Tulsa Oilers Transactions | 02/29/2024

The Tulsa Oilers made three roster moves on Thursday. The San Diego Gulls of the AHL recalled defenseman Luka Profaca and forward Blake McLaughlin and the Oilers signed forward Jamie Rome off waivers from the Wheeling Nailers. 

21-year-old Luka Profaca returns to the San Diego Gulls after spending a week with the Oilers. He played four games for the Oilers in his most recent stint with Tulsa, scoring two assists in the ten-goal game against the Idaho Steelheads on the 24th. Profaca has played 26 games for the Oilers, recording three goals and nine assists. He has played ten games for the Gulls this season, recording one assist. Profaca is in his second season as a professional; he played 47 games with the Gulls last season, scoring one goal and four assists on the blue line.

Photo by: Tulsa Oilers Official Website

24-year-old Blake McLaughlin returns to the San Diego Gulls after playing with the Oilers for the month of February. He was named the Inglasco ECHL Player of the Week for February 19-25. In his ten games with the Oilers this month, he recorded six goals, nine assists, and 15 points and was on a six-game scoring streak. McLaughlin started the season in San Diego, playing 22 games before being sent down to Tulsa. He is in his third season as a professional, having played his entire career with the Gulls and the Oilers.

Photo by: Tulsa Oilers Official Website

25-year-old Jamie Rome was claimed off waivers from the Wheeling Nailers. Rome is playing in his first full season as a professional, having signed with the Orlando Solar Bears in April 2023 after his season with Western Michigan University ended. Rome has seen limited playing time since he turned pro. He played five games with the Solar Bears last season and entered the offseason looking for a team. He signed with the Wichita Thunder in December 2023. He played seven games for the Thunder, including two against the Oilers, scoring one goal and one assist. Rome was traded to the Cincinnati Cyclones for defenseman Nicholas Favaro on February 2, 2024. He scored his only goal for the Thunder when they played the Cyclones on January 13. Rome only played two games for the Cyclones, recording one assist before being traded to the Wheeling Nailers for future considerations on February 15. He played in four games for the Nailers before being waived.

The Tulsa Oilers travel to Allen, Texas, to play the Allen Americans on Friday at 7:10 p.m. at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center.

James Slemp

I write for and photograph the Florida Everblades for ITR. I am a retiree that has turned my hobby of photography into a business. I currently live in Sarasota, Florida with my wife, Christy, but I'm originally from California. My previous career has taken me all over the US and the world and I definitely enjoy traveling. I've played hockey for over 30 years, learning as an adult, and love the game.

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