The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have assigned defenceman Darnell Nurse to the American Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Barons.
Nurse, 20, spent the 2014-15 season with the Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League, wearing the captaincy for the Greyhounds an accumulating 33 points (10G, 23A) and 58 penalty minutes in 36 games. He ranked second on the team among defencemen in goals (10) and third in points (33).
The Hamilton, Ontario native also notched eight points (3G, 5A) and 26 penalty minutes in 14 games during the 2014-15 OHL Playoffs.
Nurse appeared in two games with the Oilers this season and made his National Hockey League debut on October 14th, 2014 against the Los Angeles Kings.
The 6’4”, 205-pound defenceman has posted 134 points (36G, 98A) and 326 penalty minutes in 221 career OHL games. He has also appeared in 29 career playoff games, recording 20 points (7G, 13A) and 44 penalty minutes.
Nurse also represented Canada at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship, posting one assist, six penalty minutes and a plus eight rating.
Nurse appeared in four games with the Barons in 2013-14, posting one assist. He also played in three playoff games, registering one assist and seven penalty minutes.
The Edmonton Oilers selected Nurse in the 1st round, 7th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.