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Alex Plante | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
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Edmonton won't retain their rights to Alex Plante.
He wasn't presented with a qualifying offer, so he can sign anywhere on July 5. Plante only has 10 games of NHL experience in his career. Tue, Jul 2, 2013 07:49:00 PM

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Alex Plante is off to a slow start with Oklahoma City of the AHL.

Plante suffered two concussions last season but that is not the reason for his slow start. The former first round pick in the 2007 Draft, has struggled since becoming a pro and is deep down in the Oilers depth chart. "Alex has to move his feet to be effective. If his feet are planted, no pun intended, his options (carrying the puck) aren’t there. You just can’t play catch with the puck (with your blue-line partner)," coach Todd Nelson said.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 09:05:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers signed restricted free agent Alex Plante to a one-year contract extension Thursday.

Plante had a strong season with the Oklahoma City Barons that kept him in the mix among the Oilers’ defensive depth options. The 15th overall pick in 2007 (of the three pieces acquired from the New York Islanders in the Ryan Smyth trade, Plante’s the only one still in the organization), things started going downhill for the mammoth defenseman immediately after he was drafted. In 2007-08, while still with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, Plante regressed from 38 points to two and missed time both while injured and healthy. To his credit, he rebounded in the same organization and has progressed enough that he’s a solid AHLer at this point in his career.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 01:03:00 PM

The Oilers assigned defenseman Alex Plante to Oklahoma City of the AHL.

The Oilers called up Plante on Dec. 26 and he was in the lineup for that night’s game at Vancouver. He suffered a concussion in that contest and has not played since. Plante, who was selected to play in the AHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30, will attempt to get back into form with the Barons.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 02:18:00 PM

Alex Plante was selected for the AHL All-Star game, but he's currently dealing with a concussion.

Plante was recalled by the Oilers on December 26th, but suffered the injury after just 5:04 minutes of playing time. Plante has 11 points and 63 penalty minutes in 28 AHL contests this season.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 10:51:00 AM

Alex Plante suffered a concussion during Monday's game.

Plante was recalled on Monday and played only 5:04 minutes before Dale Weise of the Canucks slammed him face-first into the boards. Consider him day-to-day for now. The Oilers brought up Colten Teubert for Thursday's game to replace Plante.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 08:03:00 AM

Alex Plante has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.

Plante has 11 points and 63 penalty minutes in 28 games with the AHL Oklahoma City Barons this season. He also has an assist in two games with the Oilers.
Mon, Dec 26, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Alex Plante has been returned to AHL Oklahoma City.

Plante didn't end up getting any playing time in his most recent NHL stint. He has an assist in two games with Edmonton this season.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 11:05:00 AM

Alex Plante has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.

Plante has an assist in two games with the Oilers. He also has five points and 50 penalty minutes in 18 AHL contests this season.
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 04:05:00 PM

Alex Plante has been sent to the minors by the Edmonton Oilers.

Plante is expected to report to AHL Oklahoma City. He has five points and 48 penalty minutes in 17 AHL games this season.
Fri, Nov 25, 2011 01:09:00 PM

Alex Plante will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Ryan Whitney will be returning to the lineup on Friday and Plante will be the odd man out. Just an FYI.
Fri, Nov 25, 2011 08:49:00 AM

Alex Plante logged 14:47 minutes in his first game since being called up from the AHL.

The Oilers decided to make a change after losing to Dallas 4-1 on Monday, which meant that Plante was a last minute call up. "It's actually kind of nice to just get here on the day of the game, it doesn't give you any chance to over-think it, just come and play how I've been playing in Oklahoma," he said. "I don't want to get crazy and start doing things I don't (normally) do." Plante had no points, but he was credited with three hits and he spent two minutes in the sin bin.
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 10:53:00 AM

Defenseman Alex Plante has been sent back to Oklahoma City by the Edmonton Oilers.

Plante had rushed in to take the spot of Cam Barker, who sat out Sunday’s game with a sore shoulder. It’s expected that Colten Teubert will be coming up. Teubert, who was kept off the ice for much of training camp with a concussion, has never played an NHL game.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 10:00:00 AM

Alex Plante registered an assist in his season debut on Sunday.

Plante had already played in Oklahoma City on Friday and Houston on Saturday before he got called up for Sunday's contest. "It was hectic, I got the call late last night after the game, I just finished playing a game in Houston when they called me up," Plante said on Sunday. "I flew out this morning at 6 a.m., meaning I had to be up at 4:30 a.m., and got here until around 2:30 p.m. and just hung out until the game. I’ve never had the travel be quite as bad, but they managed my ice time accordingly and the guys played great. When you have guys playing great around you, it definitely helps you out as well." Plante was limited to 12:05 minutes as a result, but he still recorded a hit and a blocked shot, in addition to the assist.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 10:58:00 AM

The 15th pick of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft will make his 2011-12 debut against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday.

The Edmonton Oilers defense is likely to be without Andy Sutton for several games, so Alex Plante gets a chance prove that he belongs at the NHL level. Plante has 1 point in 7 NHL career games spread out between two seasons. He's not fantasy relevant since he's far from a full-timer at this point.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 02:58:00 PM

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