Another chance in the NHL for Jason Demers

A new chance in the NHL for Jason Demers


Quebec defender Jason Demers will have the opportunity to break into the Edmonton Oilers squad, since he signed a professional tryout contract on Thursday. 

The 34-year-old veteran spent the last season in Russia with Ak Bars Kazan. He scored one point in five regular season games, before adding a point in four playoff games.

He was also part of Canada's roster at the last Olympics, helping the country finish sixth.

Before turning to Europe, Demers spent 12 seasons in the National Hockey League with the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers and Arizona coyotes. The effective two-way guard has amassed 214 points in 699 career games.

In 2016, the Dorval native signed a five-year contract worth an annual value of $4.5 million. The deal has aged pretty badly, with Demers being sidelined more than once after being traded to the Coyotes.