The Manitoba Moose have announced the re-signing of defenceman Jimmy Oligny for the 2020-21 American Hockey League season. As per AHL policy, contractual details were not released, but the deal is one year in length, beginning in time for the upcoming Manitoba Moose season.
Oligny, 27, had himself the best season of his six-year AHL career, in putting up four goals and 12 points – both career highs. The hefty blueliner also contributed with 83 penalty minutes, while ending the COVID-19 shortened season a respectable -2 on a team that finished fifth-last in the league.
2019-20 was Oligny’s second season with Manitoba, having joined the team partway through the 2018-19 campaign. With the Moose, the St-Michel, QC. native has six goals, 26 points, 138 penalty minutes and a +2 rating in 85 regular season games. Following his recognition during the 2015-16 season, Oligny was once again awarded with a community service plaque from the Moose, indicating his contributions and involvement within the local scene in Winnipeg.
Following a five-year career with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Prince Edward Island Rocket and Rimouski Oceanic from 2009-14, Oligny joined the Milwaukee Admirals, where he played four seasons, before a 16-game stint with the Chicago Wolves. From Chicago, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound defender moved to Manitoba. In 360 total AHL games, Oligny has 13 goals, 70 points and 565 penalty minutes.