EDMONTON, AB - From Slovakia to sunny California.
Oilers 2020 fifth-round, 126th-overall draft pick Tyler Tullio has signed an ATO (amateur tryout) with Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate team, the Bakersfield Condors.
The 18-year-old forward (5-foot-11, 181 pounds) scored four goals and nine assists in 19 games with HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas in the Slovak Extraliga earlier this season since the Ontario Hockey League season was suspended and he was unable to suit up with the Oshawa Generals.
The Lakeshore, Ontario native played two previous seasons with the Generals in the OHL and scored 27 goals with 39 assists in 62 games during the 2019-20 campaign.
As a rookie in 2018-19, he lit the lamp 15 times with 27 assists in 60 games, and also has three goals with three assists in 14 post-season matchups.
Tullio joins a Condors team that has won five consecutive games and will host the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday before facing the San Jose Barracuda for four straight matchups.