EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to a one-year contract with former Reading Royals All-Star T.J. Kemp.
The Stockton Thunder are the ECHL affiliate of the Oilers of the NHL and the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
As a rookie in 2005-06, Kemp finished second among Royals defensemen with 40 points (13g-27a) in 60 games while also being chosen for the ECHL All-Rookie Team and representing Reading at the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game. He also played in the AHL in 2005-06 appearing in 14 games with Peoria, Iowa, Milwaukee and Bridgeport.
The 26 year old had his best professional season in 2006-07 after registering career highs with 33 assists, 38 points and 56 penalty minutes in 65 games and seven points (2g-5a) and 12 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games with Manchester of the AHL.