Colten Gillies (left) and Colten Teubert are both unrestricted free agents

Pair of South Surrey NHLers on the move

Colton Gillies and Colten Teubert are both looking for new teams, as the National Hockey League's free-agency period opens today.

A pair of Peninsula National Hockey Leaguers are on the move this month, after not receiving contract offers from their former teams.

Last week, in advance of the NHL’s free-agent period which began Friday, forward Colton Gillies, 24, was cut loose by the Columbus Blue Jackets, while defenceman Colten Tuebert was not re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers.

Gillies – a former first-round pick of the Minnesota Wild – played 27 games for the Blue Jackets last season, tallying two points. He joined Columbus midway through the 2011/12 season after being waived by the Wild.

“Thank you everyone for your support, it’s all good. Best shape of my life right now and excited to see what happens,” Gillies, a six-foot-four left-winger, wrote from his Twitter account July 2.

The 23-year-old Teubert, like Gillies, is a former first-round draft pick – he was chosen 13th overall by the L.A. Kings in 2007 and later traded to Edmonton for Dustin Penner.

He spent the 2012/13 season with the Oiler’s American Hockey League affiliate, playing 62 games with the Oklahoma City Barons. He also played 11 games in the AHL playoffs.

Teubert has 24 games of NHL experience, all coming during the 2011/12 season.

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