The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Kirill Maksimov to a three-year entry-level contract.
Maksimov, 18, is in his third Ontario Hockey League season and second with the Niagara Ice Dogs. In 59 games with the Ice Dogs this season, the Moscow, Russia native has posted 73 points (33G, 40A), including 70 penalty minutes and a +17 plus-minus rating.
The 6'2", 193-pound forward won a bronze medal with Russia at the 2017 Under 18 World Men's Hockey Championship. He also played at the 2016 Under 18 World Men's Hockey Championship, as an underaged player.
Maksimov was the Oilers fifth-round selection, 146th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft.