WEEKEND UPDATE

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Laurent Brossoit (in photo by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) has been playing very well for the Oklahoma City Barons in February. He headlines a strong week by Andrew Miller, Brad Hunt, Leon Draisaitl and Joey Laleggia across the Oilers prospect list.

AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS

  1. R Andrew Miller 46GP, 18-21-39 (3GP, 2-1-3 this week)
  2. C Jason Williams 47GP 16-22-38 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  3. D Brad Hunt 36GP, 13-21-34 (3GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  4. R Matt Ford 43GP, 13-20-33 (did not play this week)
  5. C Anton Lander 29GP, 9-22-31 (NHL this week)
  6. L Ryan Hamilton 32GP, 15-14-29 (NHL this week)
  7. R Iiro Pakarinen 39GP, 17-11-28 (NHL this week)
  8. L Curtis Hamilton 44GP, 10-14-24 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  9. D Jordan Oesterle 49GP, 6-15-21 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  10. C Bogdan Yakimov 45GP, 6-12-18 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  11. R Steve Pinizzotto 21GP, 1-10-11 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  12. D Dillon Simpson 45GP, 2-8-10 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  13. R Tyler Pitlick 14GP, 3-6-9 (NHL and injured this week)
  14. C Jujhar Khaira 45GP, 3-6-9 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  15. D Oscar Klefbom 9GP, 1-7-8 (NHL this week)
  16. L Josh Winquist 21GP, 4-4-8 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  17. L Kellen Jones 23GP, 4-4-8 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  18. D David Musil 43GP, 1-7-8 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  19. D Martin Marincin 27GP, 0-7-7 (NHL this week)
  20. D Brandon Davidson 36GP, 2-5-7 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. D Martin Gernat 40GP, 0-7-7 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  22. L Kale Kessy 17GP, 3-3-6 (season ending injury)
  23. C Connor Jones 20GP, 2-2-4 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  24. L Mitch Moroz 40GP, 1-3-4 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  25. C Travis Ewanyk 46GP, 2-2-4 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  26. D CJ Ludwig 13GP, 1-2-3 (did not play this week)
  27. L Luke Gazdic 5GP, 2-0-2 (NHL this week)
  28. D Keith Aulie 8GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  29. G Laurent Brossoit 28GP, 2.55 .919 (3GP, 2.37 .923 this week)
  30. G Richard Bachman 22GP, 2.30 .921 (NHL this week)
  31. G Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)

Notes:

  • Laurent Brossoit has been exceptional for two weeks in a row now. He has been .940 or better in three of his last five outings.
  • Andrew Miller has done everything he can to impress Oilers’ brass, having a nice season.
  • Curtis Hamilton had another strong game today. Scored a goal, forced the play and drew a key penalty in the third period.
  • Brad Hunt is a dominant player at the AHL level.

ECHL BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. C Connor Jones 27GP, 10-16-26
  2. LW Kellen Jones 27GP, 7-18-25
  3. LW Josh Winquist 18GP, 5-18-23
  4. D CJ Ludwig 22GP, 1-10-11
  5. D Graeme Craig 43GP, 4-5-9
  6. G Frans Tuohimaa 28GP, 3.02 .886
  7. G Ty Rimmer 25GP, 3.20 .889

CHL

  1. C Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 52GP, 23-43-66 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  2. C-W Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 45GP, 16-33-49 (3GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  3. R Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 51GP, 18-25-43 (4GP, 2-2-4 this week)
  4. C Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 46GP, 22-18-40 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  5. D Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 33GP, 9-22-31 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  6. C Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna (WHL) 17GP, 9-18-27 (4GP, 2-7-9 this week)
  7. D Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 51GP, 5-20-25 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  8. G Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 29GP, 4.32 .856 (1GP, 4.00 .879)

L Vladimir Tkachev is 33GP, 13-23-36 for the year (two points this week). 

Notes:

  • Leon Draisaitl was on fire this week. I think he’s settling in, here’s hoping for a long playoff run.
  • Darnell Nurse didn’t play in the Saturday night game (lower body) but had a nice week.
  • Jackson Houck is closing nicely in Vancouver. 

