OILERS SIGN TWO PLAYERS TO ENTRY LEVEL DEALS
OILERS SIGN MILAN KYTNAR TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today that the Oilers have signed center Milan Kytnar to a three-year entry level contract.
Kytnar, 20, was Edmonton’s fifth pick (127th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry draft and joins the Oilers after two seasons in the Western Hockey League.
This past season, the 6’0”, 180 pound native of Topolcany, Slovakia registered 27 goals, 37 assists, and 89 penalty minutes in 65 games with the Saskatoon Blades. In seven post-season games, he added three goals, one assist, and 14 penalty minutes.
While playing with the Kelowna Rockets in 2007-08, the WHL rookie posted nine goals, 13 assists, and 66 penalty minutes in 62 regular season games, adding four penalty minutes in seven playoff contests.
OILERS SIGN ALEX PLANTE TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACT
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed Alex Plante to a three-year NHL entry level contract.
Plante, the Oilers second choice, 15th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, recently completed his fourth full season of junior hockey with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. The 6’3”, 225 pound defenceman from Brandon, Manitoba had 8-37-45 in 68 games with 157 penalty minutes.
The 20-year-old defenceman led Hitmen blueliners in scoring during the playoffs with 6-9-15 in 18 games with 41 penalty minutes. He was tied for 21st overall in playoff scoring in the Western Hockey League and fourth among defencemen.
Plante scored 18-71-89 with 344 penalty minutes in 224 career regular season games with Calgary from 2004-05 to 2008-09. His total of 45 points in 2008-09 was a career high.