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Edmonton Oilers sign free agent Zach Hyman to seven-year, $38.5 million deal

May 25, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman (11) plays the puck and Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield (22) gives chase during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
May 25, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman (11) plays the puck and Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield (22) gives chase during the third period in game four of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers signed free agent forward Zach Hyman to a seven-year, $38.5 million deal on Wednesday.

Edmonton also re-signed defenseman Tyson Barrie to a three-year, $13.5 million extension, and added free-agent defenseman Cody Ceci (four years, $13 million). The Oilers also traded defenseman Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Warren Foegele and bought out the final two seasons ($11.5 million) of forward James Neal’s contract.

Hyman, 29, had 15 goals and 18 assists (33 points) in 43 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He had 86 goals and 99 assists in 345 games over six seasons with Toronto.

The 30-year-old Barrie had 48 points (eight goals, 40 assists) in 56 games last season, his first in Edmonton. He has 88 goals and 306 assists (394 points) in 610 games over 10 seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Oilers.

Ceci, 27, had four goals and 13 assists (17 points) in 53 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. He has 37 goals and 106 assists (143 points) in 549 games over eight seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Maple Leafs and Penguins.

Foegele, 25, had 10 goals and 10 assists (20 points) in 53 games for Carolina last season. He had 35 goals and 33 assists (68 points) in 200 games over parts of four seasons with the Hurricanes.

Bear, 24, had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 43 games last season. He had eight goals and 25 assists (33 points) in 132 games over three seasons with the Oilers.

Neal, 33, had just five goals and five assists (10 points) in 29 games during his season with the Oilers. Overall, he has 294 goals and 261 assists (555 points) in 13 seasons with the Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh, Nashville Predators, Vegas Golden Knights, Calgary Flames and Edmonton.

–Field Level Media