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by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

The Oilers have signed free agent right-winger Ty Rattie to a one-year contract.

The 24-year-old, Calgary, AB native was selected 32nd overall in the 2011 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues. In 35 career NHL games, Rattie has four goals and six assists.

He was claimed off waivers by Carolina in January, playing five games for the Hurricanes in 2016-17. The Blues then claimed him back on February 19.

With the Chicago Wolves in the AHL, Rattie has played 215 games, scoring 71 goals and adding 70 assists for 141 points. He has played 21 AHL post-season games, scoring three goals and adding four assists.

Rattie played his junior career for the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL. He won an Ed Chynoweth Cup in 2013, leading the WHL playoffs in scoring with 36 points, including 20 goals in 21 games. He was named the WHL Finals Most Valuable Player.

"I think he's underachieved at the NHL level," said Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli. "I think a lot of teams have had a look at him, not a lot but I know we put in a claim on him last year, a waiver claim. Real good hockey sense, good release, very smart player, works angles well with and without the puck. He's underachieved. I don't know why. We have certain reasons why, just by observations, but we think he's got a chance to play on our team and if not, provide some depth."

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