On Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers re-signed former first round draft pick Ales Hemsky. The announcement was made via the official Oilers Twitter feed. The deal will be for two years and $10 million, ensuring that the RW will stay with the team through at least the 2013-14 NHL season.
The alternate captain has been with the Edmonton club since being selected as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2001 NHL Draft. He made his debut with the Oilers in 2002, and since then he has accumulated 119 goals, 302 assists and 421 career points.
Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini had this to say regarding the re-signing:
Ales can see the level of skill that's coming. The type of play we've seen lately with him and Hall is exciting.
(The signing) was probably the main focus up until an hour ago. It changes the direction of what we could be looking at (Monday).
Sounds like much more is brewing for the Oilers in the near future.
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