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Edmonton Signs Josh Green

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Green on a one-year two-way contract.

Green, 33, skated in 12 games with the Ducks last season with six penalty minutes and he also played in 69 games with the Syracuse Crunch recording 46 points (15G, 31A) and 74 penalty minutes.

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Oilers Extend Contract Of Head Amateur Scout

Edmonton - General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed Head Amateur Scout Stu MacGregor to a three-year contract extension.

MacGregor, 54, is responsible for the team’s amateur scouting staff and directs Edmonton’s table at the National Hockey League Entry Draft each year with the rest of the Oilers scouting and management team. Last year MacGregor and his staff selected first overall and chose Windsor Spitfire’s forward Taylor Hall with the team’s first-ever number one draft pick. Next month, MacGregor and the Oilers will once again pick first overall in Minnesota on June 24th.

“We are extremely pleased to have Stu agree to a three-year extension,” said Tambellini. “He and his staff continue to do a great job bringing in talent and character to the Oilers.”

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Oilers Sign Tanner House

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Tanner House on a two-year contract.

House, a Cochrane, Alberta native, just completed his senior year with the University of Maine Black Bears where he finished tied for 4th in team with 35 points (10G,25A) as well as 56 penalty minutes in 35 games. He won the Gladiator Hockey Best Defensive Forward in Hockey East with a +13 in league play, which ranked 10th among conference skaters.

The 6’1”, 195-pound captain of the Black Bears majored in Finance at the U of Maine finishing with a remarkable 3.8 GPA and was named the recipient of the University of Maine M Club’s Dean Smith Award, presented annually to the top male and female student-athlete at Maine.

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Edmonton/Colorado Trade

(Edmonton) - General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenseman Kevin Montgomery from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Shawn Belle.

Montgomery, 22, has appeared in 51 games this season with the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey league recording 19 points (2G,17A) and 34 penalty minutes.

The 6’2”, 190-pound Rochester, NY native was originally selected by Colorado in the 4th round, 110th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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Oilers Sign Martin Gerber

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General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Martin Gerber on a one-year contract.

Gerber, 35, played last year with Altant Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In 30 appearances he went 15-6-6 with a 2.19 GAA and .914 save percentage.

Gerber, who is from Burgdorf, Switzerland, was originally drafted 232nd overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In two seasons with the Ducks he played in 54 games going 26-21-5 before being dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes where he led the Canes to to a division championship. In 60 games Gerber posted a 38-14-6 record, 2.78 GAA and .906 save percentage.

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Deslauriers Comes To Terms With Oilers

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General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with goaltender Jeff Deslauriers on a one-year deal.

Deslauriers, 26, played in his second National Hockey League season last year appearing in 48 games sporting a 16-28-4 record with a 3.26 GAA and .901 save percentage.

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Oilers Sign Pair

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today, the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with forward Chris Minard and defenceman Matt Nickerson.

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Oilers Sign First Rounder Alex Plante

From TSN:

The Edmonton Oilers signed 2007 first round draft pick Alex Plante to an entry level contract on Thursday.

The Calgary Hitmen defenceman, who was drafted 15th overall, will collect an averge of $1.075 million over the course of the deal.

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Oilers Replace AHL Coach

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Rob Daum as head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, replacing Jeff Truitt for the remainder of the 2008-09 season.

Daum, who was serving as a pro scout with the Oilers this season, will assume his role immediately with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate and will be behind the bench for the Falcons game at Manchester on Wednesday, February 11th. It is the first game of a four game road trip for Springfield.

Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini says, “The Oilers organization would like to thank Jeff for his commitment and effort.  Jeff’s an outstanding individual who worked hard everyday to improve his hockey club.”

Daum is currently in his second season as a member of the Oilers’ organization after serving as an assistant coach with Craig MacTavish’s staff in 2007-08.

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Oilers Recall Brule

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have recalled centre Gilbert Brule from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

This will be Brule’s second recall to the Oilers this season. The 5’10”, 180 pound native of Edmonton, Alberta was first recalled to Edmonton on December 5th and made his Oilers debut in a 3-2 overtime win at San Jose on December 6th. He is scoreless and even in two games with Edmonton this season.

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