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RELEASE: Oilers sign Russell to extension

Russell appeared in 51 games last season with the Bakersfield Condors, registering 40 points, 32 penalty minutes and a plus-30 plus/minus rating

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EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a one-year contract extension.

Russell, 26, appeared in 51 games last season with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors, registering 40 points (18G, 22A), 32 penalty minutes and a +30 plus/minus rating, ranking second on the team. He also posted seven points (2G, 5A), four penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 10 playoff games.

The 6'1", 205-pound forward has appeared in 187 career AHL games over three seasons with the Condors, recording 84 points (40G, 44A) 102 penalty minutes and a +21 plus/minus rating.

Russell played in six games with the Oilers in 2018-19, including making his NHL debut with the Oilers on November 17 against Calgary. 

Video: Russell puts the Condors ahead 04.27.19

The native of Bickerod, Denmark has represented his country internationally, most recently at the 2019 World Hockey Championship, marking his third world championship appearance with Denmark (2017, 2018, 2019). Russell also played for his country at two Under 18 World Hockey Championships (2010, 2011) and two World Junior Hockey Championships (2011, 2013).  

The Oilers originally signed Russell as a free agent on May 9, 2016.

For Patrick Russell's background and statistics, click HERE.

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