It may have come down to the wire but The Pipeline Show has learned that the Edmonton Oilers have finally signed Milan Kytnar to an entry level contract.
Details to follow.
Kytnar was Edmonton's 5th round pick in 2007 after a strong junior year in his homeland of Slovakia. The forward moved to the WHL after being chosen by the Kelowna Rockets in the CHL Import Draft. He recorded 22 points playing a defensive role for the Rockets the following year but was traded in the off-season to Saskatoon.
The personable pivot enjoyed somewhat of a breakout year with the Blades as the team used him in a top-6 position. Saskatoon surprised everyone with a stellar season and Kytnar's 27 goals and 64 points was a pleasant development for the Oilers as well.
Kytnar also put on a decent showing at the World Junior Championship in Ottawa this past Christmas season. Slovakia was another surprising story in that tournament and again, Kytnar was a main player on the squad.
Expect an announcement of the Kytnar signing... well, you know how the Oilers can be in regards to announcements regarding prospects.
Had Edmonton not reached an agreement with Kytnar he would have been available to be re-drafted by a new team at June's NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.