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14 Sep

Oil Kings Sign Two

The Edmonton Oil Kings have signed two Northern Alberta Xtreme student-athletes to Western Hockey League (WHL) Standard Player Agreements.

An undrafted WHL product, Landon Hanson joined the Pursuit of Excellence U15 Prep team in 2019/20, tallying 13 points in 30 games. The Grande Prairie, AB forward would join OHA Edmonton for the following U15 Prep season, finishing with two points in three games. This past season Hanson finished with 62 points, including a team best 41 assists, in 36 U16 Prep games with OHA Edmonton. Hanson joins NAX for the 2022/23 U18 Prep season.

Stettler, AB defenseman Rhys Pederson spent the last two seasons with the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX). In four U15 Prep games in 2020/21 Pederson tallied one assist. He would add 28 points in 32 games this past U16 Prep season as he helped NAX capture a U16 Prep League Championship. The Oil Kings selected Pederson in the fifth round, 90th overall at the 2021 WHL Draft.