The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a one-year two-way contract. Gryba had been attending the Oilers camp on a professional tryout. He has been placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment to Bakersfield (AHL).
Gryba, 28, played with the Oilers in 2015-16, registering six points (1G, 5A) in 53 games. Prior to joining the Oilers as a free agent, the right-handed defenceman played for the Ottawa Senators from 2012-15.
At 6'4", 228 lbs, Gryba has appeared in 218 NHL games over his five-year NHL career, registering 35 points (5G, 30A). The Saskatoon, SK native has 10 NHL playoff games to his credit, all with the Ottawa Senators. In 2011, Gryba helped the AHL's Binghamton Senators win the Calder Cup.
Originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2006 NHL Draft (3rd round, 68th overall), Gryba is a product of Hockey East's Boston University Terriers, where he captured an NCAA championship in 2009.