The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have agreed to terms with winger Anton Slepyshev on a three-year entry level contract.
Slepyshev, 21, appeared in 58 games with the Kontinental Hockey League's Ufa Salavat last season, posting 25 points (15G, 10A) and 12 penalty minutes. He ranked third on the team in goals and established career highs in points (25), goals (15) and assists (10). He also played in five playoff games, registering two assists.
The Penza, Russia native also participated in the 2014 Spengler Cup with Ufa, leading the team in scoring, posting five points (2G, 3A).
The 6’2”, 187-pound forward has accumulated 49 points (29G, 20A) and 22 penalty minutes in 159 career KHL games. He has also appeared in 37 career playoff games, recording five points (2G, 3A) and six penalty minutes.
Slepyshev has also represented his country internationally at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship.
Slepyshev was selected by the Oilers in the 3rd round (88th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.