With goaltender Dwayne Roloson sidelined due to the flu, the Edmonton Oilers have signed University of Alberta Golden Bears goaltender Aaron Sorochan to an NHL amateur try-out agreement. The 6'0", 180-pound native of Edmonton will dress as back-up to Mathieu Garon for tonight's Oilers game versus the New Jersey Devils at Rexall Place.>> team release
From CIS to the NHL.
What would be really interesting is if Sorochan gets a chance in goal tonight to showcase what one of the better university 'tenders can do against top flight competition. He was an all-Canadian last season and has a 59-17-2 (.769) career record with the Golden Bears.
Sorochan also played five years in the WHL, where he put up a few pretty decent seasons with Vancouver and Lethbridge.
A similar callup situation took place in Vancouver a few years back when University of British Columbia netminder Chris Levesque was Johan Hedberg's backup in an emergency callup situation.