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Tyler Benson makes NHL debut

Posted at 11:49 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 02:49:40-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Former Bakersfield Condors left-winger Tyler Benson made his NHL debut with Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

He becomes the 11th Condor in AHL history to be recalled to Edmonton and the seventh in the last two seasons.

Making it even more special for the 21-year-old is the fact that he was born in Edmonton and grew up an Oilers fan.

Benson put two shots on goal in the 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. He played 115 games in Bakersfield.