Edmonton Oilers Sign Defenseman To Multi-Year Extension

The Edmonton Oilers have officially re-signed defenseman Philip Kemp to a two-year contract extension.

The deal is a two-way contract with an average annual value of $775,000, ensuring that the 24-year-old pending restricted free agent will continue to be a part of the organization.

Kemp's recent season has been marked by significant development and solid achievements, making him a valuable asset on the ice.

Throughout the 2022-23 season, Kemp's growth and contributions were evident as he set career highs in various categories while playing for the AHL's Bakersfield Condors. With six goals, 15 assists, and a team-leading +12 rating, Kemp showcased his skills and defensive prowess, solidifying his value within the organization.

Although drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Kemp's journey to this point has been notable.

Standing tall at 6-foot-3 and weighing 202 pounds, Kemp has become a physically capable and defensively skilled blueliner.

The two-year contract extension signifies the Oilers' confidence in Kemp's abilities and his potential to contribute to the team's success. Whether he continues to excel in the AHL or eventually makes an impact in the NHL, Kemp's value to the organization remains undeniable.

The Edmonton Oilers have secured an important piece for the future, and fans can look forward to witnessing Kemp's continued development and contributions on the ice. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports