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Oilers agree to terms with Taylor Fedun

Saturday, 07.20.2013 / 11:51 AM / News

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Oilers agree to terms with Taylor Fedun
The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with defenseman Taylor Fedun on a one-year contract.

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with defenseman Taylor Fedun on a one-year contract. No financial terms were disclosed.

Fedun, a 6-foot, 190-pound defenseman, spent the 2012-13 season with the Oklahoma City Barons, the Oilers' American Hockey League affiliate. He scored eight goals and finished with 27 points and 30 penalty minutes in 17 regular-season games. He had three goals, six points and six penalty minutes in 17 playoff games.

The Oilers signed Fedun as a free agent in 2011 after he spent four seasons playing college hockey at Princeton. But he missed all of the 2011-12 season after breaking his femur in a preseason game.

He told CHED Radio he's completely healed from the injury and that the season in the AHL was a big help.

"It took some time for me to get adjusted to the games and the lifestyle," he said of his season in Oklahoma City, "but as the year went by, I think I got better and better."

Fedun is trying to crack an Oilers defense corps that's nine-deep right now. He's confident he's up to the task and can prove himself at training camp and in preseason games.

"The biggest thing is going to be how I perform in camp," the 25-year-old said. "I want to get the opportunity to play in [preseason] games with all the skill we have in Edmonton and show how I can complement it. That's ultimately what's going to get me a shot."

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The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
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