The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Brad Malone to a two-year contract.
Malone split the 2016-17 season between the AHL's Hershey Bears and the Chicago Wolves, posting 28 points (11G, 17A) and 72 penalty minutes in 71 games.
A native of Chatham, NB, Malone has appeared in a total of 176 NHL games with Carolina and Colorado, posting 30 points (13G, 17A) and 188 penalty minutes.
Malone, 28, was originally a fourth round pick, 105th overall, of the Colorado Avalanche. His uncle Greg played 704 games in the NHL, with Pittsburgh, Hartford and Quebec from 1976-87. More recently, his cousin Ryan appeared in 647 NHL games from 2003-15 with Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers.