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Oilers sign two free agents

Oilers sign Finnish forwards Antti Tyrvainen and Lennart Petrell

Wednesday, 15.06.2011 / 1:33 PM / Transactions
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Oilers sign two free agents
Lennart Petrell has played 350 career games with HIFK Helsinki.
General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with free agent forwards Lennart Petrell and Antti Tyrvainen on entry-level contracts, one-year and two-years respectively.

Petrell, 27, just completed his seventh season with HIFK Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League, scoring 35 points (13G, 22A) in 56 games.

Originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2004, Petrell has played in 350 career games with HIFK Helsinki, collecting 161 points (76G, 85A) and 415 penalty minutes.

The 6’3”, 220-pound Helsinki, Finland native participated in the 2008 Karjala Cup and also played in five games with Team Finland at the 2004 World Junior Hockey Championship, helping the team to a Bronze medal.

Tyrvainen, 22, just completed his third year with the Lahti Pelicans of the Finnish Elite League, recording 23 points (14G, 9A) in 52 games.

The 5’11”, 200-pound Seinajoki, Finland native has played in 89 career games with the Pelicans, collecting 22 goals and 12 assists for 34 points as well as 271 penalty minutes.

Tyrvainen also has some international experience representing Finland in the 2007 Under-18 World Hockey Championship, notching one assist and four penalty minutes in six games played.

Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, Cenovus Energy and Ford.

Lennart Petrell
Centre / Shoots Left
6'3" 209 lbs
Born: April 13, 1984

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2003-04 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 35 3 2 5 35 3 4 0 1 1 2
2005-06 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 51 12 8 20 88 2 10 1 2 3 20
2006-07 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 53 19 11 30 74 6 5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 48 10 17 27 34 0
2008-09 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 43 7 13 20 85 1 2 0 0 0 2
2009-10 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 56 12 12 24 61 -4 6 1 0 1 2
2010-11 HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga 56 13 22 35 34 0


Antti Tyrvainen
Forward / Shoots Left
5'10" 198 lbs
Born: April 3, 1989

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2008-09 Pelicans SM-liiga 5 0 0 0 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Pelicans SM-liiga 32 8 3 11 85 6 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Pelicans SM-liiga 52 14 9 23 186 -9
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