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Toby Petersen and Tim Sestito sign

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Toby Petersen to a one-year contract and left winger Tim Sestito to a two-year entry-level contract.

Petersen enters his third season with the Oilers organization and is coming off a 2005-06 season that saw him lead the Iowa Stars in scoring and finish 16th in the American Hockey League scoring race with a career-high 73 points. The 510", 197-pound native of Minneapolis, Minnesota scored 26 goals and a career-high 47 assists in 79 games with Iowa. He added 2-4-6 in seven Calder Cup playoff games.

  • View Petersen's career statistics

  • Following Iowas elimination from the AHL playoffs, the 27-year-old forward joined the Oilers for their Stanley Cup playoff run and scored a goal in two playoff game appearances. He netted his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal in his second game, scoring the opening goal in Edmontons 5-4 win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Rexall Place on May 23rd.

    Now in his seventh pro season, Petersen, who originally signed as a free agent with the Oilers on July 30, 2004, has scored 10-16-26 with 8 PIM in 91 career NHL games.

    The 60", 195-pound Sestito scored 21-23-44 with 127 penalty minutes in 72 games with the ECHLs Greenville Grrrowl last season. The 22-year-old native of Rome, New York finished 10th on the Greenville scoring list and was fifth in goals and third in penalty minutes.

  • View Sestito's career statistics

  • Sestito played four seasons with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL between 2001-02 and 2004-05, scoring 45-56-101 with 250 PIM in 236 career games. Following his final season of junior hockey, he played nine regular season games with Bridgeport of the AHL, scoring 2-1-3 with 12 PIM for the Sound Tigers.

    Both Petersen and Sestito will join the Oilers for their 2006-07 Training Camp in Grande Prairie, Alberta on September 14th.
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