Gryba in 2013.
April 14, 1988 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)|
|NHL Draft||68th overall, 2006
Eric David Gryba is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently on a two-way contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Gryba was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the third round, 68th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Gryba was born on April 14, 1988 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and currently represents a number of Canadian-born players on the Edmonton roster.
Prior to turning professional, Gryba attended Boston University, where he played four seasons of NCAA Division I ice hockey in the Hockey East conference with the Terriers ice hockey team, winning a NCAA title with the team. He once held the school record for most penalty minutes served.
On May 2, 2013, in his first Stanley Cup playoff game against the Montreal Canadiens, Gryba delivered a questionable, open-ice hit to Canadiens' forward Lars Eller as Eller received a pass from Raphael Diaz. The hit caused Eller's face to strike the ice, leaving him bleeding and motionless on the ice and later carried off via stretcher. Though there was some question as to whether or not the hit was illegal, Gryba was subsequently suspended for two games when the NHL deemed that Eller's head had been the principal point of contact.
On June 26, 2014, Gryba signed a two-year contract extension with the Senators, valued at $2.5 million.
On June 27, 2015, on the second day of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Gryba was traded by the Senators to the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for Travis Ewanyk and the 107th pick in the fourth round (Christian Wolanin).
After appearing in 53 games for the club, the Oilers chose not to re-sign Gryba, making him an unrestricted free agent. However, Gryba signed a one-year, two-way contract on October 12, 2016, after attending the team's camp on a professional tryout.
|2005–06||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||56||3||12||15||205||3||1||1||2||27|
Awards and honours
|Telus Cup Top Defenceman||2005|||
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