The Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenceman Tom Gilbert from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
The 63", 210-pound native of Bloomington, Minnesota, who signed a two-year contract with the Oilers on July 20, 2006, has scored 3-17-20 with 24 PIM in 33 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season.View Gilbert's bio and career statistics
In his first professional season after an outstanding four-year career with the University of Wisconsin Badgers, Gilbert was tied for seventh in scoring on the Penguins roster and was fourth in both assists and plus/minus (+7).
Gilbert was a member of Wisconsins NCAA championship team in 2005-06, scoring the winning goal in the Badgers 2-1 victory over the Boston College Eagles in the Frozen Four championship final. An assistant captain in both his junior and senior years at Wisconsin, the 23-year-old blueliner was named to the NCAA Frozen Four all-tournament team and was also named a second team NCAA West All-American and was a WCHA first team all-conference selection.
The Badgers team MVP in 2004-05, Gilbert scored 33-56-89 with 152 PIM in 162 career games with Wisconsin from 2002-03 to 2005-06.
Gilbert was obtained by the Oilers from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Tommy Salo and Edmontons sixth round choice (Justin Mercier) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft on March 8, 2004. He was the Avalanches fifth choice, 129th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft.