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BLOG: Vesel, Safin and Wells join Condors

Oilers prospects end their junior seasons, sign tryout deals with Bakersfield

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Oilers prospects Tyler Vesel, Ostap Safin and Dylan Wells have each signed tryout contracts with the Bakersfield Condors.

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The three players will continue their seasons in the American Hockey League, getting their first taste of professional hockey.

Vesel, the University of Nebraska-Omaha forward, concluded his senior year with 11 goals and 32 points in 36 games. In his 149-game collegiate career, the 23-year-old compiled 39 goals and 108 points. He was a 2018 Hobey Baker nominee.

Safin was a bright spot on his Saint John Sea Dogs, leading his team in scoring in his rookie season. He had 26 goals and 58 points in 61 matches. The left-shooting right winger participated in the 2018 World Junior Championship with the Czech Republic.

Wells saw a ton of pucks with the Peterborough Petes this season, playing 56 games and ending the campaign with a 20-30-3-3 record. In four seasons with the Petes, the netminder posted a 69-73-7-10 record to go along with a 3.65 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.

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