Edmonton Oilers on Friday offered Darnell Nurse an eight-year contract extension, earning the guard an average annual salary of $ 9.25 million.
Oilers made the announcement in a press release.
With his new contract, the nurse will join Edmonton’s core squad for the next few years, along with forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Droysight.
All in all, it was a generous deal for the nurse. In the Oilers first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2013 draft, the defenseman had a good season with 36 points, including 16 goals in 56 games. He also posted a +27 rating.
She is the fourth National Hockey League (NHL) player to spend more time on the ice in 2020-21. Only Drew Doty, Thomas Chabot and Brent Burns surpassed his average of 25:38 per game.
Its extension will apply from the 2022-2023 season. He became the fifth highest paid back in the league, especially behind Jack Virensky and Seth Jones, who launched contract extensions this summer.
The 26-year-old Ontario athlete has scored 157 points in 406 games against the Oilers in the NHL.