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RELEASE: Oilers Sign Nurse

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract.

Nurse, 23, appeared in 82 games with the Oilers last season, posting 26 points (6G, 20A), 67 penalty minutes and he led the Oilers with a +15 plus minus rating. He also ranked second in average time on ice (22:15), blocked shots (153) and ranked third on the team with 161 hits.

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The 6'4", 221-pound defenceman, has appeared in 197 career NHL games, recording 47 points (14G, 33A), and 160 penalty minutes. Nurse also played in 13 playoff games, notching two assists and six penalty minutes. 

Nurse has played for Canada on several occasions, most recently at the 2018 World Hockey Championship, registering one assist and four penalty minutes in 10 games. He also won a gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship and the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

He was originally selected by Edmonton in the first round, 7th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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RELEASE: Oilers trim training camp roster

The Edmonton Oilers have reduced their training camp roster

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have reduced their training camp roster, assigning the following players:
 
Kirill Maksimov (RW) - Niagara (OHL)
Olivier Rodrigue (G) - Drummondville (QMJHL)
Dmitri Samorukov (D) - Guelph (OHL)
 
The Oilers roster currently has 59 players, including six goaltenders, 18 defencemen and 35 forwards.

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Jakub Jerabek

The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defenceman Jakub Jerabek to a one-year contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defenceman Jakub Jerabek to a one-year contract.

Jerabek, 26, appeared in 36 games last season, splitting the season between the Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals, posting eight points (2G, 6A) and six penalty minutes. He also played in two playoff games, capturing the Stanley Cup with the Capitals.

Jerabek spent some time in the American Hockey League last season, appearing in 17 games with the Laval Rocket, posting 11 points (1G, 10A), 16 penalty minutes and a +10 plus-minus rating.

The 5'11", 200-pound left-handed defenceman spent the 2016-17 season with Vityaz Podolsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), recording 34 points (5G, 29A) and 56 penalty minutes in 59 games. He also posted two points (1G, 1A) and eight penalty minutes in four playoff games. His 34 points ranked him sixth on the team in scoring and he also represented Vityaz Podolsk at the 2017 KHL All-Star Game.

Jerabek spent eight seasons with HC Plzen of the Czech Extraliga (ELH) from 2008-16.

The native of Plzen, Czech Republic has played for his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2017 World Hockey Championship, registering two assists and four penalty minutes in eight games. He also played for the Czech Republic at the 2016 World Hockey Championship and twice (2010, 2011) at the World Junior Hockey Championship. He captained the Czech Republic in 2011 and was named a top three player on his team for the tournament.   

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Scottie Upshall to professional tryout

The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent forward Scottie Upshall to a professional tryout (PTO).

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

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.

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Josh Currie

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Currie to a two-year contract.

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Josh Currie to a two-year contract.

Currie, 25, has spent the past three seasons with the AHL's Bakersfield Condors, leading the team in scoring this past season with 46 points (20G, 26A) in 68 games. 

The 5'11", 190-pound forward has posted 106 points (52G, 54A), 129 penalty minutes and a +7 plus-minus rating in 188 career AHL games.

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Bouchard

The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2018 first round pick (10th overall) Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed 2018 first round pick (10th overall) Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract.

Bouchard, 18, led the OHL's London Knights in scoring in 2017-18, with 87 points (25G, 62A), while posting a +23 plus-minus rating.


 
The native of Oakville, ON served as team captain in London and was a finalist for the Max Kaminsky Trophy as OHL Defenceman of the Year and the Red Tilson Trophy as Most Valuable Player.

The 6'2", 195-pound right-handed blueliner also played for Canada's National Under-18 Team at the 2016 Hlinka Cup, where Canada finished fifth.  

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FREE AGENCY: Oilers off-season movement tracker

Follow along for the Oilers additions and subtractions throughout the summer

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Follow along for the Oilers additions and subtractions throughout the summer.

Oilers Group 2 Free Agents: Darnell Nurse, Anton Slepyshev (signed to KHL; Oilers retain rights), Ryan Strome (re-signed on July 6).

Oilers Group 3 Free Agents: Yohann Auvitu (signed to KHL), Michael Cammalleri, Mark Fayne, Roman Horak.

Oilers Group 6 Free Agents: Laurent Brossoit (to Winnipeg), Grayson Downing, Brian Ferlin, Joey Laleggia (to St. Louis), Dillon Simpson (to Columbus).

Video: RAW | Peter Chiarelli Free Agency Avail

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Strome

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed forward Ryan Strome to a two-year contract through the 2019-20 season

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed forward Ryan Strome to a two-year contract through the 2019-20 season.

Strome, 24, appeared in all 82 games with the Oilers last season, posting 34 points (13G, 21A) and 33 penalty minutes. He also registered six power play points and three game-winning goals. 

The 6'1", 194-pound forward has appeared in 340 career NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders, tallying 160 points (58G, 102A), with 156 penalty minutes and a +1 plus-minus rating.  

The native of Mississauga, Ontario, has also played in 15 career NHL playoff games, recording eight points (3G, 5A) and four penalty minutes.

Strome was acquired in a trade with the New York Islanders on June 22, 2017. He was originally drafted by the New York Islanders in the 1st round, 5th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. 

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RELEASE: Oilers sign Kyle Brodziak

by Press Release / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent forward Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract.

Brodziak, 34, played for the St. Louis Blues in 2017-18, posting 33 points (10G, 23A), 33 penalty minutes and a +13 plus-minus rating in 81 games. The native of St. Paul, AB is a veteran of 847 NHL games, recording 287 points (123G, 164A), 429 penalty minutes and a -38 plus-minus rating.

Video: AUDIO | Kyle Brodziak Interview

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BLOG: Oilers sign Brodziak

The Oilers have signed centre Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Kyle Brodziak to a two-year contract, the club announced Sunday.

The 34-year-old tallied 10 goals and 23 assists with the St. Louis Blues last season. The St. Paul, AB, product has been with the Blues for the past three campaigns.

Brodziak was the Oilers seventh-round selection (214th-overall) in the 2003 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound forward has amassed 123 goals, 164 assists and 287 points in 847 career NHL games, spending time with the Oilers, Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues.

More to come.

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