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Draisaitl signs on the line which is dotted

The Edmonton OIlers have signed restricted free agent forward Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million contract. Draisaitl finished eighth in the NHL in scoring last season with 77 points (29G/48A). The 21-year-old added 16 points in 13 postseason games.

Unrestricted free agent Matt Cullen just said no to retirement and inked a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild. The Minnesota native’s base salary will be $1 million with the potential for another $700K in bonuses.

The Colorado Avalanche signed University of Minnesota-Duluth center Dominic Toninato to a two-year, entry-level contract. Toninato was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round of the 2012 Entry Draft, but never signed by the Buds.

In Florida Panthers news, JD Power named the club first in fan experience in South Florida and single-game tickets are now on sale.