TULSA, Okla, – The Tulsa Oilers and Head Coach Rob Murray announced the team’s first player signing of 2017-18 on Wednesday. Defenseman Eric Drapluk has agreed to terms to return to Tulsa for his second professional season.
Drapluk played in 68 of the Oilers’ 72 games during his rookie season in 2016-17. The Pembroke Pines, Fla. native scored 19 points (2g-17a) from Tulsa’s blue line, while compiling 50 penalty minutes.
Drapluk skated in 14 games for the Oilers in the spring of 2015-16 at the conclusion of his senior season at Lake Superior State University.
The 25-year-old recorded 38 points (13g-25a) at Lake Superior State, where he played in 134 games for the Lakers from 2012-16. He was named to the NCAA All-Academic Team his senior season in 2015-16.
Prior to college, Drapluk spent two seasons of juniors with the Coulee Region Chill of the North American Hockey League, where he served as captain in 2011-12.