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RELEASE: Oilers agree to terms with Caggiula

Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Drake Caggiula on a two-year contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Drake Caggiula on a two-year contract.

Caggiula, 23, appeared in 67 games with the Oilers in 2017-18, posting 20 points (13G, 7A) and 37 penalty minutes, including three power play goals and one game winning goal.

The 5'10", 185-pound forward has appeared in 127 games over two seasons with the Oilers, compiling 38 points (20G, 18A) and 53 penalty minutes, five power play goals and three game winning goals. Caggiula has also appeared in 13 career playoff games, recording three goals.

A native of Pickering, Ontario, Caggiula signed as a free agent with Edmonton on May 7, 2016 after spending three seasons with the University of North Dakota.

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RELEASE: Oilers acquire Nolan Vesey from Toronto

The Oilers have acquired the rights to forward Nolan Vesey from the Toronto Maple Leafs, in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in 2020.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have acquired the rights to forward Nolan Vesey from the Toronto Maple Leafs, in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in 2020. 

The Oilers have agreed to terms with Nolan Vesey to a two-year entry level contract. Vesey, 23, completed his fourth season at the University of Maine in 2017-18, posting 25 points (11G, 14A) in 37 games, along with 16 penalty minutes and a -2 plus-minus rating.

The 6'1", 211-pound appeared in 145 games over four seasons at Maine, compiling 82 points (39G, 43A).

Vesey was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 158th overall, of the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Russell

Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a one-year contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a one-year contract.
 
Russell, 25, completed his second season with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors in 2017-18. The 6'0", 205-pound forward appeared in 68 games, posting 27 points (14G, 13A), 48 penalty minutes and a -1 plus-minus rating.


 
The native of Bickerod, Denmark also represented the host country at the 2018 World Hockey Championship last month, marking his second world championship appearance with Denmark (2017, 2018). Russell also played for his country at two Under 18 World Hockey Championships (2010, 2011) and two World Junior Hockey Championships (2011, 2013).  
 
Russell joined the Oilers organization in 2016-17, signing as an undrafted free agent after two years at St. Cloud State.

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BLOG: Condors sign five to AHL contracts

The Bakersfield Condors have signed Logan Day, Braden Christoffer, Evan Polei, Ryan Van Stralen and Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin to AHL contracts

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Bakersfield Condors have signed Logan Day, Braden Christoffer, Evan Polei, Ryan Van Stralen and Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin to one-year AHL contracts, the club announced Tuesday.

Christoffer, 23, has spent the last three seasons with the Oilers organization. The Sherwood Park, AB, native has 12 goals and 28 points in 145 career AHL games with the Condors.

Day appeared in 10 games with the Condors in the 2017-18 campaign, scoring two goals. The defenceman also played for Endicott College of the Commonwealth Coast Conference, registering 15 goals and 38 points in 26 games.

Tweet from @Condors: The Condors have signed five players to one-year #AHL deals: Braden Christoffer Evan Polei Logan Day Ryan Van Stralen Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin https://t.co/wLxetyIbPI pic.twitter.com/QsvafrIxhl

Polei split time with the Wichita Thunder and Condors last season. The forward scored eight goals and 17 points in 32 games with the Thunder, then put up four goals and nine points in 30 games with Bakersfield. He led all Condors in fighting majors with six in 2017-18.

Ryan Van Stralen played 25 games with Carleton University in '17-18, recording 11 goals and 19 points. The winger also suited up in 16 games with the Thunder where he amassed eight goals and 15 points.

Crevier-Morin dressed in 68 games for the Thunder last campaign, scoring two goals and 17 assists for 19 total points. The defenceman added two more assists in six postseason games with Wichita.

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Lowe

Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have signed defenceman Keegan Lowe to a two-year contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli, announced the Oilers have signed defenceman Keegan Lowe to a two-year contract.

Lowe, 25, appeared in 52 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors last season, posting 14 points (2G, 12A), 65 penalty minutes and a +14 plus/minus rating. 

The 6'1", 194-pound defenceman appeared in two games with the Oilers last season, making his Oiler debut on April 5 versus the Vegas Golden Knights. Lowe has played in four career NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes.

The Edmonton, Alberta native has appeared in 311 career AHL games, posting 69 points (15G, 54A) and 406 penalty minutes with the Bakersfield Condors, St. John's IceCaps and Charlotte Checkers.

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Joel Persson

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Joel Persson to a one-year contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Joel Persson to a one-year contract. The Oilers will assign Persson to the Vaxjo Lakers for the 2018-19 season.

