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RUMOUR: Oilers Eyeing Trade for 14-Year NHL Veteran

Published August 20, 2023 at 5:11 PM
BY TOM BANKS

The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly brought in both Brandon Sutter and Sam Gagner this summer, and now, according to one reporter, another veteran could be on his way to Edmonton.

An impact player



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The latest to be linked to the Oilers is Ducks veteran Adam Henrique, who could potentially make a huge impact for the Oilers offensive group immediately in 2023-24.


In 62 games a season ago, the 14-year veteran tallied 22 goals and 38 assists, and even at 33-years of age, he would still bring plenty to this team on and off the ice.

An interesting trade idea



According to Allan Mitchell of the Athletic, Henrique would be the perfect fit for the Oilers, and could end up being their top trade target to improve this team ahead of the 2023-24 season.

Henrique of the Anaheim Ducks is close to an ideal candidate. He carries a cap hit of $5.825 million, which could be problematic but is not insurmountable. Henrique plays 35 percent of his five-on-five time versus elites according to Puck IQ. His possession number relative to teammates is strong against all opponents, including elites. Henrique's expected goal share five-on-five (45.4 percent) looks poor, but shines like a diamond (No.1) compared to other Ducks centres

After another poor playoff run, the Oilers are in need of a change, and while the team they have right now is full of talent, adding a center like Henrique could be close to the perfect move.

As Read on Blade of Steel - Edmonton Oilers linked to 14-year NHL veteran
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