Rumour: Edmonton Oilers to buy out Jack Campbell's Contract

Published November 13, 2023 at 3:02 PM

The Edmonton Oilers were expected to be a major Stanley Cup contender this season, but with many issues surrounding the team, it hasn't played out that way, and now, they have to fix their mess in net.

Could the Oilers buy out goaltender Jack Campbell's contract?


One of the biggest problems for Edmonton dating back to last season is the five-year, $25 million contract handed out to former Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell, who was ultimately sent to the AHL after another poor start to the 2023-24 season.

In his first start with the Bakersfield Condors, Campbell allowed four goals on just 20 shots, and now, it appears the Oilers are ready to bite the bullet and buy-out the remaining 3.5 years of his deal.

How much would buying out Campbell cost the Oilers?

Campbell's recent demotion to the AHL brings with it a cap hit of $3.85 million to the Oilers over the next three seasons, but it appears as though there's a way out of it, especially with the cap expected to rise significantly in the coming years.

The veteran becomes eligible for a buy-out on June 15, 2024, and if that happens, he will be on the Oilers books for a cap hit of $1.5 million for the next six-seasons, and while that will no doubt hurt, it's arguably the team's best option right now, as it appears there's no signs of him getting his game back anytime soon.

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Rumour: Edmonton Oilers to buy out Jack Campbell's Contract

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