Jarret Stoll agrees to two-year deal
Jarret Stoll enjoyed a career year in 2005-06 with 22 goals and 68 points.
Oilers Assistant General Manager Scott Howson says that the team is excited to have Stoll back in the lineup. "We are pleased to have Jarret under contract for the next two years. He has emerged into a solid two-way player at an early stage in his career and we believe he will continue his development into a top forward in the NHL."
The 61", 201-pound native forward is coming off a solid season with the Oilers that saw him finish third on the Oilers scoring list with a career-high 68 points. The 24-year-old native of Melville, Saskatchewan established single-season career-highs in goals, assists and points, netting 22 goals and 46 assists in 82 games.
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One of only three Oilers to appear in all 82 games during the regular season, Stoll finished third on the team in goals and assists, was second in PPG (11) and game-winning goals (4), fourth in plus/minus (+4) and first in shots on goal (243).
One of the top face-off men in the NHL, Stoll helped the Oilers lead the NHL in face-off winning percentage at 53.4%. He led the Oilers and was fifth in the NHL with a 56.7 winning percentage as he won 765 of his 1,348 face-offs. In a 3-1 win versus the Vancouver Canucks on February 4, 2006, Stoll won 21 of 22 face-offs to establish an Edmonton record for the highest single-game face-off winning percentage at 95.5%.
Stoll was used in all situations by Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish, playing a regular shift and seeing considerable time on both specialty teams. He tied with Ryan Smyth for third in powerplay scoring on the Oilers as he netted 11-20-31 with the man advantage and he also added a goal and an assist while penalty killing.
Registering 16 multiple points games on the season, including a career-high four point (2-2-4) game at St. Louis on November 4, 2006, Stoll was involved in one-quarter of the Oilers 41 victories as he scored four game winners and assisted on six more.
A second round draft choice of the Oilers in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Stoll will be entering his third full season with the Oilers in 2006-07. In his first 164 career games with the Oilers he has scored 32-58-90 with 116 PIM.