Good news from Oilers camp this evening with the announcement that defence prospect Dillon Simpson has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Oil.
It’s not a surprising development, with the two sides having been actively negotiating in recent days, as confirmed last week by both the organization and Dillon’s dad Craig Simpson, himself a former Oiler great.
An Edmonton native, Dillon Simpson played his minor hockey with South Side Athletic Club. He then joined Spruce Grove Saints of the AJHL for one season before making the jump to NCAA hockey at just 17, a year before the Oilers drafted him in the fourth round, #92 overall, back in 2011. He has since attended three Oilers summer camps and one Hockey Canada camp, but US college rules have kept him on the outside looking in come rookie camp each September. He showed solid progression at UND, playing 156 games over four years, including the full 42 in each of the last three campaigns. Simpson served as captain of the nicknameless squad this season as they returned to the Frozen Four.
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