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RELEASE: Oilers sign Kemp to entry-level contract

Defenceman spent the last three seasons with the NCAA's Yale Bulldogs, was drafted 208th overall in 2017

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EDMONTON, AB - The Oilerd have agreed to terms with defenceman Philip Kemp on a three-year entry-level contract through the 2022-23 season.

Kemp, 21, appeared in 32 games with the NCAA's Yale Bulldogs in the ECAC during the 2019-20 season, recording 11 points (three goals, eight assists), 10 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating. His 11 points ranked second among Yale defencemen and he was also named to the ECAC All-Academic Team.

Kemp was named Yale's team captain for the 2020-21 season, which was cancelled on Nov. 12 as a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound blueliner spent the last three seasons with the Bulldogs, appearing in 88 games, accumulating 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists), 53 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. Kemp has been named to the ECAC All-Academic Team in each of his three seasons at Yale.

The Greenwich, Connecticut native has represented USA Hockey several times internationally, most recently at the 2019 World Junior Championship, winning a silver medal. He also played for Team USA at the 2017 World Under-18 Championship and the 2016 World Under-17 Challenge.

Kemp was selected by Edmonton in the seventh round, 208th overall, at the 2017 NHL Draft.

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