The Edmonton Oilers signed free-agent goaltender Jack Campbell to a five-year, $25 million contract on Wednesday.
Campbell will take over as Edmonton’s No. 1 goalie after a standout season for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. Campbell went 31-9-6 with five shutouts, a 2.64 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 49 games (47 starts).
Campbell, 30, is 71-39-14 with nine shutouts, a 2.53 GAA and .916 save percentage in 135 career games (125 starts) with the Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and Maple Leafs.
“(Campbell) looks to me from afar like a guy who’s getting better all the time,” Oilers general manager Ken Holland told reporters. “He’s competitive. He’s comfortable. And I think he’s 30 years of age, and from a goaltender standpoint that’s a good age. I think with Stu Skinner we’ll have a good tandem.”
Edmonton also signed defenseman Brett Kulak to a four-year, $11 million deal.
Kulak had 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 74 games last season between the Montreal Canadiens and Oilers. The 28-year-old has 64 career points (15 goals, 49 assists) in 334 games over eight NHL seasons with the Calgary Flames, Montreal and Edmonton.
The club signed forward Greg McKegg and goaltender Calvin Pickard to two-year, two-way contracts.
–Field Level Media