Oakville’s Bouchard inks two-year contract extension with Edmonton

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Published June 27, 2024 at 6:43 pm

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Oakville native Evan Bouchard has signed on for two more years with the Edmonton Oilers. NHL.COM PHOTO

Coming off a career best regular season and a record-setting playoff run has helped Oakville’s Evan Bouchard land an extension with the Edmonton Oilers.

The Stanley Cup finalists announced Thursday (June 27) they have signed the offensive blueliner to a two-year, $7.8 million contract extension.

Bouchard, who will average $3.9 million on each season, was Edmonton’s final restricted free agent.

The 24-year-old old, who was Edmonton’s 10 overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, had a breakout year in his fifth season with the Oilers, recording 18 goals and 82 points while finishing an impressive plus 34 in plus/minus stats in 81 games.

Bouchard also set an NHL record enroute to helping take Edmonton all the way to the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals before falling 2-1 to the Florida Panthers.

Bouchard finished the playoffs with 26 assists, surpassing the previous record for assists in a single playoff run set by current coach Edmonton coach and former Oilers start Paul Coffey who had 25 helpers during the 1984-85 season.

The six-foot-three, 192-pounder, who was paired on the blueline with Mattias Ekholm and ran the Oilers top power-play unit, also had six goals to finish the playoffs with 32 points in 25 games.

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