The Bakersfield Condors' roster will be different going into the 2017-18 season.
On July 1, the Edmonton Oilers signed forward Mitch Callahan and defenceman Ryan Stanton to two-year contracts. They also inked forwards Grayson Downing, Brian Ferlin and Ty Rattie, as well as defenceman Keegan Lowe and goaltender Edward Pasquale to one-year contracts.
Some prospects could also make the jump from junior to pro, including defencemen Caleb Jones, Ethan Bear, Ryan Mantha and Ziyat Paigin, leaving the team made of a good mix of rookies and veterans.
"It seems like a complete makeover and I think a lot of those additions will have great effects for everyone," said defenceman Dillon Simpson on Oilers Now Monday.
"When you have that kind of base around you on a minor league team, it makes a difference."
Simpson commented on two of the defensive additions the team could see.
"Mantha is a guy with a lot of size and can move well for a big guy," Simpson said.
Russian defender Paigin is the other.
"For Ziyat, he's a great guy," Simpson said. "He's here with us now training. He can jump up offensively, can get up in the rush and has a big shot."