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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Former Yale star Mark Arcobello could make NHL debut with Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday

Mark Arcobello, the Milford, Conn., native who went on to become an All-American down the road at Yale University, was recalled today by the Edmonton Oilers.
Arcobello, who had three assists in last Monday's American Hockey League All-Star Game at Providence, has had a great season with the Oklahoma City Barons. The feisty forward helped the West beat the East 7-6, and his final helper, which created the game-winner, came with 11.2 seconds left on a pass to Ryan Hamilton. This came a day after the former Bulldog helped the West win the skills competition at the Dunkin Donuts Center, the site of the 2013 NCAA East Regional.
In 43 games this season, Arcobello has 14 goals and 39 points for OKC, which has scored 140 goals in 45 games.
Edmonton head coach Ralph Krueger, making reference to the former Yale star, posted this on Twitter, "He's been a consistent player and gives us an option at wing and centre. His hard work in OKC has paid off."
He scored 49 goals and had 116 points while playing in New Haven. Arcobello's best night as a Bulldog may have been his last. He scored three goals and had three assists in the 2010 NCAA Northeast Regional Final against eventual national champion Boston College.
His NHL debut could be tomorrow night when the Oilers host Dallas in a game that airs live on TSN.

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