OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has formally re-signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract. Gryba and the Senators agreed to terms on the contract at last week’s NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia.
Gryba, 26, played in a career-high 57 National Hockey League games this season establishing new personal bests in assists (nine), points (11), plus/minus (+9) and penalty minutes (64). He led Senators defencemen in plus/minus, while ranking third on the team.
The Saskatoon native was recalled by the Senators for the first time on Feb. 15, 2013, from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. Following the recall, he remained with Ottawa for the duration of the season after having recorded 11 points (five goals, six assists), a plus-28 rating and 75 penalty minutes in 38 regular-season AHL contests. At season’s end, Gryba ranked second among all AHL players in plus/minus.
In 90 career NHL games, Gryba has recorded 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) and 90 penalty minutes. A member of the B-Sens team that captured the Calder Cup following the 2010-11 season, he registered 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists) over 183 career AHL contests, all of which occurred as a member of the B-Sens.
Gryba was Ottawa’s first third-round selection (68th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft.
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