TSN's Ryan Rishaug is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers have signed former Calgary Hitmen star Brad Moran to a new contract. The former 7th round pick of the Buffalo Sabres has played 7 seasons in the AHL and 2 more in Sweden and has produced points in all stops in between.
Moran's WHL stats are a thing of beauty - three consecutive +100 point campaigns in the late 1990's with the Calgary Hitmen playing alongside Pavel Brendl. He surpassed the 50-goal mark in two of those years and had 48 in the other.
His junior scoring prowess didn't lead him to the NHL but Moran has carved out a pretty good minor pro career for himself. Moran has played for both the Syracuse Crunch (CLB) and the Manitoba Moose (VAN) and has been one of the leading scorers in both cities.
This is another terrific signing by the Oilers as they seek to ensure that their farm team is truly competitive in its first year in OK City.