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Oilers sign Ty Rattie to a one-year contract

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the Oilers have signed Ty Rattie. He has since tweeted saying the deal is a one-year, two-way deal. His NHL salary will be $700k, while his AHL salary will be $275k.

The 24-year old right shot, right winger just wrapped up his fourth season in the St. Louis Blues organization but has never been able to get traction at the NHL level.

He has played in 34 NHL games with the Blues and Hurricanes where he has scored four goals and six assists for 10 points.

His money has been made in the AHL, where he has scored 141 points in 215 games.

The Oilers lost Tyler Pitlick to the Dallas Stars on a 3-year, $3 million deal so Rattie will effectively replace him in the AHL/NHL role.

He was drafted by the Blues in the second round in 2011.

Rattie, a native of Airdrie, Alta., spends his offseason playing for the Airdrie Brewers mens AA baseball club.

From Hockey’s Future:

Rattie is adept at locating open ice in the attacking zone. He is the epitome of a player with a “nose for the net”. What makes Rattie most valuable is his obvious thought process on the ice. He is not a powerful skater, yet he seems to be able to hang on to the puck when it matters most. He is a versatile forward and a consistent special teams player. Rattie will need to work on his defensive game at the professional level.