The Edmonton Oilers have signed prospect Tyler Vesel to a one year contract on Tuesday. The terms of the contract are for one year with a cap hit of $735,000. The contract can increase to $850,000 if Vesel meets all of the performance bonuses.
Vesel played 11 games for the Bakersfield Condors in 2017-18. In 11 games with the Condors, Vesel notched three goals and three assists for six points and had a plus/minus rating of +1.
Prior to playing for the Condors this past season, Vesel played four seasons with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 149 games, Vesel had 39 goals and 69 assists for 108 points.
Vesel was the Oilers' sixth-round draft pick, 153rd overall in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He had played the 2013-14 hockey season with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League where he notched 33 goals and 38 assists for 71 points in only 49 games.
Vesel will probably spend the majority of the 2018-19 hockey season with the Condors. Even though the Oilers need to improve their talent at center behind Art Ross Trophy winner Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, it is unlikely Vesel has the experience at the professional level to make an impact for them in 2018-19.