He’s an NHL hockey player that has dedicated his life to the sport. But for Eric Gryba, his first memories are hunting and fishing with his dad and it’s still a huge part of his life.
“Before dogs, I was the early retriever for ducks in the ponds, so I was going in to get them as a kid. It’s been a long heritage within our family and grandfathers and all that, so it is kind of ingrained in me,” the Oilers defenceman said after practice Monday.
On his last couple of days off Gryba has been out looking for antler sheds. He spent about three hours out in the bush on Sunday, but came up empty handed. But on his previous trip, he picked up three sets of antlers.