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Oilers sign Kurtis Foster

6'5" 230 lb defenceman had a career-high 42 points this past season

Thursday, 01.07.2010 / 4:03 PM / Transactions
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Oilers sign Kurtis Foster
Kurtis Foster grew up cheering for the Oilers in Ontario.

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General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent Kurtis Foster to a two-year contract.

Foster, 28-years-old, joins the Oilers after enjoying a career-high 42 point season with the Tampa Bay Lightning last year. Foster had eight goals and 34 assists in 71 games for the Bolts.

The 6’5”, 223 lbs defenceman spent the previous four seasons with the Minnesota Wild. In 257 NHL games Foster has collected 119 points (29G, 90A).

The Carp, Ontario native played his junior with the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League where he played in 256 games scoring 36 goals and 60 assists for 96 points. He was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round, 40th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

KURTIS FOSTER
Defence
Born: November 24, 1981 in Carp, Ontario
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997-98 Peterborough Petes OHL 39 1 1 2 45 4 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Peterborough Petes OHL 54 2 13 15 59 5 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Peterborough Petes OHL 68 6 18 24 116 5 1 2 3 4
2000-01 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 17 24 41 78 7 1 1 2 10
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 39 6 9 15 59 14 1 1 2 21
2001-02 Peterborough Petes OHL 33 10 4 14 58 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Chicago Wolves AHL 75 15 27 42 159 9 1 3 4 14
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 67 11 19 30 95 10 0 3 3 12
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 78 17 25 42 71 9 2 3 5 28
2005-06 Houston Aeros AHL 19 4 11 15 32 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Minnesota Wild NHL 58 10 18 28 60 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 57 3 20 23 52 3 0 2 2 0
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 56 7 12 19 37 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 10 1 5 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Houston Aeros AHL 6 1 5 6 6 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 71 8 34 42 48 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 257 29 90 119 203 3 0 2 2 0
 

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