The Edmonton Oilers, parent club of the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, have agreed to terms with defenseman Ladislav Smid on a two-year contract, and with forwards Gilbert Brule and Ryan Stone on one-year, two-way deals.
Brule, 22, split last season between the Falcons and the Oilers. In 39 games with Springfield, Brule had 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points and 58 penalty minutes. He had two goals and one assist for three points and 12 penalty minutes in 11 games for Edmonton.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound center has played in 157 career NHL games with 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points and 64 penalty minutes.
Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (6th overall), Brule was acquired by the Oilers in exchange for Raffi Torres on July 1, 2008.
Stone, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound native of Calgary, Alta., was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He was acquired, along with goaltender Dany Sabourin and a fourth-round draft choice in 2011 from the Penguins in exchange for goaltender Mathieu Garon on January 17, 2009.
Prior to being aquired by the Oilers, Stone played 38 games with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2008-09, recording nine goals and 19 assists for 28 points. In 39 games with the Falcons after the trade, he notched eight goals and 20 assists for 28 points.
In 258 career AHL games, Stone has registered 49 goals and 115 assists for 164 points. He also has 11 goals and 22 assists in 43 career postseason AHL games, reaching the Calder Cup Finals with Wilkes-Barre in 2008.
In eight career NHL games, the 24-year-old center has recorded one assist and seven penalty minutes.
Smid, 23, established career highs in assists and points with 11 in 2008-09. He also had 57 penalty minutes in 60 games played.
The 6-foot-3, 226-pound defenseman has played 202 career NHL games, all with Edmonton, recording three goals and 22 assists for 25 points and 152 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted ninth overall by Anaheim in 2004.