Wells earns contract after backstopping Petes to division title and conference final
May 17, 2017
(Edmonton, AB) — Peter Chiarelli, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Edmonton Oilers, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with Peterborough Petes goaltender Dylan Wells on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Wells, 19, earned a record of 33-15-2-2 with a 3.07 GAA and 0.916 SAV%, backstopping the Petes to the top record in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. The St. Catharines, Ont., native played in all 12 of the team’s playoff games, posting an 8-3-1 playoff record with a 2.51 GAA and 0.930 SAV%. He also recorded the first goal by a goaltender in Petes history in game four versus Kingston in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final.
Wells, a 6’2″, 182lbs goaltender who was taken by the Petes in the second round, 21st overall in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, won gold with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 team at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and was a member of Team Canada Red at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He represented the Petes and Team OHL in both the 2015 and 2016 CHL Canada Russia Series. Wells also attended Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and took part in Edmonton’s development and training camps in 2016.
The Oilers’ fifth-round selection, 123rd overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft, Wells was twice named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week and Pioneer Energy OHL Player of the Week in the 2016-17 campaign. He was named by the OHL as a finalist for the OHL Goaltender of the Year and for the Red Tilson Trophy for the Most Outstanding Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.