Oilers Acquire Fistric from Stars.

The Edmonton Oilers today announced they’d acquired defenseman Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a third round pick in 2013.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: An affordable depth addition (both in terms of return and salary – $1.475 million this season) by the Oilers. Fistric (6-2, 233 lbs) was second on the Stars last season in hits (233) and third in blocked shots (105). His style of play does extract a toll upon himself, for while he’s been an NHL regular the past three seasons, injuries have limited him to around 60 games per season over that time. Still, he should provide a nice measure of grit to the Oilers defense.

2 Comments

  1. To me the trade, which really didn’t cost the Oilers very much, seems like a good move not only salary wise but also to make sure that other players do not take too many liberties with the young guns that the Oilers are placing their future on.
    While not much of an offensive threat he does take care of his defensive responsibilities. With his style of play he was a fan favourite during his junior career in Vancouver and might well cultivate the same kind of relationship with the Edmonton fans as well.

  2. Fistric is a great pick up, instant grit and defensive prowess from a depth role and in a shortened season there is less time for it to take its toll. Whitney, Fistric, J.Schultz, Teubert, Smid, Peckham, N.Schultz, Petry, Potter gives some decent options for the Oilers. If Dubnyk can throw up a good season and Whitney can stay healthy then keeping the puck outta the net might not be as hard.

    If they can picking up a bigger depth role player and a PK specialist would go a long way to ensuring that though.