Newest Oilers Signing Drops the Gloves in Nashville

Published October 17, 2023 at 10:50 PM

It's always important to consider where you work, whether it's in an office, a factory, or even with an NHL team, you want to make a good first impression on your new coworkers, coaches, and teammates.

Adam Erne embodied this spirit tonight, fresh off signing a new one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers after an impressive camp on a professional tryout (PTO).

Just before the first period ended, with the Oilers leading three to nothing, Nashville felt the need to wake up their team. Ernie entered the Nashville zone to deliver a body check, and Cole Smith took offence, resulting in both dropping their gloves.

They exchanged a few punches before ending up on the ground, and the fight concluded within seconds. Ernie's refusal to back down and his ability to defend himself gave his teammates confidence.

Erne was drafted in the 2013 entry draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round, 33rd overall. Standing at 6 feet, one inch, and weighing 215 pounds, he has participated in 357 NHL games, contributing 40 goals and 49 assists for a total of 89 points.

Throughout his career, he has typically played in the bottom six roles for every team he's been a part of, and this marks his third NHL organization.

The 28-year-old forward signed a one-season contract worth $775,000.
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Newest Oilers Signing Drops the Gloves in Nashville

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