Edmonton Oilers ink hometown defensemen to a one-year contract

The 24-year-old blueliner will have a chance to crack the line-up once training camps starts

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The Edmonton Oilers have signed defensemen Dillon Simpson to a one-year contract. 

The two-way contract will earn Simpson $650,000 if he makes the NHL team but only $90,000 if he ends up playing in the AHL with the Oilers affiliated club;  the Bakersfield Condors

Last year with the Condors, Simpson scored 3 goals and amassed 11 points over 53 games. The Edmonton native dressed for three NHL games with the Oilers in which he was pointless. 

A fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, Simpson played 181 AHL games, netting 10 goals and adding 38 assists. 

He will have a chance to crack up the Oilers roster when training camps starts.