Edmonton Oilers sign defenceman William Lagesson to 2-year contract

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman William Lagesson to a two-year contract.

The contract is two-way in year one and a one-way in year two and has an annual average value of US$725,000 at the NHL level.

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Lagesson will remain with HC Vita Hasten of the Allsvenskan Hockey League until the start of the NHL season. The 24-year-old has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists), six penalty minutes and a plus-6 rating in 10 games with Vita Hasten this season.

The 6-2, 207-pound blueliner played in eight games with the Oilers last season, including his NHL debut on Dec. 31, 2019 against the New York Rangers.

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He also appeared in 25 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors in 2019-20, posting 10 points (three goals, seven assists), 18 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating.

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The Goteborg, Sweden native has appeared in 92 career AHL games, registering 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) and 63 penalty minutes.

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