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POSTED ON Sunday, 07.3.2016 / 4:30 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers have signed winger Taylor Beck to a one-year contract.

Beck, 25, appeared in 50 American Hockey League games last season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and San Antonio Rampage, accumulating 34 points (17G, 17A), 32 penalty minutes.

The 6’2”, 203-pound forward also appeared in two games with the New York Islanders in 2015-16, posting two penalty minutes.

The St. Catharines, Ontario native has played in 87 career NHL games with the Nashville Predators and New York Islanders, registering 23 points (11G, 12A) and 28 penalty minutes.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 07.2.2016 / 12:45 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Ethan Bear to a three-year entry level contract.

Bear, 19, appeared in 69 games with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Seattle Thunderbirds last season, posting 65 points (19G, 46A), 33 penalty minutes and a plus 14 rating. He led all Seattle defencemen in scoring and also posted a team high 12 power play goals.

The 5’11”, 197-pound blueliner has appeared in 197 career WHL games, accumulating 122 points (38G, 84A), 74 penalty minutes and a plus 16 rating.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 06.30.2016 / 10:10 AM MT

The Oilers have placed Lauri Korpikoski on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract buyout.

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.27.2016 / 1:00 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers have signed winger Iiro Pakarinen to a one-year contract.

Pakarinen, 24, registered 13 points (5G, 8A) and eight penalty minutes in 63 games with the Oilers last season.

The 6'1", 215-pound forward also appeared in four games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors last season, posting three points (1G, 2A) and four penalty minutes.

The Loviisa, Finland native has accumulated 16 points (6G, 10A) and 10 penalty minutes in 80 career NHL games.

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POSTED ON Monday, 06.20.2016 / 4:00 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Jordan Oesterle to a one-year contract.

Oesterle, 23, registered 25 points (4G, 21A) and 10 penalty minutes in 44 games last season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Bakersfield Condors.

In 2015-16, the 6'0", 182-pound blueliner, appeared in 17 games with the Oilers recording five assists.

The Dearborn Heights, Michigan native has accumulated 51 points (13G, 38A) and 20 penalty minutes in 113 career AHL games.

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POSTED ON Friday, 06.17.2016 / 1:00 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed winger Tyler Pitlick to a one-year contract.

Pitlick, 24, appeared in 37 games with the American Hockey League's (AHL) Bakersfield Condors last season, posting 21 points (7G, 14A) and four penalty minutes.

The Minneapolis, Minnesota native has accumulated 85 points (25G, 57A) and 60 penalty minutes in 196 career AHL games.

The 6’0”, 202-pound winger has appeared in 27 career NHL games, accumulating three goals and four penalty minutes.

Pitlick was selected by the Oilers in the 2nd round, 31st overall in the 2010 NHL Draft.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 05.19.2016 / 12:00 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have signed winger Zack Kassian to a one-year contract.

Kassian, 25, appeared in 36 games with the Oilers last season, posting eight points (3G, 5A) and 114 penalty minutes.

The 6’3”, 217-pound winger has appeared in 234 career NHL games, accumulating 74 points (38G, 36A) and 421 penalty minutes. He has also played in eight playoff games, posting six penalty minutes.

The Windsor, Ontario native was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round, 13th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Kassian was a Memorial Cup Champion in 2010 with the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires, along with current Oilers forward Taylor Hall.

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POSTED ON Monday, 05.9.2016 / 10:00 AM MT

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a two-year entry level contract.

Russell, 23, appeared in 41 games this season with the St. Cloud State Huskies in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), posting 41 points (20G, 21A), 14 penalty minutes and a plus 24 rating. He set career highs in goals (20), assists (21) and points (41) in his second season with the Huskies.

Russell received several accolades in his time with St. Cloud State, including being named to the 2015 All-NCHC Academic Team and to the 2015 All-NCHC Rookie Team.

The 6’1”, 205-pound forward has accumulated 66 points (30G, 36A) and 26 penalty minutes in 81 career games with St. Cloud State.

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POSTED ON Monday, 04.11.2016 / 1:00 PM MT

The Edmonton Oilers have assigned defencemen Darnell Nurse, Jordan Oesterle and Griffin Reinhart, as well as goaltender Laurent Brossoit to the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors.

Nurse, 21, appeared in 69 games with Edmonton this season, registering 10 points (3G, 7A) and 60 penalty minutes. The Hamilton, Ontario native has posted one assist and seven penalty minutes in six games with the Condors this season.

Oesterle, 23, appeared in 17 games with the Oilers this season, posting five assists. The Dearborn Heights, Michigan native played in 42 games with the Condors this season, registering 23 points (3G, 20A) and eight penalty minutes.

Reinhart, 22, played in 29 games with the Oilers this season, recording one assist and 20 penalty minutes. The North Vancouver, British Columbia native has accumulated nine points (2G, 7A) and 14 penalty minutes in 27 games with Bakersfield this season.

Brossoit, 23, appeared in five games this season with the Oilers, posting a 3.61 goals against average and a .873 save percentage. The Surrey, British Columbia native has played in 28 games with Bakersfield this season, recording a 15-9-3 record with a 2.69 goals against average and a .919 save percentage.

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POSTED ON Friday, 04.1.2016 / 10:05 AM MT

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, who led all rookies with 11 assists and 16 points in 15 games, has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for March.

McDavid edged Buffalo Sabres teammates Sam Reinhart (4-8—12 in 15 GP) and Jack Eichel (6-4—10 in 14 GP), Arizona Coyotes left wing Anthony Duclair (3-7—10 in 14 GP), and St. Louis Blues center Robby Fabbri (3-6—9 in 12 GP) for the honor.

McDavid, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, picked up at least one point in 11 of his 15 March appearances, highlighted by a seven-game point streak March 14-26 (1-9—10). He also registered five multi-point performances, led by a pair of goals – including the overtime winner – in his first NHL meeting with Eichel, the No. 2 overall pick last year, March 1.

The 19-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native paces all rookies – and ranks third in the NHL – with an average of 1.07 points per game this season (15-30—45 in 42 GP). McDavid also won Rookie of the Month honors in October (5-7—12 in 12 GP) and February (5-12—17 in 14 GP).

Connor McDavid in March
 
Date                Opponent                   G         A         PTS     Result
March 1           at Buffalo                    2          0          2          2-1 win (OT)
March 3           at Philadelphia             0          1          1          4-0 win
March 4           at Columbus                1          1          2          6-3 loss
March 6           at Winnipeg                 0          0          0          2-1 win
March 8           SAN JOSE                 0          0          0          3-0 loss
March 10         at Minnesota               1          0          1          2-1 win
March 12         ARIZONA                   0          0          0          4-0 loss
March 14         NASHVILLE                0          1          1          3-2 loss
March 16         ST. LOUIS                  0          2          2          6-4 win
March 18         VANCOUVER            0          1          1          2-0 win
March 20         COLORADO              0          1          1          3-2 loss
March 22         at Arizona                    0          2          2          4-2 loss
March 24         at San Jose                 0          1          1          6-3 win
March 26         at Los Angeles            1          1          2          6-4 loss
March 28         ANAHEIM                   0          0          0          2-1 loss
Total                                                   5          11        16        7-8-0
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