Oilers bring back Joyaux

TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Oilers announced that defenseman Chris Joyaux has agreed to terms to return to the Oilers for his second professional season in 2017-18.

Joyaux skated in 54 games for Tulsa as a rookie last season and recorded 15 points (1g-14a), while leading the team with a +7 rating. The Bloomingdale, Ill. native scored his first pro goal, a game-winner, Dec. 2, 2016 in the Oilers’ 4-2 victory at Allen.

After four seasons at Miami University, Joyaux appeared in eight games with the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps at the end of 2015-16. He recorded his first career point with the IceCaps, an assist on March 23, 2016 at Rochester.

The 25-year-old compiled 21 points (5g-16a) in 148 college games during his four seasons at Miami, helping the Redhawks secure the NCHC Conference championship as a junior in 2014-15.

Joyaux spent three seasons of juniors in the United States Hockey League, where he played in 101 games split between the Tri-City Storm, Des Moines Buccaneers and Chicago Steel.