Agent: Brett Connolly had 'good conversation' with Oilers
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The Edmonton Oilers have been in contact with Brett Connolly's camp, according to his agent Gerry Johannson.

Johannson confirmed on Edmonton-based radio station 630 CHED's "Oilers Now" show on Tuesday that Oilers general manager Ken Holland has spoken to him about Connolly.

“We’ve talked to Ken, and Brett had a really good conversation," the agent said. "We’ve got quite a few calls for sure on (Connolly). The (contract) number probably is going to be fairly reasonable, I think, to where a lot of teams can look at Brett as a fit."

Johannson then touted the Oilers as a team that presents an ideal opportunity not just for his client, but for any player, presumably due to the presence of Connor McDavid.

“There’s not a much better opportunity in the NHL than the right side in Edmonton," he said. "That’s a pretty big opportunity for someone like Brett. And obviously he’s a (Prince George, British Columbia) guy, so he’s a western Canadian. We've got a lot of calls to make, still, and we've got to go through a process and obviously it's up to Brett, but ... Edmonton would be a great spot.”

Johannson added that six-to-eight teams have expressed "real interest" in Connolly.

The 27-year-old pending unrestricted free agent has spent the last three seasons with the Washington Capitals, helping them win the Stanley Cup last June. He posted a career-high 22 goals and 46 points in 2018-19.

Connolly is coming off a two-year, $3-million deal signed with the Capitals in June 2017.

- With h/t to Reid Wilkins

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