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 Oilers Sign Kevin Gravel (nickname "Truck") [message #716518]
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http://edmontonsun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/edmonton-oilers/wha t-you-need-to-know-about-the-oilers-latest-additions-kyle-br odziak-and-kevin-gravel

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The Oilers also signed depth defenceman Kevin Gravel to a two-way deal. The contract for the former Los Angeles King is worth $700,000 if he stays up in the NHL and $450,000 guaranteed no matter where he plays.
Gravel won’t provide any offence, unlike last summer’s signing of Yohann Auvitu from New Jersey, but he’s big and just turned 26.

He’s played 70 NHL games and will challenge for a seventh defence spot along with farmhand Keegan Lowe. The Oilers’ top overall draft pick Kevin Bouchard and Ethan Bear are also in the picture, although those youngsters would be better served in a top-six role.
Gravel looked like he might be an NHL regular with the Kings going into the 2017-18 season but he had intestinal issues and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last summer.

He had to start season in the AHL because of that, and couldn’t regain a spot in the Kings lineup. He was beaten out by Christian Folin and Oscar Fantenberg.

In Game 2 of their first-round series with Vegas, he played because Drew Doughty was suspended and Jake Muzzin was hurt. Thrown into the fire, he struggled and was on for both goals against.

Gravel was originally drafted by the Kings in the fifth round in 2010 after playing in the USHL, but the Minnesota-born defender had to play a year on an AHL contract in Manchester — where he won a Calder Cup — before he was signed to an NHL deal.

He’s six-foot-four and 210 pounds but plays at a good pace. Like most big guys, coaches would like him to play a little snarlier but they’ve said the same about Muzzin for years, too.


Chrohns is a killer, he'll have to fight through it.

One blogger said he's a Gryba type, so why didn't we just keep Gryba? http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/Oilers-Free-A gency-Watch---Brodziak-Reider-Signs/261/93728

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