WEEKEND UPDATE!

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Bogdan Yakimov (photos by Rob Ferguson, all rights reserved) scored a big goal in a short week for the Oklahoma City Barons. Other recent strong performances included Leon Draisaitl (who is on fire), Joey Laleggia and Anton Slepyshev. 

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Dillon Simpson

AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS

  1. R Andrew Miller 48GP, 19-23-43 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  2. C Jason Williams 49GP 16-23-39 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  3. D Brad Hunt 38GP, 13-23-36 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  4. R Matt Ford 45GP, 14-20-34 (2GP, 1-0-1 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 46GP, 11-14-25 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  9. D Jordan Oesterle 49GP, 6-15-21 (NHL this week)
  10. C Bogdan Yakimov 47GP, 7-12-19 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  11. R Steve Pinizzotto 21GP, 1-10-11 (did not play this week)
  12. D Dillon Simpson 47GP, 2-9-11 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  13. R Tyler Pitlick 14GP, 3-6-9 (NHL and injured this week)
  14. L Kellen Jones 25GP, 4-5-9 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  15. C Jujhar Khaira 47GP, 3-6-9 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  16. D Oscar Klefbom 9GP, 1-7-8 (NHL this week)
  17. L Josh Winquist 23GP, 4-4-8 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  18. D David Musil 45GP, 1-7-8 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  19. D Martin Marincin 27GP, 0-7-7 (NHL this week)
  20. D Brandon Davidson 38GP, 2-5-7 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. D Martin Gernat 42GP, 0-7-7 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  22. L Kale Kessy 17GP, 3-3-6 (season ending injury)
  23. L Mitch Moroz 42GP, 2-3-5 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  24. C Travis Ewanyk 48GP, 2-3-5 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  25. C Connor Jones 22GP, 2-2-4 (2GP, 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 30GP, 2.55 .918 (2GP, 2.50 .906 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:

  • Jordan Oesterle got his first recall to the NHL this week and performed well last night in his debut.
  • Andrew Miller enjoyed a three-point week and leads the team in points now.
  • Curtis Hamilton scored again this week, suspect he gets a callup in the next few weeks.
  • Bogdan Yakimov scored a huge goal for the Barons this week.

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Connor Jones

    ECHL BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

    1. C Connor Jones 27GP, 10-16-26 (did not play this week)
    2. LW Kellen Jones 27GP, 7-18-25 (did not play this week)
    3. LW Josh Winquist 18GP, 5-18-23 (did not play this week)
    4. D CJ Ludwig 22GP, 1-10-11 (did not play this week)
    5. D Graeme Craig 43GP, 4-5-9 (did not play this week)
    6. G Frans Tuohimaa 29GP, 3.10 .882 (1GP, 5.08 .800 this week)
    7. G Ty Rimmer 25GP, 3.20 .889 (did not play this week)

      CHL

      1. C Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 55GP, 27-43-70 (3GP, 4-0-4 this week)
      2. C-W Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 49GP, 17-34-51 (4GP, 1-1-2 this week)
      3. R Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 54GP, 19-26-45 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
      4. C Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 49GP, 23-19-42 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
      5. C Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna (WHL) 20GP, 11-23-34 (3GP, 2-5-7 this week)
      6. D Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 33GP, 9-22-31 (injured this week)
      7. D Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 53GP, 5-20-25 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      8. G Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 30GP, 4.15 .861 (1GP, 0.00 1.000)

      L Vladimir Tkachev is 36GP, 13-27-40 for the year (four points this week). 

      Notes:

      • Leon Draisaitl is storming the WHL the last two weeks. Wow. 
      • Keven Bouchard has endured an awful year but got the shutout this afternoon for Val d’Or.
      • Platzer, Houck, Roy and Betker need to be signed this spring. All have covered their bets. 

      NCAA

      1. LD Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 29GP, 11-20-31 (2GP, 1-3-4 this week)
      2. L Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 30GP, 9-13-22 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      3. C Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 30GP, 7-12-19 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
      4. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 29GP, 6-8-14 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
      5. R John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 27GP, 3-7-10 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
      6. G Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 20GP, 2.65 .908 (did not play this week)

      BCJHL

      1. L Liam Coughlin, Vernon 53GP, 20-40-60 (did not play this week)

      USHL

      1. LD William Lagesson, Dubuque 34GP, 1-12-13 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)

      Notes:

      • Laleggia is off the grid the last two weeks. 7 points in his last four games.
      • Vesel is a little under the radar but he’s cobbling together a good year.

