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Edmonton Oilers sign Logan Day to a one-year entry-level contract

This afternoon, the Bakersfield Condors announced via their Twitter account that the Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Logan Day to a one-year NHL entry-level contract.

The Oilers took care of a little housekeeping today as they re-signed pending free-agent defenceman, Logan Day, who led the Bakersfield Condors in scoring from the blueline with 34 points (7G, 27A) to go with 14 PIMs and a +14 rating in 64 games played. In his first full AHL season, the native of Seminole, Florida, found himself playing alongside William Lagesson in all situations and handled himself incredibly well, helping the Condors reach the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Based on his numbers and output, it makes perfect sense for the Oilers to bring Day back for another year.

If you didn’t already know, Day’s journey to pro hockey is certainly anything but standard. After getting into two games with Providence College in 2014-15, he transferred to Endicott College for a pair of seasons where he amassed 78 points (30G, 48A) and 63 PIMs in 56 games played. After finishing up at Endicott, Day signed an AHL deal with the Bakersfield Condors where he played in 10 games, potting two goals with the Oilers’ farm club as they finished up their 2017-18 season. Last summer, he signed a one-year AHL contract to play with the Bakersfield Condors and really became an integral part of the Jay Woodcroft’s defensive group.

While we don’t know what the future holds for Day, one would assume that he’ll spend all of next year with the Bakersfield Condors as he continues to hone his craft and help the Condors build upon their successful 2018-19 season. That said, I also remember thinking that there was no way that Josh Currie would spend any time with the Oilers when he signed either. All I know for sure is that this is a kid with an interesting story and it’s hard not to cheer for a guy that’s had to bust his ass for everything he’s got.

LOGAN DAY’S CAREER SO FAR

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PGP G A Pts PIM
2013-14 South Shore Kings USPHL-Pr 48 16 28 44 57
2014-15 Providence College H-East 2 1 0 1 0 0
2016-17 Endicott College CCC 30 15 25 40 32
2017-18 Endicott College CCC 26 15 23 38 31
2017-18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 10 2 0 2 4 -1
2018-19 Bakersfield Condors AHL 64 7 27 34 14 14 9 1 0 1 2

Source: Bakersfield Condors, Official Twitter Account, 5/21/2019 – 12:31 pm MST

    • OriginalPouzar

      This ELC is for 2019/20 where the Oilers have 35 contracts. Tons of room.

      AHL success is important and Day will continue to help the Condors even if he’s not really a legit NHL option.

  • OriginalPouzar

    He earned it with his play and improvement through the year (he was on an AHL only deal).

    I don’t think he’ll ever play an NHL game (still miles to go outside of the offensive game) but he definitely helps the Condors.

  • alphahelix

    I dont see much difference between him and our other “blue chip” D down there. I watched a couple of Condors games. This is a good player, i hate when people discount players based on pedigree. Our org has done that in the past but hopefully Holland wont have his head up his butt. Its a crowded group but this guy had the most points, and it was his first year in the A. He has a shot as long as we leave the door open. Its a free for all on D.

  • Seanr

    One of the things the Oilers have always been miserable at has been developing a winning culture , it’s alot more important than most people think to have your prospects in a winning environment while honing their skills. The Oilers not only need to put together a winning club here in Edmonton, but they need to replace the players that make the jump this year to the big club, and keep the core of the condors intact. Jay woodcroft has done an amazing job down their with that club

  • Digger

    Comes under the definition, “ditch digger”. The world needs more of these. Great signing to help keep Condors winning and Oilers on what it’s like not to be “gifted” a position.