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Oilers sign Jeff Petry to two-year, $3.5M extension

Jul 5, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

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The Edmonton Oilers bagged a nice value – especially if he’s worthy of even half of his hype – by signing Justin Schultz to an entry-level deal, but one defenseman can’t turn around a troubled group. Still, GM Steve Tambellini secured another bargain by bringing back minute-eating blueliner Jeff Petry to a two-year, $3.5 million extension.

The 24-year-old defenseman has decent size, will still be a restricted free agent when his newest deal expires and logged some pretty big ice time in his first two years with Edmonton. (His career average is 21:19 minutes per game, with 21:46 last season.) Petry had a solid 25 points in those 73 games, too, so he isn’t just killing time.

Many people, including the gang at Copper & Blue, believe that getting Petry for $1.75 million per season is quite the steal. It’s tough to disagree.

  1. falvoja - Jul 5, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Great extension. Expect a larger pay check next time.

  2. philliesblow - Jul 5, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Look for that larger pay check to come from the Red Wings. He is the son of Dan Petry, pitcher for the Tigers in the ’80’s, and Mike Illitch owns both teams. He’s a Michigan State product.

  3. nobandwagoners - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    sorry, Jeff who?

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