Just before tonight’s match-up with the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers have extended the player everyone will be watching closely. Zack Kassian has signed a four-year deal with Oilers with an annual average salary of $3.2 million per season.
Kassian, 29, is on pace to have the highest scoring season of his NHL career. He’s being touted as a player who has slotted in nicely on Edmonton’s top line, while give the Oilers something every team wants which is grit and energy as the Oilers try and maintain pace to make the playoffs this season.
Entering the much-anticipated game on Wednesday, Kassian has 13 goals and 15 assists in 44 games. His career-high in goals is 15 and his career best in assists is 17. No doubt, he’ll clear those highs in the next few games.
The Oilers couldn’t have picked a better day to sign Kassian as his return to the lineup is getting all sorts of press and the Oilers versus Flames game might be among the most-watched games of the NHL season due to the fireworks some people are expecting.