The Oilers have taken care of one of their remaining restricted free agents, announcing the re-signing of winger Cooper Marody to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal pays the league minimum of $750K at the NHL level, meaning he accepted less than what his qualifying offer was for. 630 CHED’s Bob Stauffer reports (Twitter link) the AHL portion of the contract is worth $150K. Marody was eligible for salary arbitration earlier this summer but opted not to file.
The 24-year-old tied for the team lead in scoring last season with AHL Bakersfield, recording 21 goals and 15 assists in 39 games. Over parts of four seasons, Marody has produced at close to a point per game clip, recording 120 points in 130 contests. Despite that, his NHL opportunities have been limited to just six games with Edmonton back in the 2018-19 season.
Marody will be waiver-eligible for the first time in training camp and that type of production at the minor league level could get him on the radar of teams if he was to be placed on the wire to send back to Bakersfield. Before it comes to that, however, he’ll have a chance to battle for an end-of-roster spot with the Oilers in training camp.
Edmonton GM Ken Holland still has some work to do on the RFA front as winger Kailer Yamamoto remains unsigned with the start of camps less than two weeks away. With limited cap space, the expectation is that he will ultimately have to take a short-term contract in order to keep the cap hit down.
I did look at the puckpedia website, according to link to puckpedia.com, it shows minor league $$$ is $70,000 not $150,000.
Are you sure it’s $150,000?
“630 CHED’s Bob Stauffer reports (Twitter link) the AHL portion of the contract is worth ‘$150K'”.
Man seriously… for one who cares…secondly common sense would say that Edmonton’s local sports news probably has more insight than a database trying to constantly update 1000s of players and given Marody’s success in the AHL everything points to the $150k being correct. Give the writers the benefit of the doubt for once and wait for the dust to settle on this minor league signing before using puckpedia or cap friendly to inform you when Brian has it straight from the city Marody was signed in.
Just ignore it.
I’m more concerned with if Marody gets a tryout on the team. Give him 20 games or so to establish himself. Holland likes to ripen the fruit, but eventually is gets spoiled.
Man I agree. Give him a shot! He has been on a tear in the A. Give him some decent ice time and see what he does with it.
@Backhand and Josip (even tho he has me blocked)
capfriendly has it reported as $150K in minors now. So for the 2nd day in a row Josip, you are WRONG. Learn to stop trying to prove the guys here wrong and stfu for once.
Thanks Brian for the CORRECT info. If you could do something about Josip trying to provide false information that would be greatly appreciated. Maybe some form of a suspension for constantly providing false info and being a grammar nerd on a free website. All the work and news/info you guys provide is greatly appreciated.