Ty Rattie is headed to Russia and will reunite with a familiar face in the process.
The forward signed a one-year, one-way contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, the club announced Wednesday.
Rattie will play for head coach Craig MacTavish, who was an Oilers executive during the 26-year-old's time in Edmonton.
MacTavish left the Oilers in May to coach Lokomotiv on a two-year contract.
Rattie spent the last two seasons with Edmonton and briefly spent time on Connor McDavid's wing. Rattie became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after the club opted not to tender him a qualifying offer on June 25.
He managed only 11 points across 50 games in 2018-19. He posted nine points in 14 NHL contests during the previous campaign and spent much of that season in the AHL, where he racked up 21 goals and 43 points in 53 games.