Eric Gryba

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Eric Gryba
Eric Gryba - Ottawa Senators.jpg
Gryba in 2013.
Born (1988-04-14) April 14, 1988 (age 29)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 228 lb (103 kg; 16 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2006
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2010–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

Gryba in warmups before the 2014 Heritage Classic.

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 March 31, 2010, the Ottawa Senators signed Gryba to a two-year, entry-level contract.[1] On February 16, 2013, he made his NHL debut, playing for Ottawa in Toronto against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gryba earned his first career NHL point, an assist, against the New York Islanders on February 19, 2013, and scored his first career NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 23, 2013.

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,[2][3] 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.[4]

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).[5]

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.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 39 1 10 11 89 10 4 8 12 20
2004–05 Saskatoon Contacts SMHL 32 11 29 40 83 11 5 7 12 22
2004–05 Melfort Mustangs SJHL 2 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 56 3 12 15 205 3 1 1 2 27
2006–07 Boston University HE 38 1 3 4 76
2007–08 Boston University HE 32 1 1 2 54
2008–09 Boston University HE 45 0 6 6 106
2009–10 Boston University HE 38 4 6 10 118
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 6 1 0 1 2
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 66 3 4 7 133 10 0 1 1 26
2011–12 Binghamton Senators AHL 73 5 15 20 95
2012–13 Binghamton Senators AHL 38 5 6 11 75
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 2 4 6 26 4 0 0 0 17
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 57 2 9 11 64
2014–15 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 0 12 12 97 6 0 0 0 14
2015–16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 53 1 5 6 75
2016–17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 40 2 4 6 65 3 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 258 7 34 41 327 13 0 0 0 35

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Telus Cup Top Defenceman 2005 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators sign Eric Gryba to entry-level contract". Ottawa Senators. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  2. ^ FRASER: TAKING A LOOK AT THE GRYBA ON ELLER HIT http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=422303
  3. ^ "Senators' Eric Gryba's hit on Canadiens' Lars Eller was clean". Canoe.ca. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  4. ^ "Eric Gryba inks two-year deal with Ottawa Senators". "Ottawa Sun". 2014-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Senators trade defenseman Eric Gryba to Edmonton". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Oilers Sign Gryba". NHL.com. October 12, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2005 Telus Cup Award Winners Announced". Hockey Canada. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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