The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Cam Dineen to a one-year, two-way contract extension, the club announced Sunday afternoon.
Dineen, 24, has six goals and 47 points in 69 American Hockey League games with the Tucson Roadrunners and Bakersfield Condors this season. His new contract carries an NHL cap of $775,000 for the 2023-24 season.
The Oilers acquired Dineen from the Arizona Coyotes before last month’s trade deadline as part of the deal that saw Nick Bjugstad move to Edmonton in exchange for Michael Kesselring and a third-round pick in 2023.
Dineen was set to become a Group 6 unrestricted free agent this summer.
The Coyotes originally selected Dineen in the third round (68th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft. The five-foot-11 defenseman, who shoots on the left, had seven assists in 34 NHL games with the Coyotes during the 2021-22 regular season.
The Oilers assigned Dineen to the Condors after acquiring him from the Coyotes. In 19 games with Bakersfield since the trade, Dineen has two goals and 12 points.
With this latest news, the Oilers now have nine defensemen under contract for the 2023-24 season: Darnell Nurse, Mattias Ekholm, Cody Ceci, Brett Kulak, Philip Broberg, Vincent Desharnais, Max Wanner, Markus Niemelainen and Dineen.
The Condors finished the season in fifth place in the AHL’s Pacific Division with a 37–31–4 record and 78 points in 72 games. They are set to face the Abbotsford Canucks in the first round of the 2023 Calder Cup playoffs, with every game in the best-of-three series taking place at the Abbotsford Center.