The Edmonton Oilers of the NHL announced today that they have signed a pair of WHL grads. Both are one-year, two-way contracts.
Ryan Stone (Brandon Wheat Kings) was one of the Wheaties "Fab Five" during his four WHL seasons and was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round, 32nd overall, at the 2003 Entry Draft. The Oilers acquired Stone, goaltender Dany Sabourin, and a fourth round draft choice in 2011 from the Pens in exchange for goaltender Mathieu Garon last Jan. 17. Stone is a Calgary, Alberta native.
Gilbert Brule (Vancouver Giants) starred in the WHL for parts of four seasons and was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round, sixth overall, at the 2005 Entry Draft. He has played 157 NHL games. Brule, a native of Edmonton, was acquired in exchange for Raffi Torres a few weeks prior to the 2008-2009 season.