Western Michigan junior defenseman Jordan Oesterle is the fourth NCHC player to turn pro early this offseason from the fourth different team.
Oesterle, a streaky defenseman, had two goals and 17 points this season for the Broncos, who finished fifth in the NCHC and reached the inaugural Frozen Faceoff.
Oesterle was an undrafted player. The Broncos will now lose two regulars on defense in Oesterle and senior Dennis Brown.
NCHC early signings
Colorado College (1)
Gustav Olofsson, fr, d, Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Duluth (1)
Caleb Herbert, jr, f, Washington Capitals
Nebraska Omaha (1)
Josh Archibald, jr, f, Pittsburgh Penguins
Western Michigan (1)
Jordan Oesterle, jr, d, Edmonton Oilers