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Oilers sign goaltender Ben Scrivens to two-year contract extension

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Ben Scrivens on a two-year contract extension.

The Spruce Grove, Alta., native has posted a 3-4-0 record including one shutout since being acquired by the Oilers in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on January 15th.

The 27-year old has posted a 10-9-4 record with Edmonton and the Kings, including four shutouts and a league leading .934 save percentage.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Scrivens said. “Now the real work begins… It’s great to be here in Edmonton playing at home.”

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He made an immediate impact when acquired by his hometown team, making 59 saves in a 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 29.

That set an NHL record for most saves in a regular-season shutout.

The six-foot-two, 193-pound goaltender has a record of 21-23-6 and six shutouts over three NHL seasons with Toronto, Los Angeles and Edmonton.

In four years at Cornell University, Scrivens appeared in 117 games posting a record of 65-37-13, a 1.93 goals against average, and 19 shutouts.