Oilers sign St. Cloud State standout Russell


The Oilers dipped into the collegiate free agent pool again on Monday, signing St. Cloud State forward Patrick Russell to an entry-level deal.

Russell, 23, just wrapped his sophomore campaign at St. Cloud, racking up 20 goals and 41 points in 41 contests.

A native of Denmark, he’s represented his country on numerous occasions internationally, though primarily at the junior level.

Over the weekend, Edmonton scored one of the bigger prizes from the NCAA level when it signed North Dakota standout Drake Caggiula to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Caggiula, named the Most Outstanding Player at this year’s Frozen Four, chose to sign with the Oilers after narrowing his shortlist of NHL suitors to six teams: Edmonton, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Ottawa, Chicago and Buffalo.