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Oilers obtain Allan Rourke & draft choice from Islanders

Thursday, 05.07.2007 / 4:22 PM / News
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Oilers obtain Allan Rourke & draft choice from Islanders
Allan Rourke
The Edmonton Oilers have obtained defenceman Allan Rourke and a third round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for the Oilers second round pick in the 2008 draft.

“We have added depth to our defence with the addition of Allan,” stated Kevin Prendergast, the Oilers’ Vice President of Hockey Operations. “He is a veteran of seven pro seasons, and will provide us with experience in Springfield.”

The 6’1”, 215-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario played 11 games with the Islanders in 2006-07, scoring one assist with four penalty minutes. The 27-year-old blueliner, also registered 5-15-20 with 60 penalty minutes in 60 games for New York’s American Hockey League affiliate in Bridgeport. He has scored 1-4-5 with 26 penalty minutes in 42 career NHL games with Carolina and the Islanders.

Rourke will be reunited with Geoff Ward, head coach of the Oilers’ AHL affiliate in Springfield. Ward was Rourke’s coach with the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers in 1996-97.

Rourke's Career Statistics:





  Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996-97 Kitchener OHL 25 1 1 2 12 6 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Kitchener OHL 48 5 17 22 59 6 1 1 2 6
1998-99 Kitchener OHL 66 11 28 39 79 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Kitchener OHL 67 31 43 74 57 5 0 6 6 13
2000-01 St. John's AHL 64 9 19 28 36 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 St. John's AHL 62 2 9 11 48 10 0 2 2 6
2002-03 St. John's AHL 65 12 19 31 49 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Lowell AHL 45 5 9 14 45 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Carolina NHL 25 1 2 3 22 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Lowell AHL 60 7 9 16 75 11 1 2 3 40
2005-06 Bridgeport AHL 58 9 22 31 42 1 1 0 1 0
2005-06 NY Islanders  NHL 6 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Bridgeport AHL 60 5 15 20 60          
2006-07 NY Islanders  NHL 11 0 1 1 4          
  NHL Totals   42 1 4 5 26          
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