    NCAA

    1. LD Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 27GP, 10-17-27 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
    2. L Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 29GP, 9-13-22 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
    3. C Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 28GP, 6-12-18 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    4. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 27GP, 5-8-13 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    5. R John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 25GP, 1-7-8 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    6. G Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 20GP, 2.65 .908 (1GP, 9.60 .783 this week)

    BCJHL

    1. L Liam Coughlin, Vernon 53GP, 20-40-60 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)

    USHL

    1. LD William Lagesson, Dubuque 33GP, 1-12-13 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)

    Notes:

    • Joey Laleggia is have a strong run at the end of his college career. I hope the Oilers sign him.
    • Tyler Vesel is having a very nice rookie college campaign.
    • William Lagesson isn’t scoring any points, must be off the power play now.

    EUROPE

    1. L Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 50GP, 18-13-31 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    2. L Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 55GP, 13-10-23 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    3. R Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 39GP, 5-6-11 (did not play this week)
    4. L Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 35GP, 2-5-7 (did not play this week)

    Notes:

    • Anton Slepyshev had a quiet week but led the Euro’s. 

    Greg Chase plays tonight, I’ll update his stats after the game.

      • dougtheslug

        Since December 15, when Julian was promoted, the Barons have gone 16-7-2, and currently sit first in the AHL Western conference and are tied for first overall in the entire AHL. This despite the call-ups of their best 2 d-men (Klefbom, Marincin), their best scorers (Lander, Hamilton and Pakirinen) and their starting goalie (Bachman).

        As bad as the mess is up here, Gerry Fleming is doing a helluva job on the farm.

      • bazmagoo

        He’s almost ppg and he isn’t know for being an offensive defenseman. I find everyone is trying to find reasons why our top prospects aren’t good, last week it was Draisaitl.

        • bazmagoo

          It’s a legitimate question. He was a ppg defenceman for most of last season, too. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to ask how high his offensive ceiling is when he doesn’t increase on that total with more experience, opportunities, and ice time.

          Clearly his defensive game and decision making have made major strides.

      • CaptainLander

        Nurse has likely been giving up power play time to Anthony DeAngelo the top scoring Defenseman in the OHL last year. The Greyhounds have loaded up this year’s roster with trades to take a run at the Memorial Cup.

    • dougtheslug

      Hey Lowetide I love your articles, but sometimes I don’t have time to read the whole thing. Would love if you made a “top prospects” section that highlighted how our main men like drai, nurse, chase… are doing and maybe a “hot” section which shows which guys lit it up the last week.
      Keep it up! thanks!

    • james_dean

      Somethin that I’ve often thought about..
      All AHL players that have a 2-way contract get AHL money while playing in the A and only get NHL money (which is usually at least 5 times their AHL salary) during the time theyre called up..right?
      If so, does this mean that a guy like Miller would be gettin roughly 20 thousand per game if he was called up? Even if he just sat in the pressbox?
      I mean..its a great way to reward the guys in the A working their tale off all season if they can get NHL money for a game or two (which would probably total half a years worth of AHL salary)..
      Even if its just sittin in the pressbox oe getting 4th line icetime. Could be a great motivator for them as well..and give them a taste of the NHL.
      That..and it improves the Oilers odds of getting one of McDavid or Eichel.

      I suggest between now and the end of the season the Oilers give about 10 of their top AHL prospects a little taste of the NHL. Ship out veterans that wont be here in a year or two anyways, get a better look at some of our prospects..

      Awkward post I know..late night..long weekend.

    • Jordan88

      Everyone was all worried about Dr.Drai last week.

      2-7-9 in 4 games.

      Can we get more guys down the middle like him?

      *Looks at Yakimov*

      Soon…

      This season needs to end the Oilersnation faithful need an emotional oilchange, too many Debbie downers.

    • james_dean

      I hope we see Slepyshev next year rocking Bakersfield with Yakimov. Need to find another rouskie to flank the other side. Maybe the return of Vladdy Hockey.

      Lowetide: Is he getting more time then his usual 4th line shaft job, or just on fire? Wonder if he has a good end of the year if he could sneak his way onto the World Championship Mens Roster? Would that be a story.

    • james_dean

      Why do you insist on putting Luke Gadzic down as a memeber of the OKC Barons and “NHL this week” beside his name. He plays for the Oilers EVERY week!