The Edmonton Oilers signed AHL defenseman Corey Potter today. He’s an unusual defenseman in that he has both size and mobility but has played very few NHL (9) games compared to AHL (321) since turning pro.
With AHL blue, it is usually size or speed that keeps them down on the farm. In Potter’s case, it looks like it might be consistency.
He had a $500,000/$105,000 NHL/AHL contract a year ago, no details on his current deal.
I’d guess that Potter will fill a top 4D role in OKC and be in the mix for callup by the Oilers in 11-12.