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RELEASE: Condors sign Stanton, McPhee to AHL contracts

Veteran defenceman makes his return to Bakersfield while 2016 Oilers draft pick signs his first pro deal after four seasons at Boston College

by Press Release /

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The Bakersfield Condors have signed defenceman Ryan Stanton and forward Graham McPhee to one-year contracts for the 2020-21 season. Stanton will be returning to the Condors, having played in Bakersfield from 2017 through 2019.

Stanton, 31, played with the AHL's Ontario Reign in 2019-20, posting five points (2G, 3A), 28 penalty minutes and a +5 plus-minus rating in 36 games.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound blueliner has appeared in 120 NHL games over four seasons with Chicago, Vancouver and Washington, posting 27 points (4G, 23A), 71 penalty minutes and a +14 plus-minus rating.

The native of St. Albert, Alberta has also played in 479 AHL games over nine seasons, including two with Bakersfield from 2017 to 2019.

With the Condors, Stanton posted 28 points (7G, 21A), 122 penalty minutes and a +21 plus-minus rating in 111 games. He was also part of the 2019 Condors playoff run, posting three points (2G, 1A) in 10 playoff games.

In his AHL career to date, Stanton has registered 121 points (24G, 97A), 618 penalty minutes and a +82 plus-minus rating.

McPhee, 22, completed his fourth NCAA season at Boston College in 2019-20, posting 12 points (5G, 7A), 42 penalty minutes and a +4 plus-minus rating in 34 games.

He also served as an alternate captain with the Eagles in his senior season and won the program's William J. Flynn Coaches Award, given to the senior who best represented academic and scholastic life excellence.

A 6-foot-1, 174-pound forward, McPhee appeared in 138 games over four seasons, posting 55 points (22G, 33A), 156 penalty minutes and a -3 plus-minus rating.

The native of Bethesda, Maryland was Edmonton's sixth-round draft pick, 149th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft, and is the son of Vegas Golden Knights President of Hockey Operations George McPhee.

The AHL has moved the anticipated start of the 2020-21 regular season to Dec. 4, 2020.

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