Edmonton Oilers Extend Recently Acquired Defenseman

The Edmonton Oilers liked what they saw from defenseman Cam Dineen since he was acquired alongside Nick Bjugstad from the Arizona Coyotes that they signed him to an extension. This deal is one-year, $750,000 AAV and is a two-way contract. This will allow the Oilers to use Dineen as a potential seventh defenseman next season.

The two-way deal is also an indication that the expectation for Dineen is to spend the majority of the 2023-24 season in the American Hockey League. The 24-year-old was set to become a UFA after the season and should assume the role that Jason Demers and Ryan Murray had this season as a solid depth option if things go south with injuries.

Dineen has been a great point producer as a defenseman during his time in the AHL, both for the Tucson Roadrunners and the Bakersfield Condors since the trade. He really took off last season when he put up three goals and 19 points in 21 games and then got 34 games of experience with the Coyotes in the NHL. He once again did very well in the AHL this season with the Roadrunners, scoring four goals and 35 points in 50 games and has two goals and 12 points in 19 games in Bakersfield. He should be in the mix for the seventh defensive spot next preseason along with Markus Niemelainen.

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