Monday, April 18, 2011

Oilers agree to terms with Hamilton

Press Release

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with left-winger Curtis Hamilton on a three-year entry level contract.

Hamilton, 19, finished his fourth season with the Western Hockey League's Saskatoon Blades, appearing in 62 games collecting 82 points (26G, 56A), a +48 plus/minus rating and 22 penalty minutes. In 10 playoff games, the Kelowna, British Columbia native notched four goals and seven assists.

Hamilton, 6’3”, 206-pounds, has played in 216 career WHL games with the Blades and has 173 points (67G, 106A) and 95 penalty minutes.

Internationally, Hamilton represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship, recording four goals in seven games. He also played in the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship.

Hamilton was drafted by Edmonton in the 2nd round, 48th overall, in 2010.

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