Beck has been signed to a one-year contact with the Oilers. The 25-year-old winger has played with both the Nashville Predators and the New York Islanders. He will bring his 23 career NHL points and 87 career games of experience to the Oilers.
Beck was traded to Colorado on Monday in exchange for Marc-Andre Cliche, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Beck is a sizable winger who's only played in two NHL games this season. He did, however, pitch in 16 goals and 17 assists along with a plus-11 rating for AHL Bridgeport, a minor-league affiliate of the Islanders. There was no shortage of depth players getting new sweaters as part of the NHL trade deadline Monday, with Beck included in that mix.
The Islanders assigned Beck to AHL Bridgeport following Wednesday's game. Beck only appeared in two games for the Islanders after being recalled in late October, so the team sent him back to Bridgeport to give him a chance to see more ice time. He tallied seven points in 10 AHL games earlier this season, so he will garner consideration next time the Islanders need to add a forward to the roster.
Beck has been recalled from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis. The team's superstar center John Tavares is out Saturday afternoon against the Devils due to an undisclosed injury, paving the way for Beck to be the emergency replacement. It's too early to tell how long Tavares may be out of action, but Beck has enough offensive skill to at least help the bottom two lines in the meantime.
Taylor Beck was one of five players the Islanders acquired from the Maple Leafs on Thursday in exchange for forward Michael Grabner, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
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