OILERS SIGN DILLON SIMPSON

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.

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4 Responses to "OILERS SIGN DILLON SIMPSON"

  1. Richard S.S. says:

    It is sad, if he could skate well he’d be two or thee years into a successful career by now. If he makes the Oilers, it’s probably because bad things have happened.

  2. Revolved says:

    Looking at the AHL defensive depth chart, I am a little flumoxed by the Lowe and Stanton signings. With Mantha, Bear, Jones and Paigin incoming to a group that already included Betker, Fayne and Simpson, who sits or goes to the ECHL?

    Many people over at ON felt that Paigin was nearest to a call up, while Jones had the highest ceiling. Now it seems one is possibly going to the ECHL along with Mantha. Which one, and is that wise?

  3. Lowetide says:

    Revolved:
    Looking at the AHL defensive depth chart, I am a little flumoxed by the Lowe and Stanton signings. With Mantha, Bear, Jones and Paigin incoming to a group that already included Betker, Fayne and Simpson, who sits or goes to the ECHL?

    Many people over at ON felt that Paigin was nearest to a call up, while Jones had the highest ceiling. Now it seems one is possibly going to the ECHL along with Mantha. Which one, and is that wise?

    AHL teams can carry more than eight defenders, chances are they all play quite a bit and rotate through. Stanton could make the NHL team, Fayne could be in the AHL, or both could be. I’m not terribly concerned, injuries usually take care of overstocked defensive depth charts.They should all get a chance to show what they have at the AHL level.

  4. SoCaloil says:

    Simpson is the first call up and certainly bf Fayne
    That’s my 2cents

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