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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers have selected Vancouver Giants winger Tyler Benson with the 32nd-overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Benson, an Edmonton native, played just 30 games this season for Vancouver. He scored nine goals and added 19 assists for 28 points as the captain of the Giants. Benson battled through injuries, but has an impressive past resume.

He averaged almost five points per game in his final season of Bantam AAA. He recorded 146 points (57-89-146) in just 33 games. His numbers set the Major Bantam Hockey League record for points in a season. He won the league’s MVP in 2012-13.

Benson’s brother, Cole, played for the Edmonton Oil Kings.

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