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Kromm re-signs with Oilers

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Action photo of Alex Kromm of the Tulsa Oilers

TULSA, Okla.— The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls, announced the re-signing of veteran forward Alex Kromm

Kromm, 30,returns to Tulsa after posting career-highs in all three offensive categoires last season with 10 goals, 18 assists and 28 points in 62 games with the Oilers last season.

In total, Kromm has notched 89 points (34g-55a) in 288 ECHL games, split among Wheeling, Rapid City, Tulsa, Toledo and Jacksonville, marking his first year as an ECHL veteran (260+ games played). In addition to his ECHL totals, Kromm has tallied 19 points (6g-13a) in 40 career Southern Professional Hockey League games.

Before turning pro, Kromm played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, compiling 48 points (19g-29a) in 111 games for the Pointers and capturing a DIII National Championship in 2015-16 in a dominant 24-5-2 season.

Kromm comes from strong hockey pedigree. His grandfather, Bobby Kromm, was a CHL, WHA and NHL coach, winning Coach of the Year honors in all three leagues, including the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach in 1978 with the Detroit Red Wings. Kromm’s father, Rich, played in 372 NHL games and won an AHL Calder Cup and a Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup as a player. Rich Kromm has also coached in the IHL, AHL, UHL, WHL, KIJHL, IHL, CHL and ECHL, and he's served as a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks for the last seven seasons. Alex’s sister, Erica, played collegiately at Brown University before spending nine years as a pro. Like her father and grandfather, Erica entered coaching upon the conclusion of her playing career, serving in assistant coach roles for Mount Royal University, Long Island University and Yale University.