The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League acquired Nolan Vesey from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2020 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Friday. Due to the fact that Vesey lacks professional hockey experience, but does have four years of university hockey experience and has already been drafted in the National Hockey League, expect him to play this season with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.
Last season Vesey played 37 games for the University of Maine. He had 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 points. Vesey also has experience with Austin Prep High School in Massachusetts, the Neponset Valley River Rats under-18 team in Massachusetts and the South Shore Kings of the United States Professional Hockey League.
Vesey was drafted in the sixth round, 158th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. A left winger, Vesey is 23 years of age.
Nolan Vesey's father has ties to the National Hockey League and American Hockey League. Nolan's father Jim played for the St. Louis Blues from 1988 to 1990 and the Boston Bruins from 1991 to 1992. In 15 NHL games, Jim Vesey had one goal and two assists for three points. Jim Vesey also played for the Maine Mariners and Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.
Nolan's brother Jimmy meanwhile has played the last two seasons with the New York Rangers. He has had 33 goals and 22 assists for 55 points in 159 regular season games.
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