Edmonton Oilers Press Release
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The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Cody Wild to a three-year NHL entry level contract.
Oilers GM Kevin Lowe and VP of Hockey Operations Kevin Prendergast talk about the decision to bring in Wild and the state of the Oilers' blueline:700K
The 6’1”, 205 pound defenceman from North Providence, Rhode Island recently completed his third season with the Providence College Friars of the Hockey East Association, scoring 4-18-22 in 32 games with 28 penalty minutes. He was +6 on the season and scored two powerplay goals and one shorthanded goal.
Named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2005-06, Wild scored 16-41-57 with 80 penalty minutes in 100 career games with Providence from 2005-06 to 2007-08.
Wild made his professional debut with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League on Wednesday in a 4-3 win over the Manchester Monarchs.
The 20-year-old was the Oilers’ fourth choice (fifth round), 140th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
The Oilers also announced that they have signed forward Tim Sestito to a two-year contract extension.
CODY WILD Defence 6’1” 205 lbs. Shoots: Left Born: June 5, 1987; North Providence, Rhode Island Edmonton’s 4th choice (5th round), 140th overall, in 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM 2005-06 Providence HEA (NCAA) 36 6 15 21 24 2006-07 Providence HEA (NCAA) 32 6 8 14 28 2007-08 Providence HEA (NCAA) 32 4 18 22 28 NCAA TOTALS 100 16 41 57 80