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Some very strong performances across the Oilers’ prospect spectrum this week, with OKC Barons forward Andrew Miller leading the way. Among the other impressive items? Joey Laleggia is ending his college career on a terrific run and Anton Slepyshev had at least one breathtaking moment.


  1. R Andrew Miller 51GP, 21-26-47 (3GP, 2-3-5 this week)
  2. C Jason Williams 51GP 17-24-41 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  3. D Brad Hunt 41GP, 14-26-40 (3GP, 1-3-4 this week)
  4. R Matt Ford 48GP, 14-22-36 (3GP, 0-2-2 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 49GP, 11-15-26 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  9. C Bogdan Yakimov 50GP, 9-13-22 (3GP, 2-1-3 this week)
  10. D Jordan Oesterle 49GP, 6-15-21 (NHL this week)
  11. D Dillon Simpson 50GP, 2-10-12 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  12. R Steve Pinizzotto 21GP, 1-10-11 (did not play this week, injured)
  13. L Kellen Jones 28GP, 4-7-11 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  14. C Jujhar Khaira 50GP, 4-6-10 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  15. R Tyler Pitlick 14GP, 3-6-9 (NHL and injured this week)
  16. D Oscar Klefbom 9GP, 1-7-8 (NHL this week)
  17. L Josh Winquist 26GP, 4-4-8 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  18. D Brandon Davidson 41GP, 3-5-8 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  19. D David Musil 48GP, 1-7-8 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  20. D Martin Marincin 27GP, 0-7-7 (NHL this week)
  21. C Connor Jones 25GP, 3-4-7 (3GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  22. D Martin Gernat 45GP, 0-7-7 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. L Kale Kessy 17GP, 3-3-6 (season ending injury)
  24. L Mitch Moroz 45GP, 2-3-5 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  25. C Travis Ewanyk 51GP, 2-3-5 (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 33GP, 2.46 .920 (3GP, 1.64 .938 this week)
  30. G Richard Bachman 22GP, 2.30 .921 (NHL this week)
  31. G Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)


  • A rare five-point week for Andrew Miller, he may be close to an NHL callup.
  • Nice job by the Jones Boys, they are getting a push and taking advantage.
  • Laurent Brossoit had an exceptional  week, maybe his best.
  • Brad Hunt is an impact player at this level. 


  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 25GP, 2-11-13 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  5. D Graeme Craig 43GP, 4-5-9 (did not play this week)
  6. G Frans Tuohimaa 30GP, 3.20 .880 (1GP, 6.51 .828 this week)
  7. G Ty Rimmer 25GP, 3.20 .889 (did not play this week)


  1. C Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 58GP, 29-43-72 (3GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  2. C-W Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 51GP, 19-34-53 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  3. R Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 56GP, 20-26-46 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  4. C Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 51GP, 24-19-43 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  5. C Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna (WHL) 23GP, 14-23-37 (3GP, 3-0-3 this week)
  6. D Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 33GP, 9-22-31 (injured this week)
  7. D Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 56GP, 5-23-28 (3GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  8. G Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 31GP, 4.11 .864 (1GP, 3.00 .919 this week)


  • Keven Bouchard seems to be recovering, this is two good weeks in a row.
  • Ben Betker had three points, that’s a monster week!
  • Leon Draisaitl continues his strong run, he cooled off a little this week.


    1. LD Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 31GP, 12-23-35 (2GP, 1-3-4 this week)
    2. L Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 32GP, 10-15-25 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
    3. C Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 32GP, 7-12-19 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    4. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 31GP, 6-8-14 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    5. R John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 29GP, 4-8-12 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
    6. G Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 20GP, 2.65 .908 (did not play this week)


    1. L Liam Coughlin, Vernon 54GP, 20-40-60 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)


    1. LD William Lagesson, Dubuque 37GP, 1-12-13 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)


    • Joey Laleggia is killing it as his NCAA career winds down. Tremendous season.
    • Evan Campbell had a very strong week
    • John McCarron, after doing very little for much of the year, has posted two strong weeks in a row.


    1. L Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 53GP, 18-13-31 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    2. L Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 58GP, 15-10-25 (1GP, 1-0-1 this week)
    3. R Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 41GP, 7-6-13 (1GP, 1-0-1 this week)
    4. L Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 39GP, 4-5-9 (did not play this week)


    • Slepyshev is 2GP, 0-1-1 in the playoffs so far. That’s a nice season, he should be an Oiler/Condor in the fall.
    • Roman Horak had a good season too, it’s possible Edmonton brings him back in the fall.
    • BlazingSaitls

      I think Laurent Brossoit is progressing beautifully. Slow and steady. Perhaps next year he can become the full time #1 for the Condors AHL team. In two-three years the Oilers may have something special.

    • Rem99

      Petry Trade: I have not heard any new yet, but want to re-post this comment, this talk on getting picks back bothers me, will not help the oilers right now (even a late first round pick), maybe 3 years ago but not now, don’t want that deal.

      Deal I would be looking at is a B/ B+ prospect back and a player that another team has invested in development, but is in need today. Hate to say it but that team may be down the road on QE2. Look Gio injury puts the flames in a tough spot but even before that Flames were looking at adding a versatile D-man. Petry is a great fit for them, can play any pairing, big upgrade on their 5/6 pairing and can play up when needed (like now). What do they have to offer – Tyler Wotherspoon: there best d prospect (closer to a B than B+) but is 21 and trending well and possibly a 3rd to 5th round pick to satisfy that fact were trading to our rival.

      Petry to Flames

      Wotherspoon to Oilers plus 5th round

      A hockey deal. that I can live with. Comments? Thought?

      • Kevwan

        Calgary lacks D prospects and Wotherspoon is probably their best. They won’t move him for a rental.

        Given that they just got 2 picks from Washington they MIGHT give those up for Petry.

        While Petry may be a good fit for the Flames the return they will give probably isn’t the best for the Oilers. Of all the contending teams Calgary likely has the least pressure from it’s fan base to make the playoffs.

        • Rem99

          Every team near or in a playoff race right now has pressure on them to make it. Agreed it would be tough for Flamers to trade Wotherspoon but they are in need of a defensemen and Petry must be near the top of the list. Do the Flames consider this deal, I think they have to, at least have a hard look at it. If Mac T only gets picks back for Petry that’s would be a colossal failure in my books.

          • Rem99

            I agree with kevwan. The flames are playing with house money. They’re looking at the future. This is their first year in a rebuild(pretty impressive) I don’t see them giving up future assets for a rental. Especially petry. They’re trying to build around their impressive young core

    • 24 hours to trade deadline.
      Let’s have a predict the moves article.
      My guess Petry & our 3rd and 4th to TB for Vasilevskiy.
      or perhaps more likely Petry + 4th for one of TB’s 1st rounders…

    • Kevwan

      Nothing to do with prospects but Mct undervalued Petry is very similar to Lowe letting Glencross Brodziak Chimera Stole and Greene for nothing or next to it.Do they share the same brain this is like nhl groundhog day

    • Dwayne Roloson 35

      So whats the word on Joey Laleggia? Is he gonna come in and be like a justin schultz? I know everyone craps on schultz but the guys puts up points in the NHL. If Laleggia is better at defence but similar in the sense that hes ready to play in the show then that would be sweet.