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.