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Edmonton Oilers sign forward Tyler Benson to one-year extension

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Tyler Benson to a one-year extension.

The 24-year-old from Edmonton played 29 games for the Oilers last season. He scored his first NHL goal Feb. 20 against the Minnesota Wild.

Benson, whose extension is worth US$750,000, also had four goals and eight assists in 18 games for the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

The Oilers drafted him in the second round, 32nd overall in 2016.

The six-foot, 190-pound forward has a goal and two assists in 36 career NHL games.