The Edmonton Oilers have locked up their young captain, Connor McDavid, to a pricey 8-year deal that kicks in after this upcoming season.

The Edmonton Oilers have locked up their 20-year-old franchise player, as the team announced Wednesday that its has signed captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million contract extension.

McDavid led the NHL in assists (70) and points (100) during this past regular season and added five goals and four assists in 13 playoff games.

His deal will carry an annual cap hit of $12.5 million – 16.6 per cent of his team’s cap space if the cap remains at $75 million next season.

He won the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player to his team and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player in the regular season at the NHL Awards last month.

He missed a significant portion of his rookie season with a broken collarbone, but now has 46 goals and 148 points in 127 games. 

He was selected first overall in the 2015 NHL Draft and was named the Oilers’ captain last summer.


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