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Jackson Houck Signs ATO With Barons

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Now that his season with the Vancouver Giants is complete, Oilers prospect Jackson Houck, who was originally drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft, is on his way to Oklahoma City.This year with the Giants - who finished dead last in the WHL's Western Conference - Houck recorded 22 goals and added another 29 assists for 51 points, good for the team lead, but the fewest he's recorded since his rookie season in 2011/12. Perhaps not the most positive sign, but playing on a bad team points totals can be deceiving. When we last checked in with Houck he was #24 in our Top 25 Under 25.

When Houck arrives in Oklahoma City he'll be joining a Barons team that is currently fourth in their conference, and just two points back of the division lead. With their playoff push continuing I'm not sure how exactly Houck will fit into the Barons roster, if at all. The AHL is about player development though, so playoff positioning or not, there's a chance that he sees action right away. Certainly something worth keeping an eye on.