-Vintage Canuck- Posted January 21, 2016 Share Posted January 21, 2016 Just a couple of days ago, Oilers announced Nugent-Hopkins would be out for 6-8 weeks. Today, the Oilers announced, their former captain, Andrew Ference, will miss the entire season. Another excuse for them to finish near the bottom of the standings again for another season? Quote Defenseman Andrew Ference will have season-ending hip surgery, the Edmonton Oilers announced Thursday. Ference, 36, has played six games this season, none since Nov. 27. He's in the third season of a four-year contract with the Oilers that has an average annual value of $3.25 million, according to war-on-ice.com. Ference was named captain in 2013 after signing with the Oilers as a free agent. He had the role taken from him this season when the Oilers opted for four alternate captains: Ference, and forwards Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Ference has 43 goals and 225 points in 907 regular-season NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins and Oilers. He helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=798825 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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