• Oilers sign Scrivens to two-year extension

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Mar 3, 2014
    The Edmonton Oilers signed goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension Monday. To be honest, the biggest surprised about Ben Scrivens' new contract with the Edmonton Oilers is that it took this long to get done. In his third start for the Oilers, Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a shutout with 59 against the San Jose Sharks. In a hockey world where the Flyers sign Steve Mason to a three-year, $12.3 million contract after just 40-odd games with the organization, Ben Scrivens’ brand new two-year, $4.6-million contract with the Oilers doesn’t seem like a terrible gamble. That’s important to note in the wake of Scrivens’ new deal: it doesn’t anoint him as the guaranteed No. 1, but it does provide him with enough security to push himself the rest of this year and into the off-season to keep reaching for the prize. The Oilers acquired him in mid-January for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The 27-year-old’s individual numbers as an Oiler have been phenomenal and he’s assimilated into a dressing room that includes fellow goalie and noted oddball Ilya Bryzgalov without any problems.

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