Caggiula agreed to terms with the Oilers on a two-year contract extension Thursday. The University of North Dakota product compiled 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) over his first 127 games at hockey's highest level. Caggiula saw ice time on the power play and penalty kill last season, averaging 0:59 and 0:44, respectively, in those special teams situations. The shifty winger said he's committed to improving in his third year, but he'll probably need to jump into the top-six group with Leon Draisaitl to be considered an intriguing fantasy player.
Caggiula is committed to improving next season, the Edmonton Sun reports. The 23-year-old winger is hoping for a bigger role with the club after besting his numbers from last year's rookie campaign -- Caggiula scored 18 points in 60 games in 2016-17 and finished this season with 20 in 67. "You want to improve every year, but there are select few players who can make massive jumps," Caggiula said. "I did take steps forward, but there are things I have to work on." While his offensive contributions were inconsistent, the sophomore winger has some value in deep leagues that reward for his physical style (147 hits this season).
Caggiula found the back of the net in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to Columbus. While the 23-year-old winger has only tallied 13 goals in 62 games this season, he has collected four of those in the last five contests. It has been a rough year for Caggiula (like most players in Edmonton, aside from Connor McDavid), but he has been seeing more time on the second line and is clearly making the most of it.
Caggiula lit the lamp twice, including once on the power play, in a 6-2 win over the Senators on Thursday. This is Caggiula's first multi-point game in 25 contests, which is perhaps not surprising given that he only has 18 points in 59 games. The power-play goal was just his second point of the season with the extra man.
Caggiula scored a goal in Tuesday's 7-3 blowout victory over the Hurricanes. Caggiula opened up the scoring early in the first period for the Oilers in the rout. He has now scored two goals in his last four games, bringing his point total up to 16 points in 58 contests in 2017-18.
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