MacIntyre bounced between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during the past two seasons, appearing in thirteen games with the big club during that span. During his five-season NHL career, the thirty-three year old enforcer has averaged 3:26 of ice time with his only two goals coming during the 2008-2009 season with the Oilers. He also had a career-high ninety-three penalty minutes with Edmonton during the 2010-2011 season. Between stints with the Oilers, MacIntyre spent eighteen games with the Florida Panthers during the 2009-2010 season. This will be his fourth go-around with the Oilers.
After seeing Taylor Hall take a hit to the head from the Canucks’ Dale Weise and Sam Gagner suffer a broken jaw at the hands of a high-stick from Zach Kassian in the same game, the Oilers believe that MacIntyre can fill the role of enforcer that he never seemed to assume in Pittsburgh.