Oilers sign D Ference away from Bruins

Updated: July 5, 2013, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers added experience to their defense on the first day of free agency, signing Andrew Ference on Friday.

Ference signed a four-year, $13 million deal, a hefty raise from his last contract with the Boston Bruins.

The 34-year-old Edmonton native was a key part of the Bruins' run to the Stanley Cup final, though there was no room for him to return to Boston because of salary-cap issues and young defensemen in their system.

Ference joins a defense ...

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