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Oilers sign defenceman Ryan Murray to one-year, $750,000 contract

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Murray, front, pursues the puck with Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers in the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Denver. The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Murray to a one-year contract. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Ryan Murray to a one-year contract worth US$750,000.

Murray appeared in 37 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season and recorded four assists.

He did not appear in the playoffs for Colorado's run to a Stanley Cup title.

The 28-year-old Regina native was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the second overall pick in 2012 NHL draft.

Murray has 128 career points (15 goals, 113 assists) and a defensive rating of plus-13 over 432 games with Columbus, New Jersey and Colorado.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 2, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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