Edmonton Oilers centre Rob Schremp undergoes successful knee surgery

The five-foot-11, 200-pounder suffered a ligament tear on April 13 in an American Hockey League regular season game while with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

The surgery was performed by Dr. David Reid, the Oilers’ medical chief of staff, at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton. The Oilers say it was a success.

Following the surgery, Schremp will undergo six to eight weeks of rehabilitation prior to returning to training for the next NHL season.

The former first-round pick had 17 goals and 36 assists in 69 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last year.

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Prior to that, he amassed 154 goals and 230 assists in 247 Ontario Hockey League games with Mississauga and London.

Also Friday, the Oilers signed defenceman Theo Peckham to a three-year entry level deal.

The six-foot-two, 223-pound native of Richmond Hill, Ont., was a third-round pick in the 2006 draft.

Most recently, the 19-year-old defenceman established career-highs in both goals (10) and assists (25) while registering 173 penalty minutes for the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack.