A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the NHL’s move to partner with CapitalOne, which will be making millions of dollars off of its business relationship with the Oilers.
Today, the two companies announced a deal that will see CapitalOne give the Oilers one of their goaltending prospects a $200-per-game signing bonus.
The Oilers were a big part of the decision, as they signed a player who had played for them since 2011.
In addition to signing Connor Murphy, the Oilers got a player to help them develop their goaltenders, who will work on a full-time basis with the organization and help them to build the next generation of young talent.
“The NHL’s new partnership for its goaltenders with Capitalone is a testament to the commitment of both the league and our entire fan base to develop young talent and the importance of providing an environment that is fun, exciting and fun for our fans,” said Steve Yzerman, CEO of CapitalOne.
“The NHL is proud to continue to partner on a number of fronts with the National Hockey League, and we look forward to building on our relationship with both the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.”
While this isn’t a full signing bonus, it does represent an indication that both the NHL and CapitalOne feel the importance in creating a fun and exciting environment for our players.