The Edmonton Oilers have paid 100-million dollars U-S to lock up superstar captain Connor McDavid. They agreed to an eight-year extension yesterday with an average annual value of 12.5-million dollars. . That makes the 20-year-old league M-V-P the highest paid player in the N-H-L annually. McDavid’s extension kicks in after he finishes the final year of his entry-level deal next season.
Alex Galchenyuk has avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract with the Canadiens. Galchenyuk was a restricted free agent who had been among 30 NHL players to file for arbitration, but he avoided that ordeal by inking a three-year $14-point-7 million dollar U-S contract that averages $4-point-9 million per season against the salary cap.
Live harness racing Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash card.
Dellin Betances forced in the go-ahead run with four walks in the eighth inning to help the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 7-6. The Jays wasted an early five-run lead before Betances bailed them out. Elsewhere, the Texas Rangers dumped the Boston Red Sox 8-2