Oilers sign forward Tyler Benson to one-year contract extension

Edmonton Oilers' Tyler Benson (49) checks Carolina Hurricanes' Brock McGinn (23) into the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Karl B DeBlaker / AP)

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Tyler Benson to a one-year extension.

The 24-year-old from Edmonton played 29 games for the Oilers last season. He scored his first NHL goal Feb. 20 against the Minnesota Wild.

Benson, whose extension is worth US$750,000, also had four goals and eight assists in 18 games for the AHL's Bakersfield Condors.

The Oilers drafted him in the second round, 32nd overall in 2016.

The six-foot, 190-pound forward has a goal and two assists in 36 career NHL games.

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