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Baby Oilers Oklahoma bound.. Dubnyk/Pitton swapped

By , February 9, 2010 3:16 pm
Oilers AHL team to be moved to Oklahoma City

Oilers AHL team to be moved to Oklahoma City

The Oilers have officially announced that the Oilers’ AHL franchise will move to Oklahoma City for the 2010-11 season.

Here is the details as per the Oilers’ official e-mail:


The Edmonton Oilers announced today the American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved the relocation of the Oilers’ inactive AHL franchise from Edmonton, Alberta to Oklahoma City for the 2010-11 hockey season.
Oklahoma City will become the home of the Oilers’ primary affiliate, the proving ground for the franchise’s top draft choices and prospects.

I’m sure Oklahomies will be lined up waiting to get a view at our last place AHL team. Apparently they do have a pretty strong hockey base there, however. Believe it or not, the OK Ford Center which used to house the Oklahoma City Blazers (formerly of the Central Hockey League, not to be confused with the Junior’s CHL – the Canadian Hockey League) and has a capacity greater than a lot of NHL arenas. It can hold 18,036 fans. As exciting as that previous factoid was, the AHL based team will not be playing in that arena (thanks to Gr8one for that info). Read more here.

UPDATE: Devan Dubnyk has also been recalled from Springfield, and Bryan Pitton reassigned to the Falcons, per the Oilers’ official e-mail.

Pitton up, Doobie down… again.

By , January 1, 2010 2:39 pm


As per the Oilers Official Twitter, the Oilers have recalled G Bryan Pitton from Stockton (ECHL) and assigned Devan Dubnyk to Springfield (AHL). Again, this is likely for 1 of 2 reasons: 1) to allow Dubnyk to stretch his legs or 2) for some mercy in Springfield, as they still have yet to win a game (winless in 17) since Dubnyk was recalled. You think we have it bad here?

Doobie Snuffed, Pitton Recalled

By , December 12, 2009 4:40 pm
The new backup goalie..

The new backup goalie..

Devan Dubnyk has been sent back to Springfield, and Bryan Pitton has been recalled in his place. My theory on that is it is in mercy to Springfield. These guys are waving the white flag. Since Dubnyk was recalled, the Falcons haven’t won a single game (in 8 games played). Previous to Dubnyk being recalled, they were competing for the Eastern Conference in the AHL. Pray that Deslauriers doesn’t get hurt mid-game.

The goalie swap also helps Dubnyk, since collecting rust on the bench isn’t doing him much good.

Official Oilers writeup:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled goaltender Bryan Pitton from Springfield of the American Hockey League. They have also reassigned Devan Dubnyk to Springfield.

Pitton has appeared in 13 games this year with the Stockton Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League. He has a 4-7-1 record with a 3.28 GAA and .907 SV%. The 21-year-old netminder was called up to Springfield when the Oilers recalled Dubnyk last month.

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