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Oilers Sign Colton Sceviour To PTO

Forward from Red Deer scored ten points in 46 games with Pittsburgh in 2020-21

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Yeehaw, Colton Sceviour has been offered a professional tryout.

Sceviour finished with ten points in 46 games as a member of the Penguins last season. Prior to that, he spent the last four years in the Florida Panthers organization. A right shot forward who can play both centre and wing, he was originally taken by the Stars in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Should he make his way towards a contract, he’d be a bottom six option on a club that’s got plenty of them as of today.

Seeing Colton Sceviour’s name pop up today reminded of training camp in 2013. The Dallas Stars waived both Colton Sceviour and Luke Gazdic, and you know which one of those guys the Oilers snapped up. Sceviour is from Red Deer, he played his junior hockey in the Dub where he played in Portland and later on in Lethbridge.

The 32-year old Sceviour isn’t going to score a bunch of points (he’s got exactly 151 in 500 NHL games), but he was the straw that helped stir the drink on a fourth line in Pittsburgh last season. A line comprised of Sceviour, former Flame Mark Jankowski and Sam Lafferty didn’t do much on the scoresheet, but Sceviour was pretty clearly the best of the trio. His last full season saw him put up 16 points in 2019-20, his last with the Panthers.

It’s also sort of difficult to help put up points when you’re averaging only nine and a half minutes of ice time per game with the Penguins. If he ends up with a deal in Edmonton, those particular numbers are likely to go north a bit.

Sceviour will get a shot to show what he’s got as main camp opens in one week.