Drapluk returns to Oilers blue line

TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues, announced the signing of third-year defenseman Eric Drapluk for the 2018-19 season.

Drapluk, 26, makes his way back to Tulsa for his third season with the Oilers after compiling a career-best 32 points (8g-24a) in 70 games in 2017-18. The Pembroke Pines, Florida native topped his rookie numbers of 19 points (2g-17a) in 68 games by wide margin, and recorded his first career hat trick on Feb. 24 against Colorado.

Drapluk originally appeared in 14 games with Tulsa after finishing his senior season at Lake Superior State University in 2015-16. He finished his college career with 38 points (13g-25a) in 134 games during four seasons with the Lakers.