Sixty-four lucky kids got to sign one-day contracts with the Edmonton Oilers Saturday.

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It was part of a contest organized by Boston Pizza’s Alberta locations and the Edmonton Oilers.

Hundreds of children submitted entries. In the end, 64 were chosen to participate in a very realistic day-in-the-life of an Edmonton Oiler.

“They get to do a ton of really cool things like signing a contract, getting a jersey with a their name on the back and they’ll be skating on the ice at Rogers Place,” said Sean Megna a spokesperson with Boston Pizza.

Oilers alumni Al Hamilton and Fernando Pisani were also part of the event.

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“It’s a real wow day,” Megna said. “They see the bright lights, they’re signing autographs, they’re signing contracts — they’re seeing photographers everywhere! It’s a big day in the hub of the city, the Oilers arena. It’s just a really fun day.”

Luke Greenways got to participate and said it was the best day: “Getting to skate on the same ice that Connor McDavid skates on — it’s really fun. I couldn’t wait.”

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Photos: Dozens of children experience what it’s like to be an Edmonton Oiler



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