WEEKEND UPDATE

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Anton Lander and the Oklahoma City Barons had a busy week in the AHL. Good performances from Laurent Brossoit, Brandon Davidson and Curtis Hamilton were among the noteworthy items. 

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AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS

  1. Jason Williams 10GP, 5-6-11 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week) 
  2. Ryan Hamilton 10GP, 6-3-9 (3GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  3. Iiro Pakarinen 7GP, 5-3-8 (NHL this week)
  4. Andrew Miller 10GP, 2-6-8 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  5. Anton Lander 11GP, 2-6-8 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  6. Oscar Klefbom 6GP, 1-6-7 (NHL this week)
  7. Tyler Pitlick 6GP, 1-5-6 (concussion this week)
  8. Steve Pinizzotto 7GP, 0-5-5 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  9. Matt Ford 9GP, 1-4-5 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  10. Jordan Oesterle 11GP, 3-2-5 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  11. Curtis Hamilton 9GP, 2-2-4 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  12. Kale Kessy 9GP, 2-2-4 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  13. Martin Gernat 10GP, 0-3-3 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  14. Bogdan Yakimov 8GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  15. Will Acton 3GP, 1-1-2 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  16. Jujhar Khaira 9GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  17. Brandon Davidson 3GP, 0-2-2 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  18. David Musil 8GP, 0-2-2 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  19. Luke Gazdic 5GP, 2-0-2 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  20. CJ Ludwig 5GP, 1-0-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. Travis Ewanyk 10GP, 0-1-1 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  22. Dillon Simpson 11GP, 1-0-1 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. Keith Aulie 8GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  24. Martin Marincin 1GP, 1-0-1 (NHL this week)
  25. Richard Bachman 5GP, 2.46 .913 (2GP, 2.25 .917 this week)
  26. Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)
  27. Laurent Brossoit 3GP, 3.39 .891 (1GP, 2.03 .938 this week)

A few notes:

  • AHL vets Jason Williams and Ryan Hamilton are beginning to breakaway from the prospects offensively.
  • Curtis Hamilton had a nice week, but he needs to follow it up with another one.
  • Will Acton can clearly play at this level and make a difference.
  • Brandon Davidson had a terrific week, very happy he’s back playing.
  • Luke Gazdic scored twice in five AHL games before recall.
  • Laurent Brossoit had an exceptional game this week, encouraging game.

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CHL

  1. Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 18GP, 6-18-24 (1GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  2. Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 17GP, 5-13-18 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  3. Greg Chase, Calgary (WHL) 15GP, 2-13-15 (Suspended this week)
  4. Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 17GP, 8-7-15 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  5. Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 8GP, 2-8-10 (1GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  6. Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 12 GP, 1-4-5 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  7. Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 12GP, 4.63 .848 (1GP, 8.00 .733 this week)

Kyle Platzer is having a strong season, and remember his is a two-way reputation. Darnell Nurse continues to impact the game offensively in SSM and he played well in the Canada-Russia Subway series this week. Greg Chase remains out of the WHL, hopefully a deal breaks soon. 

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NCAA

  1. Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 9GP, 3-5-8 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  2. Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 7GP, 4-1-5 (1GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  3. Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 8GP, 1-3-4 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 7GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  5. John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 4GP, 0-1-1 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 5GP, 3.68 .889 (did not play this week)

BCJHL

  1. Liam Coughlin, Vernon 19GP, 7-9-16 (3GP, 1-4-5 this week)

USHL

  1. William Lagesson, Dubuque 12GP, 1-7-8 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)

Liam Coughlin caught fire this week (he should be dominating the league so is just catching up) and Joey Laleggia added to his nice start in the goals column.

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EUROPE

  1. Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 26GP, 13-6-19 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 28GP, 4-5-9 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  3. Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 15GP, 4-1-5 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  4. Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 8GP, 1-1-2 (did not play this week)

The good news here is that Slepyshev is back posting crooked numbers. His NHLE is 78GP, 10-11-21 playing 10:45 per night. I hope we see him in OKC next season. 

All Barons photos by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved. Tonight’s games are not part of these numbers.

    • Sorensenator

      What is it with the Oilers and drafting goalies??? Bouchard and Nagelvoort have horrible numbers.

      And also Aidan Muir continues to be a wasted pick.

      Last summer there was a young latvian i wanted the Oilers to pick and it was not Kulda. It was Rihards Bukarts. It seems it would have been a fine pick.

      In the good news department, I really like this Platzer kid.

      • Sorensenator

        Nagelvoort played very well last year to be seen as a fairly good goalie prospect. It’s possible he’s having a goalie slump at the moment, which is fairly common. Bouchard is a tall, strong goalie, with lots of potential, but his mental game is lacking (very reminiscent of Dubnyk). But let’s all ride the ‘Fire Chabot, all of our goalies suck and it’s entirely his fault!’ train.

    • ubermiguel

      Is there no more info about Greg Chase? The Hitmen can’t just let a high-end player like him sit for “on ice” issues. It’d be great if the Oil Kings could swing a deal for him.

    • Dipstick

      I’ve been a big booster of Pitlick since his draft. I am now thinking that he may have a future outside of hockey. Too many injuries, he has fallen too far off the pace to catch up.

    • The unwashed

      i may not be part of the hockey management and coaching team whose credentials include missing the playoffs for nine years in a row, assembling yet another bottom feeder, recommending niki nikitin, and the swarm, but i think oscar klefbom might be better served by playing hockey games in the ahl as opposed to sitting in the pressbox. i could go on and on but its pointless. oilers management has no idea what they are doing to the point of being comical.

    • The unwashed

      I was in PA last night for a raiders game they think Dr Drai is coming back and that they are going to swing a deal for Chase. The guy that told me this is on the Raiders board

    • Dipstick

      here’s another good one. the website hockeys future updated their organization rankings for prospect depth. despite drafting at the top of every round for what seems like forever, the oilers sit as the 25th ranked organization. magnificent indeed. just for fun as an added bonus, calgary is second. good times.

    • The unwashed

      I absolutely love these updates………..don’t change a thing Allan.

      Now I have been reading these updates but Jujhar numbers never seem to change, is he really in that much of a funk?

    • gus1000

      Jason Williams is a veteran, probably has some leadership experience, and yeah he won a cup with Detroit. We don’t need anything like those qualities in a center.

      Oh, did anyone notice Riley Nash is a nearly point per game player, center, in Carolina? Definitely wasn’t a first round worthy pick, but they figured he would have been around in the 4th or 5th, which would change the title from bust to overachiever. It’s all perspective I guess.

    • bazmagoo

      I would like to invite Oilersnation to do a little research and answer me this question – can you name one pick outside of the first round that has made an impact on our team since Kevin Lowe took the reigns of this club in 2000? Not one single draft pick outside of the first round can be considered an “impact” player.

      The closest we’ve come in 14 years:

      Jarret Stoll (2002 – 2nd round pick)

      Matt Greene (2002 – 2nd round pick)

      Jeff Petry (2006 – 2nd round pick)

      Martin Marincin (2010 – 2nd round pick)

      14 years and we’ve had 4 picks outside of the first round that are serviceable NHL players. That, my friends, is why Lowe and his cronies must go. Tanking for 5+ years straight shouldn’t be acceptable.