This is Troy Hesketh. The Oilers selected him in the 3rd round (71st overall) in the 2009 draft. He may be the first of Stu (Magnificent Bastard) MacGregor’s picks in the top 100 to be considered a draft bust. There’s trending downward, and then there’s stepping into an elevator shaft.
The story is covered here and I first read about it here. Hesketh is a young man and you never want to bury a prospect at this early stage. I’m especially surprised at some of the strong verbal being used by the Daily Cardinal and expect there’s another side to the story.
Having said that, there’s an alarm bell going off and Troy Hesketh’s path to the show is not going well. We wait.