Oilers sign veteran Scottie Upshall to professional tryout deal

Watch as Scottie Upshall puts the Blues up 2-0 on the Red Wings after stealing the puck from Niklas Kronwall and deking out Jimmy Howard on a breakaway.

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers signed free agent forward Scottie Upshall to a professional tryout on Sunday.

Upshall, 34, appeared in 63 games for St. Louis last season, registering 19 points with seven goals.

The native of Fort McMurray, Alta., has played 759 career NHL games over 15 seasons with Nashville, Philadelphia, Arizona, Columbus, Florida and St. Louis.

Upshall has 285 career NHL points, including 138 goals, and 615 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 53 playoff games, posting 13 points with five goals.

Upshall has played for Canada internationally on four occasions, winning silver medals at the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Hockey Championships, as well as at the 2009 World Hockey Championship. He won gold with Canada’s Under-18 program at the 2000 Four Nations Cup.

Upshall was originally drafted by Nashville in the first round, sixth overall, of the 2002 draft.

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