Eric Belanger, who was recently bought out by the Edmonton Oilers, has signed a one year contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL.
Bélanger had a disappointing season with the Oilers, recording no goals and three assists in 26 games with the club. He signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million with the Edmonton Oilers on July 1, 2011, but his tenure there was nothing short of disappointing. Bélanger had a career low season with the Oilers, in which he only recorded 4 goals and 12 assists, the lowest totals in both categories in his career. While yes, he was good in the faceoff dot, he produced just four goals and 15 assists in 104 games.
Belanger was set to make $1.25M this season, the final year of his deal, meaning the buyout will cost the Oilers $833,333 spread out over the next two seasons. He will join former NHL prospects Jakub Kovar, Sami Lepisto and Eduard Lewandowski in Yekaterinburg.
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