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Oilers sign Eric Gryba to 2-year extension; Flames add Spencer Foo

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract extension.

Gryba ranked 2nd among Edmonton's defencemen in hits

Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba signed a two-year contract extension on Tuesday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract extension.

Gryba, 29, appeared in 40 games with the Oilers last season, posting six points (two goals, four assists) and 65 penalty minutes. He also appeared in three playoff games.

The Saskatoon native ranked second among Oilers defencemen in hits (145) and also recorded 47 blocked shots.

The six-foot-four, 225-pound blue liner has accumulated 41 points (seven goals, 34 assists) and 327 penalty minutes in 258 career NHL games with Ottawa and Edmonton. He has also played in 13 playoff games, registering 35 penalty minutes.

Gryba was selected by the Senators in the third round, 68th overall in the 2006 draft.

Flames sign college free agent Spencer Foo

Coveted college free agent Spencer Foo has committed to signing with the Calgary Flames.

A standard players' contract with the 23-year-old forward from Edmonton will become official Saturday, the Flames said Tuesday in a release.

Foo compiled 26 goals and 36 assists in 38 games as a junior for Union College this past season.

The six-foot, 185-pound right-winger was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award that goes to the top player in NCAA Division 1 men's hockey.

Foo played two seasons for the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Bonneyville Pontiacs prior to his college career.

Flames general manager Brad Treliving continued a run of high-profile moves in snagging Foo.

He dealt Calgary's first- and second-round picks next year to the New York Islanders for defenceman Travis Hamonic at the NHL draft Saturday.

Treliving acquired veteran goaltender Mike Smith in trade a week earlier from the Arizona Coyotes.

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