October 20th, 2020

Edmonton Oilers sign veteran forward Kyle Turris to a two-year contract


By The Canadian Press on October 9, 2020.

Nashville Predators centreKyle Turris, right, celebrates with goaltender Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, after the Predators defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Edmonton Oilers have signed Turris to a two-year contract.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Kyle Turris to a two-year contract.

The 31-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., became an unrestricted free agent Friday after three seasons with the Nashville Predators.

Turris and the Oilers agreed to a deal worth US$3.3 million for an average annual value of $1.65 million, according to CapFriendly.com.

Turris had nine goals and 22 assists in 62 games for the Predators last season.

The six-foot-one, 190-pound centre has compiled 165 goals and 251 assists in 726 career games with Nashville, Ottawa and Phoenix.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2020.

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