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RELEASE: Oilers agree to terms with Benning

The Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Matt Benning on a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Matt Benning on a two-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season.  

Benning, 24, appeared in 73 games with the Oilers in 2017-18, posting 21 points (6G, 15A), 49 penalty minutes and a +5 plus-minus rating.

The 6'1", 204-pound defenceman has now appeared in 135 games over two seasons with the Oilers, compiling 36 points (9G, 27A), 78 penalty minutes and a +13 plus-minus rating. 

From St. Albert, Alberta, Benning signed as an unsigned drafted free agent with Edmonton on August 27, 2016 after three seasons at Northeastern University. He was originally drafted by Boston in the sixth round, 175th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

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