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The  Edmonton Oilers have signed Ben Scrivens to a two year contract worth just $2. 3M per season.

Scrivens, who allowed three goals on 21 shots in most recent start on Friday against Minnesota,  has a 10-9-4 record with a fantastic 2.02 goals-against average and .934 save percentage. The former Toronto Maple Leafs prospect was acquired by the Oilers back in January from the LA Kings in return for a 2014 third round pick, just minutes after Edmonton sent Devan Dubnyk to Nashville. (Dubnyk, who was highly criticized or his inconsistent play, was placed on waivers today with the return of Pekka Rinne looming shortly).

On January 29, 2014, Scrivens set the NHL record for most saves by a goaltender in a regular season shutout, stopping 59 shots against the San Jose Sharks during 60 minutes game time before leading the Oilers to the 3-0 victory.

In other Edmonton news, Philip Larsen has been placed on waivers. Prior to the NHL free agency period last season, Larsen was traded, along with a draft pick, by the Dallas Stars to the Oilers in exchange for Shawn Horcoff. He currently has six points in 17 games with the Oilers, as well as an additional seven points in seven games with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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