Bulletin: Senators sign Eric Gryba to entry-level contract
Gryba, who turns 22 on April 4, was the Senators’ third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Saskatoon, Gryba wrapped up his four-year college career at Hockey East’s Boston University, losing 5-2 to the University of Maine on March 19 in the semi-final. In four seasons, the defenceman collected six goals, 15 assists and 354 penalty minutes over 153 games.
Before attending Boston, Gryba played one season (2005-06) with the United States Hockey League Green Bay Gamblers. He ranked 66th among North American skaters in the NHL’s central scouting services, recording a team high among defencemen with 15 points. Gryba was also selected to play in the 2006 USHL all-star game.
In two seasons with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, the 6-4, 214-pound defenceman won the Canadian Midget National Championship in 2005 and was recognized with national defenceman-of-the-year honours. Gryba has also participated in the Senators summer development camp in each of the last four seasons.
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