Thursday, June 29, 2017

{allcanada} Benoit Pouliot placed on waivers by Oilers


Forward Benoit Pouliot was placed on unconditional waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. He will be bought out Friday, unless he is claimed by another team.

Pouliot, 30, had two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed with Edmonton on July 1, 2014. The contract had an average annual value of $4 million, according to

Edmonton would carry a salary-cap charge of $1,333,333 in each of the next four seasons if they buy out Pouliot. The Oilers would likely use the savings toward new contracts for top forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

McDavid, 20, has one season remaining on his three-year, entry-level contract. The first day he is eligible to sign an extension is July 1. He could become a restricted free agent after next season. Draisaitl, 21, can become a restricted free agent July 1.

Pouliot, selected by the Minnesota Wild with the fourth pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, had 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in 67 regular-season games and no points in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Oilers this season.

In 551 career NHL games with the Wild, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers and Oilers, Pouliot has combined for 244 points (117 goals, 127 assists).

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