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BLOG: Petry on signing his deal

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that they agreed to terms with defenceman Jeff Petry on a one-year deal.

Petry was on Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer this afternoon to talk about the contract.

“It’s nice to have gotten a deal done and be back,” Petry said. “With the way things went last year and the signings that the team has made over the last couple of weeks it’s something that I’m definitely excited to get back for. I think we should be good moving forward.”

Petry has played his entire NHL career with the Oilers, registering 59 points (13-46-59) and 107 penalty minutes in 236 games. He was chosen by the Oilers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft.

Petry says after negotiation, the one-year deal was the right term for both sides for the time being.

“We went back and forth on both sides and both sides agreed that this is the best thing for both sides.”

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