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OILERS ASSIGN FIVE TO OKLAHOMA CITY

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 09/23/2011

The Edmonton Oilers assigned forwards Mark Arcobello, Hunter Tremblay and Cam Abney, defenseman Johan Motin and goaltender David LeNeveu to the Oklahoma City Barons, Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini announced today.

Arcobello played 26 games for the Barons last season and was a key in their run to the Calder Cup playoffs.  He scored 22 points (11-11-22) in 26 games with Oklahoma City.  He was rewarded for his solid play with a two-year contract from the Oilers.

Motin a 6-2, 200-pounder from Karlskoga, Sweden appeared in 34 games for the Barons last season, recording four points (1-3-4) and serving 30 penalty minutes.  Tremblay, a 5-11, 200-pounder from Timmins, Ontario joined the Barons at the end of the season after a four-year stay at the University of New Brunswick.  He played three regular season and five playoff games for Oklahoma City.

LeNeveu was signed by the Barons earlier in the summer.  The 6-1, 187-pounder from Fernie, B.C. has appeared in nearly 300 professional games.  Last season, he skated with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, spending the majority of his season with the Springfield Falcons.  With the Falcons, he amassed a 16-21-2 record, 2.97 goals against average and .895 saves percentage.

Abney, a 6-5, 205-pounder from Aldergrove, B.C. was the Oilers 3rd round selection (82nd overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.  He has played the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League, splitting time between the Everett Silvertips and Edmonton Oil Kings.  In 176 games over those four seasons, he recorded 37 points (14-23-37) and served 298 penalty minutes.

These five are expected to be in Oklahoma City in time for the start of the Barons training camp Monday at 10 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center.  The on-ice sessions are open to the public and free to attend.


The Barons home opener is just 22 days away.  Oklahoma City opens the season October 15 at the Cox Convention Center against the Texas Stars at 7 p.m.  The Barons offer a range of ticketing options from full Season Seat packages, 21-game packages, 11-game and seven-game packs.  All ticketing packages are available by calling 232-GOAL (4625) or by visiting the Barons website at okcbarons.com.

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