We’ve talked about him in the past (he had a horrible injury which made him a bit of a question mark) and has a monster shot. Souray is gone.
6.05, 220. Big man, played in ideal circumstances last season but did deliver (easiest qualcomp, solid support in terms of teammates) the best relCorsi on the team (among the blue).
The Oilers now have a top 6D with legit NHL experience. Whitney-Gilbert, Smid-Vandermeer, Peckham-Foster. PLUS Souray to trade.
Very good summer so far, like both defensemen they’ve hired in the last two days.
From the Hockey News:
ASSETS: Has a tremendous shot from the point and an imposing frame. Is a major threat on the power play, as well as a versatile blue-liner.
FLAWS: Needs to make better use his 6-5, 220-pound frame. Makes too many mistakes in his own zone. Injuries have hurt his development. Lacks coordination.
CAREER POTENTIAL: Power play specialist.