As had been rumored, the Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent winger Ty Rattie (via Ryan Rishaug). He is from the Sam Gagner player tree (undersized, highly skilled, average speed) and is more of a scorer historically. I had him ranked No. 29 overall in his draft year and still think he’s NHL calibre. He is a good scorer at the AHL level, but size (6.0, 195) and speed are average. Right shot.
I think he’s insurance against Jesse Puljujarvi struggling to find the range in the NHL this fall. Rattie could probably clear waivers and spend time in Bakersfield but may also land an NHL job. He has skill and is a player who still has time to establish himself as an NHL player.
More to come.
One year deal for Rattie, 2 way, 700/275
— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) July 1, 2017