Adam Pardy. — CP file pic
Adam Pardy's NHL career has taken him back to the province where it all started, albeit a different city.
The 31-year-old from Bonavista is now a member of the Edmonton Oilers, who have claimed the veteran defenceman from the Winnipeg Jets. Pardy was placed on waivers by the Jets Sunday and if no other NHL team had been willing to take on his services and contract, he would have been eligible to be assigned to the AHL's Manitoba Moose.
He has appeared in 14 games with the Jets this season, but only four since late November. In all, he had one assist, a minus-three rating and eight penalty minutes with Winnipeg in 2015-16.
Pardy has played a total of 329 NHL games (4 G, 45 A, 257 PIMS), beginning with the Calgary Flames in 2008, then with the Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres before signing as a free agent with the Jets in 2013.
Pardy has a $1 million, one-way contract that ends this year, meaning he is set to become an unrestricted free agent for the fifth time in his NHL career.