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EDMONTON, ALBERTA» The Oil­ers signed star cap­tain Con­nor McDavid to an eightyear, $100 mil­lion deal.

McDavid led the NHL in scor­ing with 100 points last sea­son, en route to win­ning the Hart Tro­phy as league MVP.

Drafted first over­all by the Oil­ers in 2015, the 20-year-old McDavid has been the cat­a­lyst of Edmonton’s trans­for­ma­tion from league bot­tom dweller to con­tender.

With McDavid lead­ing the way, the Oil­ers reached the play­offs for the first time in a decade last sea­son, elim­i­nat­ing San Jose be­fore fall­ing in seven games to Ana­heim in the sec­ond round.

The deal has an av­er­age an­nual value of $12.5 mil­lion.

Hy­man, Maple Leafs agree to 4-year ex­ten­sion. TORONTO»

Zach Hy­man signed a $10 mil­lion, four-year con­tract ex­ten­sion with the Maple Leafs.

The 25-year-old for­ward was set to be­come an un­re­stricted free agent af­ter the up­com­ing sea­son.

The for­mer Univer­sity of Michi­gan player had 10 goals and 18 as­sists in 82 reg­u­lar-sea­son games last sea­son and added a goal and three as­sists in six play­off games.

Cana­di­ens sign Galchenyuk.

MON­TREAL» Alex Galchenyuk and the Cana­di­ens avoided ar­bi­tra­tion by agree­ing to a three-year, $14.7 mil­lion con­tract.

The 23-year-old Galchenyuk was a re­stricted free agent.

Drafted third over­all by Mon­treal in 2012, the Amer­i­can cen­ter had 17 goals and 27 as­sists in 61 games last sea­son and added three as­sists in six play­off games. He has 89 goals and 115 as­sists in 336 ca­reer NHL games.


The Wild re-signed re­stricted free agent de­fense­man Zach Palmquist to a one-year, two-way con­tract. Palmquist will make $726,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL. . … The Rangers signed free-agent cen­ter David De­shar­nais to a one-year, $1 mil­lion con­tract. … The Is­lan­ders signed Swedish for­ward Se­bas­tian Aho to a three-year en­try level con­tract. … Goalie Reto Berra signed with the Ducks, re­turn­ing to North Amer­ica less than three months af­ter agree­ing to a three-year deal with Fri­bourg-Got­teron in his na­tive Switzer­land’s top league.

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