TULSA, OK — Tulsa Oilers fans finally got what they wanted on Monday when the team and head coach Rob Murray announced the signing of forward Adam Pleskach to the team’s preseason roster.
Pleskach, 29, is set to begin his fifth season in Green Country and is the longest-tenured Tulsa player. The Beausejour, MB native has played 255 of his 266 professional games in an Oilers jersey, including the most ECHL games in team history (194).
Pleskach has totaled 204 points (111g, 93a) during his four seasons in Tulsa, including a career-high 71 points (41g, 30a) in the club’s inaugural ECHL season in 2014-15. Last season, Pleskach recorded 26 points (13g, 13a) in 50 games for the Oilers and earned his first American Hockey League opportunity, when he suited up for one game with his hometown team, the Manitoba Moose.
After a four-year college career at American International College from 2009-2013, the 6’2, 209 lbs. forward appeared in 10 games for the ECHL’s Evansville IceMen at the end of the 2012-13 season, where he tallied one goal and seven assists.
With the signing of Pleskach, the Oilers fulfill the ECHL’s veteran requirements, joining Joey Sides, Steven Kaunisto, and Vladimir Nikiforov as the team’s fourth and final veteran. Also, Pleskach is the fourth returning player from the 2016-17 Oilers squad along with Dennis Brown, Eric Drapluk, and Chris Joyaux.
In total, the Oilers have signed 12 players to the preseason roster. Oilers General Manager Taylor Hall said there will be several more players announced between now and the time the Oilers preseason camp commences in the first week of October.