JASPER - Jeff Petry is betting on Jeff Petry.
The Edmonton Oilers defenceman signed a one-year, $3.075 million contract Monday, a deal just long enough to get him to unrestricted free agency next July.
If he delivers a big year, he hits the jackpot in the summer of 2015. If he takes a step backward, the money tree might look like it just got hit by a late autumn windstorm.
Itís up to him, and thatís the way he wants it.
ďIt was something we both agreed on, both sides thought this was the best scenario, to see how the year went not only for the team but how it went for me,Ē said the 26-year-old, who likes that heís in control of his own destiny.