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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 /

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


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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