EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League announced that they have agreed to a one-year contract with left wing Ryan Flinn, who began his professional career in the ECHL with the Reading Royals.
The Stockton Thunder are the ECHL affiliate of the Oilers of the NHL and the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
In his rookie season in 2001-02, the 6-5 and 248-pound Flinn had 130 penalty minutes and four points (1g-3a) in 20 regular season games with Reading before being called up to Manchester of the American Hockey League where he had one assist and 113 penalty minutes in 37 regular season games. He also played in 10 games with Los Angeles in the NHL, registering 51 penalty minutes.
He played in the AHL with San Antonio in 2006-07 and had six points (2g-4a) while establishing career highs with 61 games and 166 penalty minutes.
Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) by New Jersey in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Flinn has one goal and 84 penalty minutes in 31 NHL games with Los Angeles from 2001-06.