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Edmonton Oilers’ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to ink 8-year deal

Apr 7, 2021; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) skates with the puck in the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is expected to sign an eight-year, $41 million contract extension, TSN reported Tuesday.

Per the report, the deal includes a no-movement clause.

“My goal is always to stay an Oiler, and right now at this point, (free agency) is not really in my mind,” Nugent-Hopkins said last month, per the Edmonton Journal. “Right now, I have a lot more in my head than that, so it’s tough to kind of think about that and get my thoughts wrapped around that. I think I’ve said it from Day 1, I love being an Oiler and it’s something that I’ve taken a lot of pride in the last 10 years.”

Nugent-Hopkins, 28, recorded 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 52 games this season while competing in the final campaign of a seven-year, $42 million contract.

He has collected 478 points (185 goals, 293 assists) in 656 career games since being selected by the Oilers with the top overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media