Edmonton Oilers sign goalie to two-year contract extension

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The Edmonton Oilers have signed Goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension worth over $2 million a year.

It seems the Oilers have finally made a decision about who should be their long-term goalie as the 27-year-old has been given the contract which means he will not be going to free agency.

Both Scrivens and positional competition Ilya Bryzgalov were heading to free agency meaning that the Oilers were likely to snap one of them up for a contract extension. 

Scrivens was traded to the Oilers on January 15th and since then has impressed with his performances and can boast some remarkable stats.

With a .940 save percentage and 2.15 goals against average he has certainly been a good trade by Edmonton.

But if his stats aren't enough, he also broke the NHL record for amount of saves during a shut-out win with an impressive 59 in the Oilers victory over the San Jose Sharks in January.

Previously of the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs, Scrivens was undrafted but worked his way up the minors and spent his fair share of time serving as a backup goalie before arriving where he is today.

He would certainly have attracted a lot of interest had he gone to the open market but with today's announcement, it seems Scrivens will be a starting NHL goalie with the Edmonton Oilers next season.

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