Corey Perry costs the Edmonton Oilers thousands of dollars

Graham Montgomery
May 22, 2024  (7:37 PM)

Edmonton Oilers forward Corey Perry doing an interview with Sportsnet
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Edmonton Oilers forward Corey Perry has been largely invisible in the playoffs this year, but he is still hurting the team next season with his contract situation.

The Oilers signed Perry ahead of the trade deadline after his contract with the Chicago Blackhawks was terminated. The move seemed to make a lot of sense for the team, who got a veteran depth forward at a reasonable cost. However, they did offer him a bonus of 50,000 dollars if the team advanced to the Western Conference final. Now that that has happened, Perry will get the bonus, which will be applied to next season's cap.
With the #LetsGoOilers moving on to the 3rd RD, forward Corey Perry earns himself a $50,000 performance bonus as a result.

This now raises Edmonton's 2024-25 bonus overage penalty to $3,500,000.

Unfortunately for the Oilers though, Perry has been more or less invisible in the playoffs so far. Through ten games he has zero points, just 8 shots on goal, 6 penalty minutes, and is a minus 3. Perhaps his most notable moment came during a scrum in which he held his stick out in front of Brock Boeser to prevent the Canucks from joining in.
Corey Perry thinks he's so funny here but really he's just exposing what a ***** organization looks like lol

Needless to say, this is not a great look for the team. That being said, Connor Brown is hurting the team much more. Brown signed a unique deal with the Oilers this season that had him on a league minimum contract, but gave him a 3.25 million dollar bonus for playing 10 or more games. That has kicked in, adding that same total to next year's cap, when Brown likely won't even be on the team.
#Oilers were able to land Connor Brown using a unique structure coming off his ACL injury. Sounds like 1 year x $775,000 plus potential $3.25 million in bonuses.

Will only count as $775k on the cap.

Brown had just 12 points in 71 regular-season games. He's gotten into just 6 playoff games, recording a single assist.
Source: HawksInsider
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Corey Perry costs the Edmonton Oilers thousands of dollars

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