The Edmonton Oilers have signed C Ryan Martindale to his 3-year entry level deal. Martindale will play tomorrow in Okla City for the Barons and will be part of a strong crop of AHL prospects.
Martindale had a huge season in the OHL a year ago and turns 20 in late October. He could have played another season in junior, but has already played in more than 260 games at that level.
He is one of three players (Pitlick and Hamilton are the others) to join Taylor Hall from the 2010 entry draft in pro hockey. There are several kids from 2010 still to come, including Martin Marincin, Brandon Davidson, Jeremie Blain and Tyler Bunz. It could become a watershed draft for the Oilers.