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All three are 27 years old — Ken Holland’s sweet spot, apparently — with a smattering of NHL experience spread over several seasons.
Goaltender Anton Forsberg has kicked around among the Columbus, Chicago and Carolina organizations, playing 35 games for the Hurricanes in 2017-18 (10-16-4, 2.97, .908) but otherwise seeing only cups of coffee with four different “seasons” of 5 GP or fewer. Overall he’s played 48 NHL games with a .901 save percentage.
He’s been a mainstay for a variety of AHL clubs, where he was once considered an up-and-comer. He’s amassed 185 games at that level, with an impressive .920 save percentage.
As I wrote in a post earlier today that previewed today’s activities, “The Oilers have 3 young stoppers under contract are expected to add one more vet with NHL experience to fill the organizational #3 role.”
We can now write the name “Anton Forsberg” into that spot. A pretty reasonable bet for the role. No word yet on salary, beyond the known one-year term.
Alan Quine is a 27-year-old forward with 106 games of NHL experience over the past 5 seasons, the lion’s share of them in 2016-17 when he played 61 games (5-13-18) with New York Islanders. Overall he has scored 10-18-28 in 106 NHL games, with his most famous goal being an overtime winner against the Panthers as an unknown rookie in the 2016 playoffs.
The last couple of years he has had spot duty with Calgary Flames, playing 22 games with 4-2-6 in just under 10 minutes a night. He’s seen far more action with Stockton Heat, where he scored an impressive 33-65-98 in just 89 AHL games over those same two seasons.
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