General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with left-winger Dane Byers on a one-year contract.
Byers, 26, spent last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets and their main affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
The 6’3”, 204-pound Nipawin, SK native played in 61 games with the Falcons recording 39 points (16G, 23A) with 108 penalty minutes. He also appeared in eight games with the Blue Jackets collecting 29 penalty minutes.
Byers was originally drafted in the 2nd round, 48th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers. He spent five years in their organization playing six games with the club scoring his first NHL goal and adding 31 penalty minutes. In 255 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack he had 163 points (72G, 91A) and 546 penalty minutes.
In 2010-11 he was traded to the Blue Jackets organization and in 130 games he scored 28 goals and added 48 assists for 76 points with 244 penalty minutes.
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