Ryan Smyth traded to Edmonton Oilers for Colin Fraser and draft pick

EDMONTON - Ryan Smyth is heading back to the Edmonton Oilers.

The 35-year-old was traded to Edmonton on Sunday by the Los Angeles Kings for forward Colin Fraser and a seventh-round draft choice in the 2012 NHL entry draft.

Smyth had 23 goals and 24 assists in 82 games last season with Los Angeles. He started his NHL career with the Oilers in 1994-'95 and spent over a decade with the team before being dealt to the New York Islanders in a surprise deadline deal in February 2007.

A return to Edmonton had been rumoured for days, but the deal hit several snags before the two sides could come to an agreement.

Fraser has three goals, two assists and 60 penalty minutes in 67 games with the Oilers last season.