Surrey native Jujhar Khaira has signed a three-year entry level contract with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Khaira was selected by the Oilers 63rd overall in the third round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6’3”, 198-pound left winger spent last season with Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, scoring six goals and adding 19 assists in 37 games while accumulating 49 penalty minutes.
By signing a professional contract, Khaira is not eligible to play in the WCHA next season. He will attend the Oilers prospect camp later this month, as well as the main camp in September.
“I’m really excited to take the next step,” said Khaira. “I had a phenomenal time at Tech—one of the best of my life—and I wouldn’t have changed going there. There were so many great people including my teammates and coaches. Everyone helped me out a lot, and I’m very grateful.”
Khaira, 18, played two seasons with the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BC Hockey League (BCHL) prior to joining Michigan Tech. In 112 BCHL games, he tallied 39 goals and 82 assists for 121 p0ints with 90 penalty minutes.