Stocking the Shelf: Edmonton Oilers Sign Three, Name Assistant Coaches

July 19th, 2010 by Alex Thomas Leave a reply »
Oilers GM Steve Tambellini has been hard at work trying to re-sign the Oilers RFA's, stock AHL affiliate Oklahoma City with players, and find a home for Sheldon Souray next season. Tambellini was able to sign two pending RFA's this week, and a good AHL depth forward. Lets start with the RFA's shall we?

Theo Peckham signed a one year contract with the Oilers. Peckham was drafted in 2005 by the Oilers, and has been projected as the their shutdown defender of the future. Peckham has been developing at the AHL level, and has seen some NHL action. Peckham is a guy who loves to hit, and loves to fight. He is one tough guy and has already proven that he can fight and hit at the NHL level.

His game isn't bad either. Last season, when on a terrible Falcons team in the AHL, Peckham put up half way decent numbers. He is also a guy who doesn't get involved with the offense much, but is rather an old-school, in-your-face, stay-at-home defender. If allowed to develop correctly, Peckham will be a key Oiler for many years.

I am a guy that really likes Peckham and how he stands up for teammates. His game could use some work, but as mentioned before he isn't bad ...

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