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Oilers Sign Filip Berglund To Entry Level Deal

Third rounder from 2016 has been mainstay on hometown Skelleftea

Edmonton Oilers 2019-2020 Headshots Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

The Oilers have signed defenceman Filip Berglund to a two year ELC.

A third round selection from the 2016 entry draft, Berglund has since been a mainstay for his hometown Skefftea of the SHL. Berglund’s latest season has him finishing second among defencemen in points with 20 (5-15-20) in 52 games.

A right-handed shot, Berglund will join the pool in Linkoping (SHL) with former Edmonton Oilers goaltending netminder Jonas Gustavsson. Berglund will likely play the 2020-21 year in Sweden before getting the opportunity to join the Condors in 2021. If Evan Bouchard progresses in the manner that we’re expecting, Berglund could have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the Bakersfield blue line in a year’s time.