Moreau gets four-year extension from Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Job security is something Ethan Moreau will not have to worry about for a while.
One game into his 11th NHL season, Moreau on Friday signed a four-year contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers.
Financial terms were not disclosed for the deal, which runs through the 2010-11 campaign.
Drafted 14th overall by Chicago in 1994, Moreau was traded to Edmonton in March 1999 and has been with the Oilers ever since. In 469 games with the team, the 31-year-old left wing has recorded 83 goals, 75 assists and 538 penalty minutes.
"We are extremely pleased to have Ethan with us for the long term," Edmonton general manager Kevin Lowe said. "Time and again, Ethan has proven himself as one of our team's leaders. His commitment to his teammates and the game can be seen every time he steps on the ice. He was an integral part of the Oilers' success in last season's playoff drive and we look forward to his continued leadership."
In 2005-06, Moreau registered 11 goals and 16 assists in 74 games, finishing third in the league with seven shorthanded points. He added two tallies and an assist in 21 postseason contests as the Oilers came within one victory of the Stanley Cup championship.
Moreau, who scored a career-high 20 goals in 2003-04, has collected 116 tallies and 223 points in 679 games with the Blackhawks and Oilers.
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