Oilers sign RW Sykora to one-year deal

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers on Friday
added a proven scorer, signing veteran right wing Petr Sykora
to a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

A two-time 30-goal scorer, Sykora joins an Oilers team that
added rising star Joffrey Lupul in an offseason trade that sent
stud defenseman Chris Pronger to Anaheim.

Edmonton already possesses a talented offensive arsenal that
includes Ryan Smyth, Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky, Fernando Pisani, Raffi Torres and Jarret Stoll, and has a potential
force in 20-year-old Rob Schremp waiting in the wings.

Drafted 18th overall by New Jersey in 1995, Sykora split last
season with Anaheim and the New York Rangers, combining for 23
goals and 28 assists in 74 games. He notched 31 points in 40
games with New York after being acquired on Jan. 8.

The Czech scored 18 goals as a rookie with New Jersey in 1995-96
and has surpassed the 20-tally plateau each of the last seven
seasons. He was a member of the Devils' Stanley Cup
championship team in 2000 and helped get the Ducks within one
win of the trophy three years later.

Sykora enjoyed his most productive season in 2000-01,
registering career highs of 35 goals, 46 assists and 81 points
in 73 games with New Jersey. He also tallied 34 times for
Anaheim in 2002-03, his first campaign with the club after being
traded in July 2002.

In 682 career games with the Devils, Ducks and Rangers, Sykora
has collected 225 goals and 512 points. He also represented his
country at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City,
recording one goal in four contests.