TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and AHL’s Manitoba Moose, announced the signing of forward Dan DeSalvo, who returns to the Oilers after leading the team in scoring in 2015-16.
DeSalvo put together quite the rookie season in Tulsa. The 24-year-old recorded 51 points (16g-35a), with a +16 rating, in 55 games for the Oilers, earning a spot on the ECHL All-Rookie Team. He was eighth among league rookies with 51 points and his 35 assists were good for fifth.
The Rolling Meadows, Ill. native compiled the ECHL’s second longest assist streak last season, when he contributed to 10 goals over a nine-game span from Jan. 30-Feb. 14. He also had the league’s best home point streak, tallying a goal or an assist in 18 consecutive games at the BOK Center, a streak that began on Dec. 13. DeSalvo earned his first AHL call-up March 9 when the Oilers loaned him to the Moose, where he scored 14 points (5g-9a) in 17 games.
Prior to turning pro, DeSalvo spent four seasons with Bowling Green State University from 2011-15, where he recorded 102 points (29g-73a) in 153 games for the Falcons. He played one year of juniors for the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers in 2010-11.