Persson, 24, appeared in 51 games with the Swedish Hockey League's (SHL) Vaxjo Lakers this season, posting 34 points (6G, 28A), eight penalty minutes and a +17 plus/minus rating. He also registered five points (1G, 4A) and a +6 rating in 13 playoff games, helping Vaxjo capture the SHL Championship.

The 5'11", 170-pound defenceman spent six seasons (2011-2017) in Sweden Division 1 with Kristianstads and Tyringe, accumulating 60 points (16G, 44A), 24 penalty minutes and a +28 rating in 121 career games. Persson also recorded 13 points (2G, 11A) and four penalty minutes in 14 career playoff games.

"We are excited to have Joel join our organization", said Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Peter Chiarelli. "He has progressed rapidly in the last year and has shown a very good offensive side to his game which is compatible with some of our needs. The plan is for Joel to remain with his club team next year. We have the right of recall but want to see him develop his game thoroughly in what will be his second year in the Swedish Elite League."

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Skinner

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year entry level contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year entry level contract.

Skinner, 19, appeared in 25 games with the Western Hockey League's (WHL) Swift Current Broncos this season, posting a record of 16-6-2, a 2.68 goals against average, a .914 save percentage and two shutouts. Prior to being acquired by Swift Current, Skinner also played in 31 games with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, recording a 3.38 goals against average, a .897 save percentage and four shutouts.

The 6'4", 200-pound goaltender played a key role in helping Swift Current reach the WHL final and capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup, defeating the Everett Silvertips. In 26 playoff appearances, Skinner registered a 16-8-2 record, with a 2.20 goals against average, a .932 save percentage and six shutouts. .

The Edmonton, Alberta native has appeared in 207 career WHL games with Swift Current and Lethbridge, accumulating 104-72-15 record, a 3.22 goals against average, a .908 save percentage and a 12 shutouts. Skinner has also played in 50 career playoff games, posting a 2.66 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and six shutouts.

Skinner was selected by the Oilers in the 3rd round, 78th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft.

(photo by David Zammit for scbroncos.com)

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Vesel

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Tyler Vesel to a one-year contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Tyler Vesel to a one-year contract.

Vesel, 24, appeared in 36 games with the NCAA's University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks this season (NCHC), posting 32 points (11G, 21A) and six penalty minutes. Vesel was the Mavericks' 2018 Hobey Baker Award Nominee, and received the NCHC conference Senior Scholar Athlete Award. He also served as an alternate captain for his final two seasons with the team.

The 5'11", 187-pound forward also appeared in 11 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors this season, recording six points (3G, 3A) and +1 plus/minus rating.

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RELEASE: Oilers agree to terms with free agent goaltender Mikko Koskinen

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a one-year contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a one-year contract.

Koskinen, 29, has just completed his fifth season in the Kontinental Hockey League and his fourth with SKA St. Petersburg. He has posted a 1.99 goals against average and .926 save percentage over that time. 

In 2017-18, the native of Vantaa, Finland posted a 1.57 goals against average and a .937 save percentage, ranking second in both categories among goaltenders with at least 10 games played. Koskinen followed the regular season with a 1.62 goals against average and a .935 save percentage in 15 playoff games.

The 6'6", 205-lb goaltender has also represented Finland internationally in four major events, including the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 2014 and 2016 World Hockey Championships and as alternate goaltender at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Koskinen won silver at the 2014 and 2016 World Hockey Championships. In 2016, he was named "Top Goaltender" as well as being named to the tournament all-star team.

Koskinen was originally a second-round draft pick, 31st overall, of the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Draft. He appeared in four games for the Islanders in 2010-11, posting a 4.33 goals against average and a .873 save percentage. 

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Rattie

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Ty Rattie to a one-year contract.

Rattie, 25, appeared in 14 games with Edmonton this season, posting nine points (5G, 4A), two penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating

The 5'11", 184-pound forward appeared in 53 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors, recording 43 points (21G, 22A) and 24 penalty minutes. He led the Condors in goals (21) and ranked second in points (43) and power play goals (8). He also represented Bakersfield at the 2018 AHL All-Star game.

The Airdrie, Alberta native has appeared in 49 career NHL games with St. Louis, Carolina and Edmonton, registering 19 points (9G, 10A) and eight penalty minutes.

The Oilers signed Rattie as a free agent on July 1, 2017. He was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round, 32nd overall in the 2011 NHL Draft. 

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