Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Oil Kings General Manager Bob Green announced today that the Oil Kings have acquired forward Tyler Maxwell from the Everett SilverTips in exchange for a 3rd round pick in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft and the rights to 95-born prospect Griffin Foulk
Maxwell is a four year WHL veteran and last season posted 41 goals and 25 assists with the Tips. This season, he totalled 14 points and 11 goals in 19 games and over the course of his career the native of Manhattan Beach, California has amassed 107 goals, 88 assists for 195 points and 150 PIMs.
“We’re very happy to acquire a player of Tyler’s calibre” said Oil Kings GM Bob Green “He’s a gifted goal scorer, he improves our team speed and we think he can add some offense and depth to a forward group that is already very strong.”
Maxwell is expected to join the team for Friday’s home game against another California native Emerson Etem and the Medicine Hat Tigers. This will be the first of 11 straight games at home for the Oil Kings.
The next night, November 26th the Oil Kings will play host to these same Lethbridge Hurricanes for minor hockey night! Hundreds of Minor Hockey players will descend on Rexall Place. Teams receive a free water bottle courtesy of Volvo of Edmonton and Great group rates are available for all Minor Hockey teams! Also minor hockey teams will be treated to a special Oil Kings autograph session!
Oil Kings hockey is Edmonton’s best family entertainment value. The 2011-12 season of Oil Kings hockey is presented by Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Canada and features new reduced pricing with great seats starting at just $15 and premium seating locations starting at just $20. Oil Kings tickets are available online at OilKings.ca, via phone at 780-414-GOAL or at any Ticketmaster outlet.