After starting year on waivers, Lander signs two-year extension with Oilers

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Quite the campaign for Anton Lander.

The 23-year-old Oilers forward, who was put on waivers prior to the start of the regular season, has signed a two-year extension with Edmonton, the club announced on Thursday.

Per Sportsnet, the deal is worth $1.97M, good for an average annual cap hit of $985,000. Lander’s currently on a deal that pays $600,000 annually.

The Oilers’ second-round pick (40th overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Lander struggled to find his niche during his first three years in the league but has enjoyed something of a new life under interim bench boss Todd Nelson, scoring six goals and 17 points in 33 games since becoming a lineup fixture in January.

Lander is also averaging 14:50 TOI per game, which is a career-high.