The #Oilers have signed forward Tyler Vesel to a one-year contract. Edmonton's 6th-round pick (153rd overall) at the 2014 #NHLDraft scored 32 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 36 games with @OmahaHKY this past season. pic.twitter.com/HaQDIz0EaP— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 8, 2018
Last week saw a handful of Oilers leave with Yohann Auvitu, Iiro Pakarinen and Anton Slepyshev. One got signed today, eager Oilers fan. Hop aboard the Tyler Vesel...vessel.
Tyler Vesel is Edmonton’s sixth round pick from way back in 2014 (it was one of the non-first overall years. Leon was in that one at third overall). The forward just finished up his senior year at Omaha (NCHC) where he put up 32 points in 36 games (11-21-32), good for second on his club. A native of Duluth, Minnesota, Vesel suited up for eleven games with Bakersfield this year and put up six points (3-3-6).
At 24 years of age, this is his big shot to make an impact.
Without knowing anything about the dollars and cents (and most importantly, cap hit) of it all, it’s a low-risk signing that makes sense. I can’t imagine that Vesel is coming in over a million dollars, and the Oilers are going to need some depth on the farm. There’s a better than little chance that Tyler Vesel could find himself on the Oilers at some point during next season, hes got almost as good enough chance as anyone in Bakersfield right now to make the 23 man roster.