The Bakersfield Condors Just Traded a Former Oilers Draft Pick

Published March 7, 2023 at 11:52

The Edmonton Oilers' AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, made a trade on Tuesday morning, sending 2016 5th round pick Graham McPhee to the Belleville Senators in exchange for defenceman Xavier Bernard.

Bernard, who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2018 draft, was unsigned by them and had inked an AHL/ECHL deal with the Jr. Senators ahead of the 2021-22 season. He has spent more time in the ECHL with the Atlanta Gladiators, where he has scored three goals and 19 points in 43 games over the last two seasons.

Bernard played with Condors netminder Olivier Rodrigue with the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltiguers and has also played with Raphael Lavoie on five teams growing up, including in multiple tournaments.

Meanwhile, McPhee returned to NCAA's Boston College post-draft and joined the Condors during the 2020-21 season. He has appeared in 63 games with the club over the last three years, scoring just six goals and 16 points. This year, McPhee had spent time with the Oilers' ECHL affiliate Fort Wayne Komets, where in three games he had three assists.
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The Bakersfield Condors Just Traded a Former Oilers Draft Pick

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