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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Ryan McLeod to one-year contract extension

Calgary Flames defenceman Nikita Zadorov, left, is chased by Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan McLeod during second period NHL second-round playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. McLeod has signed a one-year contract extension with the Oilers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

EDMONTON — Forward Ryan McLeod has signed a one-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers, the club announced Thursday.

The contract carries an average annual value of $798,000.

McLeod is entering his second full season with the Oilers. The 23-year-old recorded nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 71 games last season.

McLeod played in all 16 of Edmonton's playoff games, tallying three goals and an assist.

The Oilers selected the Mississauga, Ont. native in the second round (40th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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