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Kris Versteeg | Winger | #13

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 178
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (134) / BOS
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Kris Versteeg is thrilled with his opportunity to play in Edmonton.
Versteeg is on a PTO and has been a solid NHL veteran for the past nine seasons. He played for Carolina and Los Angeles last season and had 38 points so his offense is good enough to see third line time. "He’s not a one-tool player when it comes to position and that’s a valuable thing," said head coach Todd McLellan. "If you have the ability to move and you’re comfortable doing it and willing to do it, it certainly enhances your chances. Versteeg is a veteran player, he’s won Stanley Cups he’s been on some really good teams and some developing teams and he tends to have an impact wherever he goes. You have to find a way to leave a mark on the game every night. Veteran players, the smart ones that last a long time, they can do that. We think he’s one of those players. We think he can challenge for a spot." Chances are that Versteeg will make the Oilers who need a veteran presence in the locker room as well as on the ice. Look for 35-40 points. Sep 26 - 7:26 AM

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Kris Versteeg's professional tryout with the Edmonton Oilers is official now.

After nearly playing in Europe, Versteeg will compete at training camp for a spot on the Oilers. He picked up 11 goals and 33 points in 63 games with Carolina last season prior to finishing the year with the Los Angeles Kings, where he had five points in 14 outings.
Sep 9 - 4:03 PM

Kris Versteeg is reportedly closing in on a professional tryout with Edmonton.

Versteeg has several NHL teams interested in his services after his deal in the Swiss League fell through because of insurance complications.
Sep 9 - 11:53 AM

Kris Versteeg shouldn't face a problem finding a team to skate with at training camp.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, several squads are interested in offering Versteeg a professional tryout. He is expected to be back in North America on Thursday after his deal to play in Europe this year fell through due to insurance complications.
Sep 7 - 12:24 PM

Kris Versteeg will reportedly become a free agent again because of insurance complications.

He is expected to return to North America this week, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Versteeg signed with SC Bern of the Swiss National League A back in July, but he won't be playing there after all.
Sep 5 - 4:55 PM

Kris Versteeg's move to Europe for next season appears to be final.

SC Bern of the National League A has announced that he will join the team on a one-year contract. It's surprising that Versteeg won't be playing in North America in 2016-17. In 550 career NHL contests, the 30-year-old forward has generated 131 goals and 313 points.
Jul 25 - 9:32 AM

Kris Versteeg will reportedly sign with Switzerland’s Bern in the near future.

It will be interesting if that does happen given that Versteeg is a pretty established player in the NHL. He might not have been in line for a particularly lucrative deal, but it would be surprising if it turned out that he didn't have any NHL offers on the table. He scored 15 goals and 38 points in 77 games with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings in 2015-16.
Jul 23 - 4:26 AM

Kris Versteeg scored a huge goal on Friday night, but it wasn't enough to stave off elimination.

Versteeg picked up the garbage to tie the game at three in the second period. Unfortunately the Kings would go on to fall 6-3 to the Sharks, eliminating them from the playoffs. Versteeg finishes his postseason with two points in five games.
Apr 23 - 2:02 AM

Kris Versteeg had an assist in the Kings' 3-2 loss to San Jose in Game 4 Wednesday night.

It was Versteeg's first point of the first round series. He had 15 goals and 38 points in 77 regular season contests with Carolina and Los Angeles.
Apr 21 - 10:59 AM

Kris Versteeg picked up his fourth goal since joining the Kings during Thursday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

Versteeg now has five points in 13 games with LA, raising his season totals to 15 goals and 38 points on the season through 76 games.
Apr 8 - 2:13 AM

Kris Versteeg is playing in Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars.

The 29-year-old missed each of Los Angeles' last six games with an upper-body injury. He has two goals, three points and a plus-4 rating since being acquired from the Hurricanes.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 2 - 5:14 PM

Kris Versteeg is progressing from his foot injury, but he won't travel to San Jose for Monday's match.

It'll mark five straight games out with the ailment for Versteeg, who has three points and seven PIMs in nine games with the Kings thus far. LA will play on again on Thursday when they host Calgary.
Mar 27 - 4:07 PM

Kris Versteeg (foot) did not participate in practice Friday.

Versteeg is still having trouble putting his skate on over his injured foot. He has missed three games this week with the injury and it appears a fourth is in the offing Saturday. Versteeg has played in nine games since his trade from Carolina at the deadline. He has three goals and an assist in that time span so his fantasy value is so-so at best.
Source: LAKings.com
Mar 26 - 8:10 AM

Kris Versteeg (upper body) underwent treatment in Los Angeles Wednesday morning and will be evaluated afterwards.

It's unclear if he will available for Thursday's game against Winnipeg. Coach Darryl Sutter said earlier this week that Versteeg would play during the Kings' road trip, but that isn't looking so good.
Mar 23 - 6:05 PM

Kris Versteeg (upper body) didn't skate Monday morning.

Coach Darryl Sutter said the team will "get him back on this trip sometime," but he won't play on Monday night.
Mar 21 - 3:25 PM

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