The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent forward Scottie Upshall to a professional tryout (PTO).
Upshall, 34, appeared in 63 games for St. Louis last season, posting 19 points (7G, 19A), 46 penalty minutes and a -1 plus-minus rating. The native of Fort McMurray, AB, has played 759 career NHL games over 15 seasons, with Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Arizona, Columbus, Florida and St. Louis.
The 6'0", 201-pound forward has 285 career NHL points (138G, 147A), 615 penalty minutes, and a +9 plus-minus rating. Upshall also appeared in 53 playoff games, posting 13 points (5G, 8A), 66 penalty minutes and a -3 plus-minus rating.
Upshall has played for Canada internationally on four occasions, winning silver medals at the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships, as well as at the 2009 World Hockey Championship. He won gold with Canada's Under-18 program at the 2000 Four Nations Cup (now called the Hlinka Gretzky Cup).
Upshall was originally drafted by Nashville in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2002 NHL Draft.