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Devils sign defenseman Eric Gryba to a one-year, two-way contract

Gryba, 30, spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers organization

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Eric Gryba to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level/$300,000 at the AHL level ($350,000 guaranteed). The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Gryba, 30, spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oilers organization. In 2017-18, he played in 21 games with the Oilers, notching two assists and 31 penalty minutes. He also skated in 24 games with Bakersfield, registering 27 penalty minutes. Prior to Edmonton, Gryba spent five seasons with the Ottawa Senators organization before he was traded on June 27, 2015. In 2014-15, he appeared in 75 games with the Senators and scored 12 assists/12 points, all career highs. He was Ottawa's third choice and 68th overall selection in the 2006 NHL Draft. The right-shooting blue-liner has appeared in 279 regular-season NHL contests, from 2012-18 with Ottawa and Edmonton, scoring seven goals and 36 assists for 43 points and 358 penalty minutes with a plus-16 rating. In addition, the Saskatoon, Sask., native skated in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games, notching 35 penalty minutes. In 207 career AHL games, he has 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points and 332 penalty minutes with a plus-15 rating. Gryba represented the Binghamton Senators at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game and was a member of Binghamton's 2011 Calder Cup Championship squad.

Prior to his professional career, Gryba played 185 games over four seasons at Boston University (Hockey East), scoring six goals and 16 assists for 22 points and 354 penalty minutes. He was part of the Terriers 2009 NCAA Championship Team. The 6-4, 225lb. Gryba played the 2005-06 season with Green Bay (USHL) and two seasons, 2003-04 & 2004-05, with Saskatoon (SMHL).

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