Oilers trade goalie Dylan Wells to Hurricanes for future considerations

Edmonton Oilers' goalie Dylan Wells (30) and James Neal (18) celebrate the win over the Winnipeg Jets following NHL preseason action in Edmonton, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (Jason Franson / CP)

The Edmonton Oilers have traded goalie Dylan Wells to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations, the team announced Wednesday.

"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.

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