The Tulsa Oilers announced the re-signing of two players who joined the club prior to the Kelly Cup playoffs last season.
Defenseman Sean Erickson and goaltender Andy Iles will be back in the fold for the coming season.
Erickson, 31, is starting his fifth full season manning the Oilers blueline. He joined the team late last season after being released from the Rapid City Rush. In 74 regular-season and Kelly Cup playoff games, Erickson recorded 30 points and 52 penalty minutes. The Eden Prairie, Minnesota native was the Oilers’ top-scoring defenseman in the 2012-13 season (7 goals, 30 assists) and set career-highs in assists (32) and points (46) during the 2013-14 season with the Rush.
“Tulsa is like a second home to me and I’m thrilled to be headed back for another season of hockey in a place where I feel extremely comfortable,” Erickson said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play for a well-known and well-respected coach like Jason Christie and I’m excited about the direction of the team with several players back from last season.”
Andy Iles starts his second full season as a pro wearing the Oilers derrick. After starting his career as an amateur with the Florida Everblades at the end of the 2013-14 season, Iles split his time in 2014-15 between the Alaska Aces, Everblades, and Oilers. The 23-year old posted a 2.98 goals against average and a 15-6-2 record in 23 appearances with the Everblades before landing with the Oilers last April.
The Tulsa Oilers now have 11 announced players on the training camp roster and will open their first camp under head coach Jason Christie this coming Monday at the Oilers Ice Center.