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Oilers ink 2011 pick Musil to entry-level deal

Saturday, 06.30.2012 / 11:16 AM / News

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Oilers ink 2011 pick Musil to entry-level deal
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins provided immediate return from the Class of 2011 for Edmonton, and now another pick from last June has signed a pro contract.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins provided immediate return from the Class of 2011 from the Edmonton Oilers, and now another of the team's draft picks from last June has signed a pro contract.

David Musil, the first pick of the second round in 2011, agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract with the Oilers, the team announced Saturday. Musil, a 6-foot-4, 198-pound defenseman, had six goals, 27 points and 104 penalty minutes in 59 games this past season for the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League. He also represented the Czech Republic in the 2012 world junior championship.

While the Oilers have an embarrassment of riches at forward, including the past three No. 1 picks in the NHL Draft (Nail Yakupov, Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall), the team's defense corps was a significant weakness in 2011-12. Musil is one of several blueline prospects that could change Edmonton's fortunes in the coming seasons, along with fellow prospects Oscar Klefbom, Martin Marincin and Colton Teubert.

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