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RELEASE: Oilers sign Philip Broberg to entry-level contract

The Swedish defenceman was the Oilers first-round selection, eighth overall at the 2019 NHL Draft

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Philip Broberg to an entry-level contract. Broberg was the Oilers first-round selection, eighth overall in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Broberg, 18, spent most of last season with AIK in the Swedish Allsvenskan League, recording nine points (2G, 7A) and 14 penalty minutes in 41 games. He also played eight games for AIK J-20 in the Swedish SuperElit League, posting eight points (2G, 6A).

Instagram from @edmontonoilers: The #Oilers have signed d-man & 2019 8th-overall selection Philip Broberg to an entry-level contract! #LetsGoOilers

The 6'4", 197-pound defenceman represented Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship, registering six points (2G, 4A), six penalty minutes and a +2 plus-minus rating in seven games, earning Best Defenceman honours. Broberg also played for Sweden at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, appearing in four games, recording one assist. 

The native of Orebro, Sweden was a standout at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton/Red Deer, posting four points (3G, 1A) and a +4 plus-minus rating. He led all defensemen in goals scored (3) and ranked second among defensemen in tournament scoring (4pts). 

For Philip Broberg's background and statistics, click here.

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