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Stampede Alum Inks NHL Contract With Edmonton Oilers

04/01/2014, 8:00am CDT
By bwerger


The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year NHL entry-level contract after he spent the last three seasons playing collegiate hockey.



Oesterle played in the USHL during the 2010-11 season with the Sioux Falls Stampede.  He put up 15 points (2g, 13a) and posted a plus-eight rating in 54 regular season games.  The defenseman netted his first USHL career goal in just his third game for the Stampede, beginning a five-game point streak where he accumulated seven points (1g, 6a) and a plus-10 rating to lead the team to five victories.  The Dearborn Heights, Michigan native also chipped in five points (2g, 3a) in 10 playoff games for the Stampede.



The 21-year-old just wrapped up his third season at Western Michigan University where he recorded 17 points (2g, 15a) in 34 games for the Broncos this year.  Over his collegiate career, he produced 34 points (7g, 27a) in 113 games at the school. 



Oesterle will join the Oklahoma City Barons, AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, for the remainder of the season. 



USHL stats – Jordan Oesterle



 



Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 12th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2013-14.  A record 32 players were chosen in the 2013 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters last season have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).



It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.


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