TULSA, OK – The Tulsa Oilers preseason roster grew by two players on Thursday when the team and head coach Rob Murray announced the signing of forwards Dylan Hubbs and Evan Richardson to the lineup.
Hubbs, 24, returns to Tulsa after joining the Oilers near the end of the 2016-17 season. The Beaumont, Alberta native recorded five points (4g, 1a) in his first 14 pro games, and notched his first career goal March 4 in a 3-2 shootout loss at Wichita.
Hubbs previously played four seasons at the University of Alaska-Anchorage from 2013-17, where he totaled 31 points (14g, 17a) in 123 college games.
Despite appearing with the team last season, Hubbs maintains his rookie status under ECHL regulations.
Richardson, 23, started his college career with powerhouse Boston College in 2013-14 where he scored two goals in four games, before transferring to the University of Connecticut.
The rookie forward from Nanaimo, British Columbia tallied 41 points (14g, 27a) in 92 games from 2014-17 for the Huskies, including career bests (6g, 16a) in 36 games as a senior.
The signing of Hubbs and Richardson brings the Oilers preseason roster to 13, with more signings promised as the preseason camp draws near.
Currently, the Oilers have six forwards, five defensemen and two goaltenders on board for camp.
Additional signings are expected as the calendar turns to October.