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Insider answers if Corey Perry will sign with Oilers beyond this year

Published March 27, 2024 at 5:17 PM

Corey Perry quickly became a fan favourite in Edmonton, and now NHL insider Frank Seravalli is saying he could be staying next year if the conditions are right.

At 38 years old, Perry is still an effective player, and highly sought after across the league. He's played with five different teams over the last six years, which shows that he's still desired by teams in his veteran years.

Insider Frank Seravalli is now saying that Perry would like some stability, and would likely prefer to return to the Oilers for another season, if the next Oilers GM is willing to sign him.

One of things he has been craving has been some stability. He likes to get set up in a place and understand what the expectations are, what the coaching staff is like and what the environment/teammates are like. More often than not, he's wanted to stay at his previous teams It's not clear to me yet on his future in Edmonton but another part of it is who's going to be the general manager in Edmonton?

Seravalli's comments seem to indicate Perry is having no thoughts of retirement, and would actually prefer to stay in Edmonton for continuity. Ken Holland is expected to retire at the end of this season, so as long as the next Oilers General Manager sees a fit for Perry and believes he can be effective in his age 39 season, it seems he would easily re-sign with the team.

Perry's been a great fit in his 26 games as an Oiler this season. He's brought some secondary scoring with six goals and also a much tougher, physical look to the bottom six. Of course, he's been causing some problems between whistles too.

If the Oilers can go on a long run in the playoffs or even win the Stanley Cup, it would go a long way to bringing back depth players at affordable prices. It would be especially incredible if the Oilers can re-sign Perry, and he can give them one more good full season next year.
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Insider answers if Corey Perry will sign with Oilers beyond this year

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