5 things to know about Oilers new signing Connor Ungar

Here's everything you need to know about free agent goalie Connor Ungar, who the Edmonton Oilers officially signed on Monday morning.

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The Edmonton Oilers have officially confirmed their first university free agent signing of the season. Announced via a press release on Monday morning, they have agree terms with undrafted goaltender Connor Ungar.

Ungar is 6 foot 2 and 196 pounds, 22-years-old and was born in Calgary. Here is everything you need to know about the Oilers' newest addition to the organisation:

1) Ungar did not become a regular starter until the 2021-22 season, with the Red Deer Rebels. He went 21-9-1 in 34 games, as he recorded a .911 save percentage and 2.43 Goals Against Average (GAA).

2) Ungar really rose to prominence the following season with the Moose Jaw Warriors, as he went 26-7-0 in 38 games and produced a .925 save percentage and 2.58 GAA. He then went 6-3-1 in 10 playoff appearances, recording a .915 save percentage and 2.74 GAA.

3) With Ungar no longer eligible for the WHL, he spent the 2023-24 season playing for Brock University in St. Catharines. He went 20-6-0 in 26 starts, in the process producing a .932 save percentage, 2.15 GAA and three shutouts.

4) As a result of Ungar's performances in net for the Brock Badgers, he earned a whole host of awards. As per the Oilers, he was named OUA West Goaltender of the Year and OUA West Rookie of the Year, while being named to the OUA West First All-Star Team and OUA West All-Rookie Team.

5) As per PuckPedia, Ungar's two-year entry deal will begin next season, with a $85,000 signing bonus. Each season carries a cap hit of $860,000, a $775,000 base salary and $82,500 in minors salary, with him set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2029.

NB - All playing statistics via Elite Prospects

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Ungar has been assigned to the Bakersfield Condors with immediate effect, for the remainder of the 2023-24 campaign. However, if he is to see any action, it will be more likely with the Oilers' ECHL affiliate the Fort Wayne Komets, rather than the Condors.

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