NHL: Evander Kane stays in Edmonton

NHL: Evander Kane stays in Edmonton

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Forward Evander Kane agreed to a four-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers early Wednesday morning.

Kane made the announcement via through his Twitter account. According to the Sportsnet network, it is a pact of $20.5 million in total.

“My decision to stay in Edmonton is largely based on the opportunity I was offered only seven months, but also that of being part of a team that can aspire to major honours, underlined Kane. I want to win and I have the conviction that by accepting this contract, we will be able to add the missing pieces to achieve this objective.

In 43 games with the Oilers during the last season, Kane had 39 points, adding 17 points, including 13 goals, in 15 playoff contests. He joined the Alberta organization, initialing a one-year deal, after his previous pact was terminated by the San Jose Sharks in January.