EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – The Oilers have signed star captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million deal.

McDavid led the NHL in scoring with 100 points last season, en route to winning the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

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Drafted first overall by the Oilers in 2015, the 20-year-old McDavid has been the catalyst of Edmonton’s transformation from league bottom dweller to contender.

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With McDavid leading the way, the Oilers reached the playoffs for the first time in a decade last season, eliminating San Jose before falling in seven games to Anaheim in the second round.

The deal has an average annual value of $12.5 million.

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