Oilers Finalize Season-Opening Roster
Tulsa to host Kansas City in the Season Opener on Friday at 7:05pm at the BOK Center.
TULSA, OK - The Tulsa Oilers, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues, announced their 21-man roster Thursday for the start of the 2017-18 season. The Oilers begin play Friday, hosting the Kansas City Mavericks at 7:05pm on the York Plumbing Ice at the BOK Center.
Starting with ten forwards, eight defensemen and three goalies, the Oilers are able to carry 21 players on the active roster for the first month of the season. The season-opening roster consists of four veterans (Steven Kaunisto, Vladimir Nikiforov, Adam Pleskach and Joey Sides) and seven rookies (Dylan Hubbs, Mike McKee, Tyler Parks, Evan Richardson, Connor Schmidt, Daniel Vernace and Devin Williams).
McKee will start the season on reserve, and will not count toward the 21-man roster. Only five players (Dennis Brown, Eric Drapluk, Chris Joyaux, Christophe Lalancette and Pleskach) were on the 2016-17 season opening roster, while Hubbs and Alexandre Ranger joined the team late last season.
Forwards (10): Dylan Hubbs (ECHL), Christophe Lalancette (ECHL), Vladimir Nikiforov (ECHL), Adam Pleskach (ECHL)), Alexandre Ranger (ECHL), Evan Richardson (ECHL), Charlie Sampair (ECHL), Justin Selman (NHL), Joey Sides (ECHL), Daniel Vernace (ECHL)
Defensemen (8): Dennis Brown (ECHL), Eric Drapluk (ECHL), Daniel Johnston (ECHL), Chris Joyaux (ECHL), Steven Kaunisto (ECHL), Connor Schmidt (ECHL), Dmitrii Sergeev (NHL), Tommy Vannelli (NHL)
Goaltenders (3): Jake Hildebrand (ECHL), Tyler Parks (ECHL), Devin Williams (ECHL)
Reserve (1): Mike McKee (ECHL)
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