      EUROPE

      1. L Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 52GP, 18-13-31 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      2. L Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 57GP, 14-10-24 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
      3. R Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 40GP, 6-6-12 (1GP, 1-0-1 this week)
      4. L Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 39GP, 4-5-9 (4GP, 2-0-2 this week)

      Notes:

      • Slepyshev is back to being productive after a lull.
      • Tyrvainen scored for the first time in forever.
      • Zharkov woke up from a long slumber this week, too.
          • Dwayne Roloson 35

            Is his team one of those KHL teams in financial trouble? The KHL with its 60 cent ruble vs getting paid in US$ if he came to Bakersfield seems like incentive to me to sign. Sunshine. Bikinis and hockey for a young man?? Who could resist.

            Where do you select Tkachev? 4th round?

            Do the Oilers draft Blackmore in the 2cd?

            Do you sign Roman Horak to a 200,00 Ahl conract?

            Is Big Yak the real Yak? Or is he an also was?

            • Lowetide

              I’m not sure about the financial state of his team. I think Tkachev goes early fourth round so yeah suspect EDM will have a chance to get him there. I think they draft the goalie in the 2nd round yes (Blackwood?) and yes I bring Horak back.

              I think Yak is the real Yak, Big Yak we have to wait and see.

            • 916oiler

              Salavat Yulaev may or may not be in financial difficulty at the moment. They certainly had a crisis earlier this season, when their primary sponsor got shut down, but it looks like they are in the process of finding another one (probably either the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan or the oil company Bashneft). The situation is definitely not resolved, however, so stay tuned for further bulletins! 🙂

              One note – I would not bet on him being paid more in the AHL than in the KHL, even taking into account the weak ruble. I hope he comes over as well, but he may actually make more money staying at home.

      • Best prospect field I have ever seen with the Oilers in years, who should get the credit for reestablishing a system that is starting to show signs of progressing. Grooming our own prospects who would have thunk?

      • Dwayne Roloson 35

        Yakimov might not be lighting it up but hes producing at a decent rate. Obviously needs dome more time in the minors but still good to see.

        Do you know if Draisaitl can play in the AHL after he finishes his season with kelowna? I know they should go far in the playoffs but if they drop out early it would be good to see him there.

        Also, do you know how long Nurse is out for?

      • dougtheslug

        Watched Draisaitl against Victoria Friday. Easily the best player on the ice. Playing much better than he was the first month he was with the Rockets.Probably lots of reasons but one for sure is his half season with Eakins and the Oil had shattered his confidence.

        Watching players like Yak and Draisaitl coming back to life after Eakins just reinforces what a disaster he was, and how he has set the franchise and player development back two years. How could any sane owner not hold MacT and Lowe accountable for such an egregious error?

        And by the way, Greg Chase was probably the second best player on the ice in that game.

      • jonnyquixote

        “Not sure the Oilers have had a player in Draft +1 dominate like this”

        To be fair, they’re normally getting ripped new ones playing 12 minutes a night in the NHL.

      • TeddyTurnbuckle

        I’ve seen Leon a few times here in Kelowna and he looked great even when he wasn’t putting up points. The guys on my men’s league team were talking about how they saw the rockets coach tearing Leon a new one at the the practice rink where we play. From what I hear he was stubborn about following Hamiltons rules off the ice with things like no cell phones . It would be hard to go from the NHL back to the rules of the WHL.

      • TeddyTurnbuckle

        I’ve seen Leon a few times here in Kelowna and he looked great even when he wasn’t putting up points. The guys on my men’s league team were talking about how they saw the rockets coach tearing Leon a new one at the the practice rink where we play. From what I hear he was stubborn about following Hamiltons rules off the ice with things like no cell phones . It would be hard to go from the NHL back to the rules of the WHL.

      • Chainsawz

        “Platzer, Houck, Roy and Betker need to be signed this spring. All have covered their bets.”

        Platzer, yes.

        Houck, I guess so, I think there’s a size thing at play. If not, see below…

        Roy and Betker, are there not better free agent players to add to the 50 man roster than these future non-factors?

        C’mon pro scouting, you can do it!

      • 916oiler

        Between Oesterle and Laleggia, (in addition to Marinicin, Klefbom, and Nurse of course) there are quite a few LEGIT prospects on pace to be solid NHL players! You could even argue for Dillon Simpson and Brandon Davidson…

        That means assets either on our team, or trade chips with value to bring quality back our way!

      • Spaceman Spiff

        “Not sure the Oilers have had a player in Draft +1 dominate like this”

        Oh, I don’t know about that, Matt.

        Jordan Eberle was the CHL Player of the Year in 2010-11 and was the talk of international hockey, to boot. He’s the gold standard for “Year-after-he-was-drafted” picks for this organization, at least of late.