Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save as Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex Nylander (92) and Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during third period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Friday August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save as Chicago Blackhawks’ Alex Nylander (92) and Oilers’ Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during third period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Friday August 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Oilers sign forward Patrick Russell to one-year contract extension

Russell originally joined Oilers in 2016

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Patrick Russell to a one-year contract extension.

Russell, 27, appeared in 45 games with the Oilers last season, posting five assists, 12 penalty minutes and a minus-11 plus-minus rating.

The six-foot-one, 202-pound winger has appeared in 51 career games with the Oilers. He has 84 points (40 goals, 44 assists), 102 penalty minutes and a plus-21 minus rating in 187 games with the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors.

Russell has also played internationally with the Danish National Program, appearing in three world championships, two world junior championships and two world under-18 championships.

A native of Holte, Denmark, Russell was originally signed by the Oilers on May 9, 2016 as a college free agent.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 31, 2020.

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