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"Dylan is a young goaltender with experience in both the AHL and the ECHL,” said Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell in a press release. “This move helps solidify our organizational depth and provides us with greater flexibility for the upcoming expansion draft."
Wells, 23, spent most of the 2020-21 season on the Oilers' tax squad, never appearing in an NHL or AHL game.
The season prior, the six-foot-two, 190-pound netminder put up a 3.77 goals-against average and 0.878 save percentage in seven AHL appearances with the Bakersfield Condors, along with a 4.98 GAA and 0.871 SVV% in 10 games with the ECHL's Wichita Thunder.
The St. Catherines, Ont., native was drafted by the Oilers in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft.