The Edmonton Oilers have continued their parade of moves on the opening day of free agency. Frank Seravalli reported that the club had signed former Flames forward Derek Ryan to a two-year deal worth an AAV of $1.25 million.
Ryan picked up 13pts in 43 games with Calgary last season and spent the majority of the year as their third-line pivot. His arrival checks off another need for Ken Holland this summer.
The club has been chasing an experienced third-line centre for the better part of a decade now. Kyle Turris was last year’s failed experiment and there appears to be some hesitancy to give it to Ryan McLeod.