Peter Chiarelli has brought in a familiar face from his days in Boston to try out for the Edmonton Oilers.
The Oilers confirmed Sunday that veteran center Chris Kelly will attend Oilers training camp on a professional tryout.
Kelly is now 36 years old and knows Chiarelli from their time together with the Bruins. Boston brought in Kelly several weeks before its 2011 playoff run, which culminated in a Stanley Cup.
He had 13 points in 25 games that post-season, and then spent the next five seasons in Boston.
As he has continued to get older, Kelly’s production has dropped from the 20 goals and 39 points he recorded in 2011-12 to five goals and 12 points in 82 games last season with Ottawa. He’s also dealt with injuries, including a left femur fracture early in the 2015-16 season — his last in Boston.