Just hours before the NHL’s 3 pm trade deadline, the Edmonton Oilers announced that they reached a two-year, one-way contract extension with goaltender Laurent Brossoit.
Two-year, one-way contract extension for EDM G Laurent Brossoit.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 29, 2016
The contract will pay Brossoit $1.5 million in total, with $650,000 owed in 2016-17 and $850,000 in 2017-18.
Brossoit was originally drafted by the rival Calgary Flames in the sixth round, 164th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Oilers on Nov. 8, 2013, as part of a four-player deal that sent defenseman Ladislav Smid to Calgary.
Brossoit spent five seasons with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings from 2008-2013, then split time between Calgary’s and Edmonton’s ECHL and AHL clubs in 2013-14. He made his NHL appearance on April 9, 2015, a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks in which he made 49 saves on 51 shots. His lone appearance of the 2015-16 season was on Feb. 13, when he stopped 32 of 33 Winnipeg Jets shots in a 2-1 shootout loss.
It’s believed that Brossoit’s role will grow as the Oilers recently dealt goaltender Anders Nilsson to the St. Louis Blues. Nilsson appeared in 26 games for the Oilers this season as he split time with current starter Cam Talbot.
Brossoit was recalled by the Oilers on Feb. 27 and looks to stay with the club for the remainder of the regular season.
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