By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 02/03/2012

The Edmonton Oilers assigned forward Philippe Cornet to the Oklahoma City Barons, Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today.

Cornet, a 6-0, 196-pounder from Val-Senneville, PQ currently leads the Barons in goals scored (21) and is second on the team in points (28).  He is tied for the league lead in game-winning goals (6) and is second in the league in shooting percentage (30.3%).  He played for the Western Conference All Star Team at the AHL All Star Classic and was voted a starter by the fans.

He appeared in two games with the Oilers, registering an assist in his first NHL game.

Cornet was drafted by the Oilers in the 5th round (133rd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  Cornet played four seasons in the QMJHL with Rimouski and Rouyn-Noranda.  In 235 games between the two teams, he recorded 224 points (87-137-224).  In each of his last three seasons, he scored at least 23 goals.

Tonight, the Barons host the Charlotte Checkers, AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, at 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center.  The Barons are wearing one-of-a-kind jerseys tonight that will be available for bids in a live auction following the game.  The jerseys feature the royal blue and orange colors of the Barons’ parent club the Edmonton Oilers and have a Special Olympics crest on the front.  Tonight’s game can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.

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