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Oilers agree to terms with Marincin

19-year-old defenceman inks three-year entry-level contract with Edmonton

Monday, 25.04.2011 / 1:35 PM / Transactions
By Edmonton Oilers Press Release
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Oilers agree to terms with Marincin
Martin Marincin notched 14 goals & 56 points in 67 games this season with the WHL's Prince George Cougars (Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club).

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General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Martin Marincin on a three-year entry level contract.

Marincin, 19, finished his first season with the Western Hockey League's Prince George Cougars, appearing in 67 games collecting 56 points (14G, 42A) and 65 penalty minutes. He set new rookie defenceman scoring records for the Cougars in goals, assists and points. The Kosice, Slovakia native finished 8th in scoring from a defenceman in the WHL and 1st among all rookie blueliners.

Marincin, 6’5”, 200-pounds, also notched a goal and four assists and had six penalty minutes in four playoff games for Prince George.

At the end of his WHL season with the Cougars, Marincin was assigned to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons, where he played one game, collecting two penalty minutes.
 
Internationally he played for Team Slovakia at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships, appearing in eight games recording two assists.

Marincin was drafted by the Oilers in the 2nd round (46th overall), in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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