The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed winger Vladimir Tkachev to a three-year entry level contract.
Tkachev, 18, has appeared in three preseason games with the Oilers, posting three assists and a plus three rating.
In 2013-14, Tkachev played two games with Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League and spent the remainder of the season with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 20 games with Moncton he registered 30 points (10G, 20A) and 16 penalty minutes. He also appeared in six playoff games, recording nine points (7G, 2A) and 12 penalty minutes.
The native of Omsk, Russia also played in the 2013 Subway Super Series for Team Russia, marking the second straight year he has represented Russia in the Super Series. Tkachev appeared in six games tallying four points (2G, 2A), a plus one rating and two penalty minutes.