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Oilers sign goaltender Wells to entry level contract

Peterborough Petes goalie Dylan Wells signed a three-year entry level contract

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release /

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year entry level contract.

Wells has just completed his third season with the OHL's Peterborough Petes, helping the Petes reach the Conference finals. 

During the regular season, the 19-year-old Wells appeared in a career high 52 games, registering a 3.07 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. He tied for third in the OHL with 33 wins, and also shared the fourth best save percentage in the OHL at .916, among goaltenders with 30 games or more.

The 6'2", 182-pound goaltender had an 8-4 record in the playoffs, with a 2.51 GAA, and a .930 SV% over 12 games.

The native of St. Catharines, Ont. was named OHL Playoff Player of the Week on April 17, after registering two road wins and making 66 saves as the Petes completed a four-game sweep of the Kingston Frontenacs. Wells also became the first goaltender in Petes history to score a goal, and ninth OHL goaltender all-time, when he scored a goal into an empty net to clinch a 6-2 victory and series win in Game 4 in Kingston. 

Wells opened the playoffs with an eight-game winning streak, in which he had a 1.94 GAA and a .944 SV%.

He was also a finalist for the OHL Goaltender of the Year Award this past season, and was the Petes' nominee for the Red Tilson Trophy, awarded to the Most Outstanding Player of the Year. 

Wells played for Canada Red at the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge in Sarnia-Lambton, Ont. and attended the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence goaltending camp in 2014, 2015 and again in 2016.

Wells was selected by the Oilers in the 5th round, 123rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft

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