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Nova Scotia’s Nathan MacKinnon becomes highest-paid player in the NHL
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Nova Scotia’s Nathan MacKinnon becomes highest-paid player in the NHL

The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era. MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract that is worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team did not announce terms of the contract.His new $12.6 million salary cap hit that goes into effect at the start of the 2023-24 season surpasses Connor McDavid’s $12.5 million as the highest in the league. McDavid’s $100 million, eight-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers signed in 2017 was the previous record for the highest annual cap hit since the system went into place in 2005. Read more: Nathan MacKinnon brings...
Kailer Yamamoto signs two-year deal with Edmonton Oilers – Edmonton
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Kailer Yamamoto signs two-year deal with Edmonton Oilers – Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers and right winger Kailer Yamamoto have agreed to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $3.1 million. The Oilers announced the deal Wednesday evening. The team and player avoid a salary arbitration hearing that had been scheduled for Sunday. Read more: Kevin Lowe retiring from Edmonton Oilers: ‘He exemplifies leadership’ “You never want to really go to an arbitration hearing because in order to try to win your case, you have to probably put things out that you don’t want to put out. It’s a relationship business,” said Oilers general manager, Ken Holland on Wednesday’s edition of Inside Sports on 630 CHED. “That’s a last resort, the arbitration hearing.”Yamamoto, 23, played 81 regular season games for the Oilers in 2021/22 and ...