Edmonton Lands Defenceman Eric Gryba

The Edmonton Oilers have acquired 27-year-old defenceman Eric Gryba from the Ottawa Senators. In exchange for the 6-for-4 Gryba, the Oilers send back the 107th overall pick (just acquired from the Maple Leafs in the Marincin deal) and center Travis Ewanyk.

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Eric Gryba will have the pleasure of joining an up and coming Oilers team with the addition of Cam Talbot and Connor McDavid. (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

In Gryba, the Oilers get a solid defenceman who can sure up a relatively unknown blue line. While he won’t produce a lot offensively, he will add strength in their own end. In 165 career regular season games, Gryba’s put up 29 points (4g-25a) to go along with 187 penalty minutes.

The Senators get a former 74th overall pick from 2011 in Ewanyk and an additional pick in this year’s draft at 107. Ewanyk isn’t known for his offensive prowess, but does add some flare with the gritty type of game he plays.

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