The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Dillon Simpson, as per Renaud Lavoie. Simpson is likely to start the season in Bakersfield and should be considered a possible callup to Edmonton along with Mark Fayne and Ryan Stanton.
- 2016-17: Edmonton Oilers (NHL) 3gp, 0-0-0; Bakersfield (AHL) 53gp, 3-8-11.
- Simon Boisvert: He has been there (AHL) for awhile now, he is 23. He always makes the safe play, I think if it weren’t for his lack of foot speed he would be in the NHL as a sixth or seventh defenseman. He will never generate much offense but he doesn’t make too many mistakes.
- Contract is $675,000 NHL and $90,000 AHL as per CapFriendly.
OILERS PROSPECTS (DEFENSE) NHLE’S
Simpson has outlasted several defensive defensemen and could emerge as a 6-7D option for the Oilers in coming years. He’ll need a little help this winter in order to find NHL work based on the current depth chart.