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OILERS RE-SIGN ERIC DRAPLUK

Tuesday, September 10th
OILERS RE-SIGN ERIC DRAPLUK

OILERS RE-SIGN ERIC DRAPLUK

Defenseman returns after posting a career-best nine goals and +13 rating

TULSA, OK — The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHLaffiliate of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues, announced Tuesdaythe signing of defenseman Eric Drapluk for the 2019-20 season. 

Drapluk,27, returns to Tulsa for his fourth full season with the Oilers, posting 30points (9G, 21A) in 67 regular season games last season. His nine goals and +13 rating wereboth career highs. Drapluk continued his excellent play into the playoffs, recording 13 points (2G, 11A) in 20 postseason contests. 

“Getting Draplukback is great for us,” head coach Rob Murray said. “He’s been consistentnight-in-night-out, and he’s a great teammate. He’s passionate about the game, he’sa great competitor and he’s talented. He’s going to get the chance to attend anAHL camp, and to finally get the eyes on him that he deserves. He’s grown intoa great player that still has upside to his game, which he proved with anotherstrong performance last season.”

The 6’1,190 lbs. defenseman has 83 points (21G, 62A) in 219 career ECHL games, all withthe Oilers. Drapluk initially joined the team out of Lake Superior StateUniversity at the conclusion of the 2015-16 college season. Drapluk becomes the second Lake Superior State Laker on the roster, joining veteran defenseman Steven Kaunisto on the blue line. 

Prior to histime at Lake Superior State University, the Pembroke Pines, FL native spent twoseasons in the NAHL with the Coulee Region Chill, captaining the team in2011-12 — a season in which he was named to the NAHL All-Midwest Division Team.

TheOilers host the Kansas City Mavericks to open the regular season on Friday,October 11th at 7:05 p.m. at the BOK Center. Opening weekend will then see theAllen Americans come to town on Saturday, October 12th, before the Oilers closeout the weekend with a Sunday matinee game against the Rapid City Rush at 4:05p.m.

OilersSeason and Group Tickets are on sale now! Call the Oilers front office at918-632-PUCK (7825) or visit www.tulsaoilers.com for more information.

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