TULSA, Okla. —The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls, announced the signing of rookie defenseman Lincoln Erne for the 2023-24 season.
Erne joins the Oilers upon completing a four-year career at Canisius College, he he totaled 13 points (1g- 12a) in 108 games. He led Canisius in blocked shots as a sophomore and junior and finished his junior season as the team’s penalty minutes leader with 48. Erne logged 41 games his senior season enroute to an Atlantic Hockey Conference championship and a berth in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.The 24-year-old finished college as a four-time AHA All-Academic Team selection and was named the AHA Student Athlete of the Year in his junior and senior seasons. The American Hockey Coaches Association placed the defenseman on its All-American Scholar roster twice.
The Blaine, Minnesota native played two seasons with Minot of the North American Hockey League, compiling 51 points (9g-42a) and 160 penalty minutes in 114 games with the Minotauros while being named to the NAHL All-Central Division Rookie Team in 2017-18.