Oilers Have Clear Path To Re-Sign Mattias Janmark

This long playoff run by the Edmonton Oilers has shown that there are a few strong depth pieces that should be brought back. This includes Mattias Janmark who has really stepped up in multiple areas of the game.

Janmark has worked his way into a third line role and not only has he contributed offensively at key times scoring three goals and six points, his penalty killing has been elite. He has more than proven that the Oilers need him in the bottom-6, and there seems to be a path where a new deal can get done in the offseason.

Janmark is a UFA after the season and the 31-year-old is on a one-year, $1 million AAV deal. This is the second one-year deal he has signed with Edmonton and Frank Seravalli reported that Janmark is likely willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Oilers if there is a little bit of term on the deal.

This would likely see Janmark get between $1-2 million AAV for 2-3 years and after the performance he's put on for the Oilers, there isn't a downside to that deal. He's fast and is one of the top penalty killers on the Oilers who have been amazing on the PK this postseason. While he is just a $1 million player, it would be big shoes to fill if the Oilers were to lose him in the offseason.

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