TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, announced the signing of defenseman Sean Erickson and goaltender Andy Iles for the 2015-16 season. Both players are returning to Tulsa after finishing the 2014-15 campaign with the Oilers.
Erickson, 31, played four full seasons in Tulsa from 2009-13, and ranks ninth on the club’s list of all-time games played with 247 appearances in Oilers’ colors. After nearly two complete seasons with the Rapid City Rush, Erickson landed back in Tulsa last April and appeared in two regular-season contests as well as all five postseason games. The Eden Prairie, Minn. native was the Oilers’ top-scoring defenseman in the 2012-13 season with 37 points (7g-30a) and set career-highs in assists (32) and points (46) during the 2013-14 season with the Rush. Entering his seventh season as a pro, Erickson has recorded 209 points (57g-152a) and 310 penalty minutes in 385 career games.
Iles is entering his second full season in the pro ranks. After starting his career with the Florida Everblades at the end of the 2013-14 season, Iles split his time in 2014-15 between the Alaska Aces, Everblades and Oilers. The 23-year-old posted a 2.98 goals-against average and a 15-6-2 record in 23 appearances with the Everblades before landing with the Oilers last April. During a four-year college career at Cornell University, Iles set a school record for most career saves and ranks in the top 10 in Cornell history in wins, shutouts, goals-against average and save percentage.