RA previously reported earlier in the week that the club are close to Langan, but the Oilers have not confirmed the name.
This will be the player’s first encounter with European hockey. Sporting director Pål Higson says the following about the club’s new signing own website.
– I saw him live several times. Here we are talking about a player who never takes shortcuts but works for the team every shift.
Higson in particular highlights a few important parts of the game that Anders Gjøse’s Oilers can enjoy in the coming season.
– Also, I would characterize Tristan as an intelligent center with good attacking skills. He is nonetheless a solid dropper who will be a resource in the overs and unders for us.
It’s not just offensively that the Oilers are working. Faced with reports that the club are also set to pick up the latest import, Higson says the following:
– I hope so! But it hangs a bit thinner by the thread. At this time of the year, however, the time for clarification is not so long. We will start soon. Hopefully we will find out whether he says yes or no in a few days, Higson told RA.
Higson confirms the team is considered complete if another comeback comes together. The club will then have a free place on the foreign quota and they will use it later in the season, as the club is used to doing.
– How do you think it looks like now?
– Very exciting! I think we addressed both the positional and player type aspects of what we could expect. Now we have a great mix of new and exciting names. We have characters like Tommy Kristiansen, Nick Dineen and Greg Mauldin. We brought in Mathias Trettenes with his Norwegian passport and his enormous level. Then we have young and exciting players – as well as some in the even younger category. We also have width. Runners number 13 to 16 can also play in the league. We know from experience that we need it at the start of the season. It’s demanding with the CHL and many games, Higson said.
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