Former Oilers forward signs with Hurricanes on a PTO.

Published August 30, 2023 at 11:16

The PTO season continues to heat up as teams scour the NHL and beyond the league to find players who can fill gaps and attempt to resurrect their careers after sustaining major injuries or when teams no longer require their services.

The PTO or Professional Try Out serves as an excellent way to discover such talent, as teams are no longer obligated to retain the player throughout the tryout period and can release them at any time if they feel the player has not met their expectations.

Recently, the Carolina Hurricanes decided to sign two players to PTOs: Cory Conacher and former Oilers forward Brendan Perlini.
Perlini, who was born in England, spent one season with the Oilers and divided his time between the parent team and the Bakersfield Condors.

During his tenure with the Oilers, he participated in only 21 games, scoring four goals with one assist, totalling five points. His time with the Condors proved more successful, as he played 26 games, tallying ten goals and five assists, amounting to a total of 15 points.

For the duration of his professional playing career, Perlini represented four NHL organizations. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 211 pounds, the left winger should provide the Carolina Hurricanes with some size in their bottom six if his PTO proves successful.
August 30   |   36 answers
Former Oilers forward signs with Hurricanes on a PTO.

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