— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) February 29, 2016
Patrick Maroon has 79 points in 204 games played and has had great success in the playoffs scoring 18 points in 29 games. Last season he scored 11 points (7 goals) in 16 playoff games.
This season, Maroon has 13 points in 56 game played. He has two years left on a deal with a cap hit of $2 million and is 27 years old.
Mark Spector reported Anaheim will retain 25% of Maroon’s remaining contract. With that, the Maroon will account for a $1.5 million cap hit for the next two seasons.
The way the trade broke was excellent. When Peter Chiarelli opened his Media Scrum and he was asked about how the day went he opened and dropped the bomb that he had a trade call in queue with the NHL.
It was later announced by the Oilers that the deal was seeing the Oilers send Martin Gernat and a fourth round pick for Maroon’s services. Gernat certainly had been passed over in the Oilers system by guys like Jordan Oesterle, Darnell Nurse and Brandon Davidson, and Gernat was spending his time in Bakersfield as a 7th D. The deal is a low-risk, middle-to-high reward.
The truth is that during Maroon’s time in Anaheim he has seen time in the top six with guys like Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. Now in Edmonton, I would imagine the Oilers would give him a look in the top nine.
Maroon’s numbers show very well. Last year alone, the 34 regular season points he had would rank him fourth on the Edmonton Oilers in points scored behind only Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle.
As Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli alluded by to yesterday saying he wants to see the three center’s play at once, the Oilers will likely try to roll three scoring lines when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returns from hand injury. The acquisition of Maroon gives the Oilers size up and down their lineup, which is something the team has been sorely lacking. Add in the waiver claims of Adam Pardy and Adam Cracknell, the Oilers are beginning to look like a team built in the Western Conference.
Adam Pardy is 6’4, 230 lbs.
Adam Cracknell is 6’2, 210 lbs.
Patrick Maroon is 6’3, 230 lbs.
His size and skill vouch for himself, and he has posted some solid advanced stats to boot.
At the end of the day, this is a really smart deal for the Oilers will likely benefit from the presence of Maroon on the team’s roster.
— Julie Stewart-Binks (@JSB_FOX) February 29, 2016
— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) February 29, 2016
Kassian and Maroon were bought at basically the exact low-point of their values and have NHL talent. Big boy teams do this. Be happy.
— Michael Parkatti (@mparkatti) February 29, 2016