Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry is drawing interest as the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline approaches, general manager Craig MacTavish said Friday.
MacTavish, speaking on 630 CHED Radio, said Petry's recent play has increased his value. The 27-year-old can be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
Defense - EDM
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 7 | PTS: 11
SOG: 95 | +/-: -23
"The last 20 games he’s really settled into what I think is his best hockey as an Oiler," MacTavish said according to Nicholsonhockey.com. "He's aggressive. He's assertive making decisions. He's decisive on the ice. He's jumping up on the play at a level he never … he did from time-to-time, but he never really felt comfortable doing it because he's a conservative guy by nature. But he's playing the game. He's playing the game to win and everybody around the League is seeing that. He'd be a valuable piece for anybody to add.
"And pending his UFA status, there's motivation on our part to move him or get him signed. So it'll be one of those things."