Edmonton Oilers Re-Sign Connor Brown

The Edmonton Oilers are keeping one of their veteran forwards around, as they have re-signed Connor Brown to a one-year, $1 million contract, as reported by PuckPedia. 

Brown would have become an unrestricted free agent if he was not signed to a new deal by noon. However, with this move by the Oilers, they have avoided this from occurring. 

Brown, 30, appeared in 71 games this past season with the Oilers, where he had four goals to go along with eight assists and a minus-8 rating. Overall, the Toronto, Ontario native struggled for much of the season but notably picked up his play down the stretch. During the playoffs, he was impactful, recording two goals, six points, and a plus-4 rating in 19 games.

It can take a player time to fully shake off the rust after suffering a serious injury like Brown did. He notably tore his ACL just four games into the 2022-23 season with the Washington Capitals. Yet, when looking at how Brown played down the stretch, there is reason to believe that he could put up stronger numbers in 2024-25.

Overall, this is a low-risk move for the Oilers, as it is a very reasonable cap hit and only for one year. It will be very intriguing to see how well Brown performs on this latest deal with the Oilers from here.

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