Ex-Oilers Goaltender Gets Stolen Off of Free Agent Market

Published September 1, 2023 at 11:58

Former Oilers Goaltender, Dylan Wells, Joins Predators' Roster

Former Edmonton Oilers goaltender Dylan Wells, known for his time with the Condors in the Oilers' farm system, has taken a new direction by signing with the Nashville Predators.

New Beginning for Wells

Dylan Wells, who gained experience within the Oilers' organizational structure and the Condors, is now making a move to the Nashville Predators. This shift marks an intriguing progression in his career.

The #Predators have signed goaltender Dylan Wells (@dylanwells30) to a professional try-out. Wells, 25, made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, playing 20 minutes, saving 12-of-13 shots for a .923 SV%. He was 9-7-1 with a .901 SV% with the Rockford Icehogs and Texas Stars (AHL)

Emergence and Development

During his brief stint with the Chicago Blackhawks, Wells showed promise, making an impactful NHL debut. In a mere 20 minutes of play, he managed to save 12 of 13 shots, leaving an impressive .923 save percentage. His time in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs and Texas Stars further underlines his growth and commitment.

Continuing the Journey

Having been part of the Edmonton Oilers' developmen, Wells brings valuable insights and a sense of familiarity to his new role. Transitioning from the Oilers to the Predators opens doors for his ongoing progression and contribution to Nashville's goaltending lineup.

Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

As Wells steps into this fresh chapter, he faces competition from established goaltenders within the Predators' roster. Standing alongside names like Saros, Lankinen, and Askarov, Wells' consistent performance and insights from his Oilers days position him well for a spot in Nashville.
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Ex-Oilers Goaltender Gets Stolen Off of Free Agent Market

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