FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2017
OILERS ADD 2012 NHL DRAFT PICK TO DEFENSIVE CORPS
Rookie Mike McKee signs with Tulsa after participating in St. Louis Blues training camp. Oilers also bring in Broken Arrow native on a try out.
TULSA, OK – The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues, and Head Coach Rob Murray announced the signing of defenseman Mike McKee Wednesday.
Tulsa also signed Broken Arrow, OK native Bobby Watson to a professional try out agreement.
McKee, 24, signed with Tulsa after participating in the Blues’ camp which opened August 15. The Newmarket, Ontario native was a fifth round pick of the Detroit Red Wings at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play four season at Western Michigan University. McKee finished his college career with 13 points (6g, 7a) and 194 penalty minutes in 101 games for the Broncos. The 6’5, 229 lbs. defenseman recorded one assist in four games for the Toledo Walleye at the end of last season.
Watson, 24, signed a professional try out offer with the Oilers after last playing professionally in 2014-15 with the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The 5’7, 161 lbs. Oklahoman spent two seasons in the SPHL after finishing his amateur career with the Tulsa Jr. Oilers in the Western States Hockey League in 2012-13, where he posted 71 points (21g, 50a) in 43 games.
The Tulsa Oilers begin their fourth ECHL season and tenth season of hockey at the BOK Center on Friday, October 13, when the club hosts the Kansas City Mavericks. Season and Group Tickets are on sale now by calling the Oilers front office at 918-632-7825. Visit www.tulsaoilers.com for more information.
Training camp begins Monday, October 2 at the Oilers Ice Center. All practices will again be open to the public. A full training camp schedule and roster will be released later this week on the Oilers social media pages and www.tulsaoilers.com.