The Oilers have agreed to terms with one of their remaining restricted free agents, announcing that they’ve re-signed winger Tyler Benson to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay $750K at the NHL level while PuckPedia adds that Benson will receive $275K in the minors. The contract has a total guarantee of $350K.
Benson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Saturday, per Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic. The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Benson logged a goal and an assist in 29 games with Edmonton last season. The 24-year-old winger will likely compete for a bottom-six role with the Oilers in training camp.
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Though there’s talk that Kailer Yamamoto or Jesse Puljujarvi could be traded this summer, we can say for certain that both players along with Ryan McLeod will be issued qualifying offers by the Edmonton Oilers. Those are Edmonton’s main restricted free agents, but what about the other ones?
The Edmonton Oilers have placed forward Tyler Benson on waivers. Benson, 24, was drafted by the Oilers in the second round of the 2016 draft and has appeared in 36 NHL games with the Oilers. Most of that action has come this year where he’s appeared in 29 games scoring...
Benson hit the waiver wire Wednesday. Benson's pending demotion could be an indication that Jesse Puljujarvi (lower body) is ready to come off injured reserve for Thursday's matchup with Buffalo. The 23-year-old winger has appeared in 29 games for the Oilers this year in which he has garnered just two points, so few fantasy players are likely to be impacted by him being moved to the minors.
Tyler Benson finally has his first goal. It came in his 30th NHL game with his parents in the stands at Rogers Place. The Edmonton native found himself alongside Connor McDavid and Zach Hyman upfront when a William Lagesson point shot wasn’t covered up. That’s when Benson was able...
Benson scored a goal and went minus-2 in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Wild. This was Benson's 30th career game, and he finally got his first goal, though it'll be a bittersweet memory given the result. The 23-year-old winger hasn't done much from a bottom-six role this season with two points, 16 shots on net, 37 hits and a minus-5 rating in 23 outings. Even with his former coach from AHL Bakersfield, Jay Woodcroft, now behind the NHL bench, Benson has struggled to keep his place in the lineup.
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The Oilers say they will now play Ottawa on Jan. 15. On Saturday, the team placed five players and six staffers into COVID-19 protocols: Kailer Yamamoto, Evan Bouchard, Brendan Perlini, Ilya Konovalov and Slater Koekkoek. Those players joined Connor McDavid, Derek Ryan and Tyson Barrie, who entered protocols Tuesday and Wednesday last week.
Benson was designated to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Sunday. Benson has averaged 10:59 of ice time and tallied one assist through his last six appearances. If his entrance into protocols results in missed games, the Oilers will likely fill the vacancy with a call-up due to long-term injuries sidelining Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (lower body) and Josh Archibald (chest).
Benson logged an assist in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Rangers. The helper was Benson's first point of the year, as he set up longtime minor-league teammate Ryan McLeod on the Oilers' lone tally. The 23-year-old Benson has added nine shots on net, 23 hits, six PIM and a minus-4 rating in 16 games this year. He's been a part-time player in the bottom six this year, often competing with Brendan Perlini and Kyle Turris for playing time.