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Tyler Benson skating with UofA, awaiting Europe assignment

Edmonton Oilers forward Tyler Benson has started skating with the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

Benson, who split time between the Bakersfield Condors and Oilers last year, is skating with the Golden Bears as he awaits a likely assignment to a European team, 630 CHED’s Bob Stauffer reports.

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It’s great to see Benson skating and the fact that he’ll likely be heading to Europe. If he does head overseas to start the season, he’ll join a large contingent of fellow Oilers already getting their season underway.

Here’s the full list of where Oilers players will be playing this fall:

It’s going to be great for all of these players to kick off their seasons. Them, including Benson, are all a contingent of players that will be competing for roster spots ahead of the 2020-21 season.

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