The Edmonton Oilers have avoided arbitration with centre Ryan McLeod.
On Tuesday night, the Oilers announced a two-year deal for McLeod with an annual average value of $2.1 million. His arbitration hearing had been scheduled for Friday.
McLeod, 23, had 11 goals and 12 assists in 57 games for the Oilers in the 2022/23 regular season. He added five assists in 12 playoff games.
The Oilers drafted him 40th overall in 2018.
The attention now shifts to a new deal for defenceman Evan Bouchard.
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