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Oilers sign goalie Ben Scrivens to two-year deal

Goalie Ben Scrivens has been signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract. (CODIE...

Goalie Ben Scrivens has been signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract. (CODIE MCLACHLAN/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:46 PM ET

EDMONTON - Ben Scrivens has been searching a long time for a team to call his own.

Who knew Scrivens' own back yard would wind up being the best place to look?

After stops in Toronto and Los Angeles yielded no serious opportunity to put down roots and establish himself as a starting goalie, the 27-year-old from Spruce Grove is finally getting a chance to settle down for a while and make his case - right here in Edmonton.

“It’s great to be here in Edmonton, playing at home and having a real chance to compete for a starting job,” said Scrivens, after signing a two-year contract with the Oilers worth $2.3 million per season.


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