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Weekly Recap: May 14-20

Don't miss out on any of the content from the off-season with our weekly recap

by EdmontonOilers.com Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

It was a busy off-season week on EdmontonOilers.com. Peter Chiarelli answered several questions from the media, we launched our draft coverage and continued our World Championship and prospect coverage. Here's what happened the week of May 14-20.

CHIARELLI SPEAKS

Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli spoke with the media on Tuesday for his end-of-season press conference.

He touched on a number of topics, including the 2016-17 season exceeding his expectations, the expansion draft and the pending signings of big contracts.

CHIARELLI A FINALIST

Tweet from @NHL: Your NHL General Manager of the Year finalists are... #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/IEBg9sqKtx

On the same day, Chiarelli was named a finalist for the GM of the Year Award.

OILERS SIGNED A GOALIE

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: The #Oilers have signed goaltender Dylan Wells to a three-year entry-level contract following a strong season with @PetesOHLhockey. pic.twitter.com/HNaoU6pgaP

On Wednesday, the Oilers signed goalie prospect Dylan Wells to a three-year entry-level contract.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE DRAFT

We launched our pre-draft coverage on EdmontonOilers.com. In our first feature, we looked at the depth of forward talent that could be available in the Oilers range of the first round.

BEAR BEGINS MEM CUP RUN

Oilers defensive prospect Ethan Bear is coming off a career season for the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds and has now begun his Memorial Cup quest. We posted a feature on Bear heading into the tournament.

DRAISAITL AT WORLDS

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: "Every player wants to be a role model for young kids. If I can be that, I'd love to." Draisaitl #IIHFWorlds recap: https://t.co/9PhRYOcTMu pic.twitter.com/x3aVFagluv

Germany's World Championship tournament came to an end, but not without Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl leaving an impression on those there. We posted a feature on Draisaitl becoming the face of German hockey.

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