Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl
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NHL Insider Reveals Bombshell News Regarding Leon Draisaitl's Future With The Edmonton Oilers

Published January 29, 2024 at 8:02 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have stormed back into a playoff spot in large part due to their historic 16-game winning streak. Now the future of one of their most important players is a bit more certain.

Oilers CEO Reveals Plans For Draisaitl Contract Extension

Oilers CEO Jeff Jackson addressed questions with reporters recently. During the questions and answers session, he confirmed his plans for Oilers superstar Leon Draisaitl. The Oilers superstar has one year remaining on his current contract with the team on his very affordable 8.5 million dollar cap hit.

"Once the end of the season rolls around, we'll talk to Leon and his agents to see what they're thinking."-Jeff Jackson

Draisaitl will certainly be due a major raise in his next deal. With William Nylander getting more than 11 million dollars on his recent extension with the Leafs, the Oilers superstar could be in line for one of the biggest contracts in NHL history.

Draisaitl Remains Key Part Of Oilers Offense

Since signing his last deal with the Oilers, Draisaitl has cemented himself as one of the best players in the entire NHL. Over the past five seasons, the only player that has more points is Draisaitl's teammate, Connor McDavid.

Most points by a player over the last 5 seasons:

545 — Connor McDavid
489 — Leon Draisaitl
441 — Nathan MacKinnon
407 — Artemi Panarin


This season, Draisaitl has been just as good as ever as he has 23 goals and 57 points in 45 games. He remains one of the most lethal powerplay scorers in the league as 10 of his goals have come on the man advantage.

Leon Draisaitl from his spot on the power play! 💰

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NHL Insider Reveals Bombshell News Regarding Leon Draisaitl's Future With The Edmonton Oilers

What do you think the average-annual-value will be on Draisaitl's next contract?

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