Also inked today: Rowbear Nilsson: three years, $5.5 million in total.
Nilsson will earn $1.5 million next season and $2 million in each remaining
Really nice deal. The contrast with Gilbert's is interesting and speaks to how much the Oilers value defencemen. That second line of Nilsson, Ganger and Cogliano is made-by-little-kids-in-China cheap.
As for Tom Gilbert's deal, details per TSN are as follows:
Gilbert will earn $3.5 million next season with a $1.5 million signing bonus, $3.5 million in 2009-2010, $5.5 million with a $1.5 million signing bonus in 2010-2011, $5 million in 2011-2012, $3.5 million in 2012-2013, and $3 million in 2013-2014 for a salary cap average of $4 million a season.