Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cornet signs NHL Entry Level contract

Press Release

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed left-winger Philippe Cornet to a three-year NHL entry level contract.

Cornet, the Oilers 5th round choice, 133rd overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, recently completed his first season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL, after spending the previous three seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic.

The 6’0”, 173lbs native of Val-Senneville, Quebec, led the Huskies in goals (28) and finished second in team scoring with 77 points (28-49-77) in 65 games.

In 235 career games, Cornet has amassed 224 points (97-137-224) .

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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