STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stockton Thunder announced that rookie goaltender Devan Dubnyk, rookie center Tyler Spurgeon, rookie left wing Liam Reddox and rookie right wing Troy Bodie have been assigned to the team by the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.
The Thunder is the ECHL affiliate of the Oilers of the NHL.
Selected in the first round (14th overall) by Edmonton in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Dubnyk attended training camp with the Oilers. He was 1-1-0 in the preseason with a 1.01 goals-against average and a .966 save percentage and posted a shutout against the Phoenix Coyotes, making 27 saves in a 5-0 win on Sept. 17. He played the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League where he was 83-87-14 with 15 shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.69 and a save percentage of .912 in 192 games for Kamloops.
Selected in the fourth round (112th overall) by Edmonton in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Reddox played the last four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League where he had 210 points (86g-124a) and 134 penalty minutes in 208 regular season games and 27 points (8g-19a) and 30 penalty minutes in 33 playoff games for Peterborough.
Selected in the eighth round (242nd overall) by Edmonton in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Spurgeon appeared in three preseason games with the Oilers. He played the last four seasons in the WHL where he had 124 points (43g-81a) and 99 penalty minutes in 212 regular season games and 36 points (17g-19a) and 41 penalty minutes in 72 playoff games for Kelowna.
Selected in the ninth round (278th overall) by Edmonton in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-5 and 205-pound Bodie played the last four seasons in the WHL where he had 129 points (64g-65a) and 361 penalty minutes in 250 regular season games and 38 points (17g-21a) and 42 penalty minutes in 64 playoff games for Kelowna.