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Edmonton Signs Former Oiler Denis Grebeshkov

The Edmonton Oilers add another defenceman to their steadily increasing list of newly signed players with Denis Grebeshkov. The Oilers signed Grebeshkov, who played with the Oilers between 2007 and 2010, to a one-year contract. Grebeshkov has also spent time in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.

Grebeshkov joins the recently signed Andrew Ference and Philip Larsen as additions to the Oilers’ defence.

Edmonton Signs Former Oiler Denis Grebeshkov
Denis Grebeshkov during his three seasons with the Oilers.
(Photo by Andy Devlin / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club)

Grebeshkov’s signing is slightly different in that it’s not his first time with the Oilers. No one is quite sure how this factor will play out, as the Oilers’ playing style has definitely changed in the years since Grebeshkov was with Edmonton, but perhaps his familiarity with the team will help him in the upcoming season.

At 29 years old, Grebeshkov has a lot of experience under his belt, with more than 700 professional games played. He’s also represented his native country, Russia, in numerous World Championships.

Adrianna Szenthe

Adrianna Szenthe

Adrianna is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Having previously worn blue and orange in a city of die-hard Canadiens supporters, she feels confident she can contend with a city of Blackhawks fans. While she defends her beloved Oilers, she is fond of reminding everyone that hockey was, after all, invented in Canada. Since she's not able to make a killer slapshot, writing about them seems the next best thing.
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