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Oilers sign Swedish free agent Persson to 1-year contract

8 days ago   |   By TheScore

The Edmonton Oilers have added to their defensive depth, agreeing to a one-year contract with Swedish free-agent blue-liner Joel Persson, the team announced Friday. Persson spent the 2017-18 campaign with the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League, where he led all defenders with 34 points in 51 games. He then posted five points across 13 playoff games en route to the SHL championship. " has progressed rapidly in the last year and has shown a very good offensive side to his game which is compatible with some of our needs," Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement...
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Oilers sign defenceman Joel Persson to entry-level contract

8 days ago   |   By Sportsnet

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Joel Persson to a one-year entry-level contract.
The Oilers have signed defenceman Joel Persson to a one-year contract & will assign him to the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League for the 2018-19 season. pic.twitter.com/DGukKMWFqG
- Edmonton Oilers May 18, 2018
The 24-year-old had six goals, 28 assists and 34 points in 51 games with Vaxjo HC in the Swedish Hockey League this past season.
Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a press release that Persson will remain in Sweden for the 2018-19 season.
“We are excited to have Joel join...
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