Dec 29, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT
The Edmonton Oilers don’t have a lack of skilled forwards, but they haven’t been able to build around them yet. The hope that guys like 19-year-old Mitchell Moroz will prove to be valuable pieces of the puzzle.
They announced that Moroz has agreed to a three-year entry level contract. Edmonton spent the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to get him.
He has displayed some offensive capabilities in the Western Hockey League, but what sets him apart is his physical nature.
“He’s got a great attitude,” then Oilers GM Steve Tambellini told Sportsnet after drafting Moroz. “He’s got quite a presence for a young man. There’s a lot of upside there because he can contribute both with the puck and we obviously know that he’s got the courage to stand up and take care of a lot of people too.”
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound forward has 87 penalty minutes in 34 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings after accumulating 140 in 69 contests in 2012-13.
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