The Edmonton Oilers have assigned right wing Robert Nilsson to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
The 511", 185-pound forward was recalled to the Oilers on March 14th and made his debut with Edmonton on March 15th versus the Minnesota Wild. The 22-year-old scored his first career Oilers goal and registered his first Oilers penalty minute in the 2-1 loss to the Wild. He scored one goal and had four penalty minutes in four games with the Oilers.
Nilsson has scored 13-42-55 with 42 PIM in 57 AHL games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
With his debut with Edmonton, Nilsson joins his father, Kent, as the first father-son combo to play with the Oilers. Kent Nilsson, who is a member of the Edmonton scouting staff, played with the Oilers in 1986-87 and 1994-95, scoring 6-12-18 in 23 regular season games and was a member of Edmontons 1987 Stanley Cup championship team.