Oilers sign forward Chris Kelly to professional tryout contract

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse joined the Jeff Blair show to discuss the upcoming NHL season and his thoughts on the city of Edmonton.

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers signed veteran forward Chris Kelly to a professional tryout contract on Sunday.

Kelly played in all 82 regular season games last season for the Ottawa Senators and scored five goals and seven assists.

The six-foot, 193-pound centre also appeared in two playoff games as the Senators made it to the Eastern Conference final before being eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kelly has played 13 NHL seasons with the Boston Bruins and Senators, scoring 289 points in 833 career games.

The 36-year-old from Toronto won a Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011.

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