Edmonton Oilers' 3 Worst Contracts of 2023-24

The Edmonton Oilers had an amazing turnaround from the start of the season and they are one of the best teams in the NHL. At the trade deadline, the team added three pieces without moving anything out. That isn't exactly ideal as there are some contracts they would do better without. These are the worst of them.

Jack Campbell

There is no denying that Jack Campbell's contract is one of, if not the worst contract in the league this season. He has a $5 million AAV cap hit and he has been playing in the AHL for most of the season after a horrible first season with the Oilers in 2022-23. Despite him figuring out his game in the AHL, he will not be back in the NHL this season for the Oilers unless there are injuries, and he will either be bought out or traded in the offseason if possible.

Cody Ceci

Cody Ceci is the player that the Oilers would've been better off trading. He just hasn't been good and the team is generally outplayed and scored on more when he is on the ice. For the longest time, it has impacted the play of Darnell Nurse as well. The Oilers have finally made the decision to put Ceci on the third pairing and he has a cap hit of $3.25 million AAV for another season. An offseason trade is likely going to be the result since the numbers don't lie for Ceci.

Darnell Nurse

Darnell Nurse is widely believed by many to be overpaid, but it was the cost to keep their number one defenseman at the time around. Being partnered with Ceci hasn't helped, and even though Nurse has looked very good at times at both ends of the ice, he still isn't worth $9.25 million AAV when compared to the other defensemen who earn that much.

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