23-Year-Old Defenseman – Edmonton Oilers
David Musil Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers in July of 2016. Deal is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $75,000 in the AHL.
Musil was reassigned to AHL Bakersfield on Monday.
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Musil received his first taste of NHL life last season, but did little to prove to the team that he is anything more than a depth defenseman at the game's highest level. Look for him to spend the bulk of his time at AHL Bakersfield in 2015-16.
Musil has yet to distinguish himself among Oiler prospects. His first season in the AHL saw him deliver two goals, 10 assists and a minus-10 rating in 61 games. Still, a strong training camp for the defender could open some eyes, particularly with the Oilers' lack of quality defensemen. That being said, it seems likely he will spend this season in the AHL once again.
Musil is one of the top-10 prospects in the organization and could be close to NHL ready. His defensive game is solid and his offensive upside could have him in Edmonton on a full-time basis as soon as the 2013-14 season.
Musil was taken with the 51st pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is your prototypical physical defenseman at 6-foot-4 and over 200 pounds, and is considered to be NHL-ready now. Moreover, Muslin could evolve into a shutdown defender with enough experience. He will attend training camp with the Oilers, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he begins the season in the AHL.