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The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Ladislav Smid to a four-year, $14 million extension.
Smid has a goal and two assists in 34 games with the Oilers this season. He had a career-high five goals and 15 points in 78 games in 2011-12.
The 6-foot-3, 207-pound native of the Czech Republic is in his seventh season with the Oilers. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
A physical presence on the blue line, Smid leads the Oilers in blocked shots (91) and hits (103). He led the club with 184 blocked shots and 186 hits last season.
Smid was Anaheim's first-round selection, ninth overall, in the 2004 draft. He was part of the 2007 trade that sent defenseman Chris Pronger from Edmonton to the Ducks.
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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Edmonton Oilers’ blueliner Ladislav Smid has never been about numbers–certainly not goals and assists, rifling a puck past goalie Cory Schneider Saturday night, his first goal in a calendar year–but dollars and cents is another story. He does know what other purely defensive defencemen in the National Hockey League are making...
The Edmonton Oilers announced that they had signed upcoming unrestricted free agent defenceman Ladislav Smid to a four-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3.5 million. Smid was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, ninth overall, by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. He played junior hockey for HC Liberec Junior in the [...]
GM Steve Tambellini announces #Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Ladislav Smid on a 4-year contract extension ($3.5 AAV)
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 1, 2013
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