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Oilers sign Dustin Penner

Thursday, 02.08.2007 / 4:40 PM / News
By Staff Writer
Dustin Penner raises the Stanley Cup over his head after winning it with Anaheim this past season.
The Edmonton Oilers have signed restricted free agent left winger Dustin Penner to a five-year contract.

The 6’4”, 245-pound native of Winkler, Manitoba appeared in all 82 games for the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07, scoring a career-high 29-16-45 with 58 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old forward finished second in goal scoring, fourth in powerplay goals with nine and was eighth on the Ducks scoring list. His 45 points broke the Ducks record for most points in a season by a rookie, and he finished fifth in scoring among NHL rookies. Penner ranked among the league rookie leaders in goals (2nd), powerplay goals (3rd), game-winning goals (3rd) and shots (2nd). He led all rookies with 19 road goals and was tied for 11th in the NHL.

During the Ducks drive for the Stanley Cup, Penner scored three goals and added five assists for eight points as he appeared in all 21 playoff games.

He made his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2005-06, scoring 4-3-7 with 14 penalty minutes in 19 games and then added 3-6-9 in 13 playoff games as the Ducks were eliminated by the Oilers in five games in the 2006 Western Conference Final. He scored 2-1-3 in five games versus the Oilers.

Overall, Penner has scored 33-19-52 with 72 penalty minutes in 101 career NHL games.

DUSTIN PENNER MULTIMEDIA DUSTIN PENNER – Left Wing
6’4”   245 lbs.   Shoots: Left
Born: September 28, 1982; Winkler, Manitoba
Signed as a restricted free agent by Edmonton on August 2, 2007.

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 U. of Maine NCAA 43 11 12 23 52          
2004-05 Cincinnati AHL 77 10 18 28 82 9 2 3 5 13
2005-06 Anaheim NHL 19 4 3 7 14 13 3 6 9 12
2005-06 Portland AHL 57 39 45 84 68 5 4 3 7 0
2006-07 Anaheim NHL 82 29 16 45 58 21 3 5 8 2
  NHL Totals   101 33 19 52 72 34 6 11 17 14
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