In a surprising move to most hockey fans & critics, former Oiler Mike Comrie has signed with his hometown Edmonton franchise on a 1 year contract worth just a little over $ 1 million.
Comrie, originally drafted by Edmonton in the third round (91st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, rejoins the Oilers after having played here from 2000-2003. The 28-year-old has also played for the Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. Comrie has posted 154 goals and 184 assists for 338 points in 525 games in the NHL.
Comrie had two stints with Ottawa, both times signed as part of a trade in March but his second outing last season wasn’t as fruitful and especially with the Senators needing to clear more salary to remain under the CBA cap. Comrie has had his best years in Edmonton but he should be prepared to get booed by his own home crowd for holding out for 30 games over a contract dispute in 2002-03.