The Edmonton Oilers paid a huge price to lock up superstar captain Connor McDavid.
But it could have been even higher.
The Oilers said Wednesday that the team and McDavid have agreed to an eight-year, $100 million extension.
That makes the 20-year-old league MVP the highest-paid player in the NHL on an annual basis ($12.5 million per season), but it's about $750,000 a year less than what reports last week figured he would be getting.
"It easily could have been a lot higher in value and shorter in term," Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said.
McDavid's extension kicks in after he finishes the final year of his entry-level deal next season....