The Edmonton Oilers have signed Ben Scrivens to a two year contract worth just $2. 3M per season.
Scrivens, who allowed three goals on 21 shots in most recent start on Friday against Minnesota, has a 10-9-4 record with a fantastic 2.02 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. The former Toronto Maple Leafs prospect was acquired by the Oilers back in January from the LA Kings in return for a 2014 third round pick, just minutes after Edmonton sent Devan Dubnyk to Nashville. (Dubnyk, who was highly criticized or his inconsistent play, was placed on waivers today with the return of Pekka Rinne looming shortly).
On January 29, 2014, Scrivens set the NHL record for most saves by a goaltender in a regular season shutout, stopping 59 shots against the San Jose Sharks during 60 minutes game time before leading the Oilers to the 3-0 victory.
In other Edmonton news, Philip Larsen has been placed on waivers. Prior to the NHL free agency period last season, Larsen was traded, along with a draft pick, by the Dallas Stars to the Oilers in exchange for Shawn Horcoff. He currently has six points in 17 games with the Oilers, as well as an additional seven points in seven games with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons.
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