WEEKEND UPDATE

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Laurent Brossoit had one of the best weeks of his life, impressing Oilers’ fans in his NHL debut and then heading to the AHL for his latest shutout. The surging goaltender highlights an impressive week for Edmonton prospects.

AHL OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS

  1. R Andrew Miller 60GP, 26-31-57 (NHL and 2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. R Matt Ford 66GP, 18-33-51 (3GP, 1-3-4 this week)
  3. D Brad Hunt 59GP, 18-32-50 (3GP, 2-3-5 this week)
  4. C Jason Williams 70GP 21-29-50 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  5. L Ryan Hamilton 40GP, 17-18-35 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  6. C Anton Lander 29GP, 9-22-31 (NHL this week)
  7. L Curtis Hamilton 60GP, 12-17-29 (NHL and 1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  8. R Iiro Pakarinen 39GP, 17-11-28 (NHL this week)
  9. C Bogdan Yakimov 57GP, 12-16-28 (Injured this week)
  10. D Jordan Oesterle 63GP, 8-16-24 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  11. L Josh Winquist 43GP, 8-10-18 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  12. D Dillon Simpson 68GP, 2-14-16 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  13. L Kellen Jones 46GP, 5-9-14 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  14. R Steve Pinizzotto 21GP, 1-10-11 (did not play this week, injured)
  15. C Jujhar Khaira 51GP, 4-6-10 (Gone for the season)
  16. D Brandon Davidson 52GP, 4-6-10 (NHL this week)
  17. D David Musil 62GP, 1-9-10 (NHL this week)
  18. R Tyler Pitlick 14GP, 3-6-9 (NHL this week)
  19. D Martin Gernat 54GP, 1-8-9 (Gone for season)
  20. D Oscar Klefbom 9GP, 1-7-8 (NHL this week)
  21. C Connor Jones 38GP, 4-4-8 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  22. L Mitch Moroz 63GP, 5-3-8 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. C Travis Ewanyk 68GP, 3-5-8 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  24. D Martin Marincin 27GP, 0-7-7 (NHL this week)
  25. L Kale Kessy 17GP, 3-3-6 (season ending injury)
  26. D CJ Ludwig 28GP, 1-4-5 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  27. L Luke Gazdic 5GP, 2-0-2 (NHL this week)
  28. LD Joey Laleggia 3GP, 0-1-1 (pro debut this week)
  29. R Jackson Houck 5GP, 0-1-1 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  30. D Keith Aulie 8GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  31. C Kyle Platzter 1GP, 0-0-0 (pro debut this week)
  32. G Laurent Brossoit 50GP, 2.59 .918 (2GP, 2.00 .944 this week)
  33. G Richard Bachman 23GP, 2.38 .918 (1GP, 4.00 .857 this week)
  34. G Frans Tuohimaa 3GP, 4.22, .904 (ECHL this week)
  35. G Tyler Bunz 2GP, 5.00 .839 (1GP, 3.00 .905)

Notes:

  • Laurent Brossoit is on fire. Man what a week.
  • Brad Hunt is an impact AHL player. 
  • Joey Laleggia might make Hunt moot.
  • Kyle Platzer and Laleggia made their pro debuts this week.
  • The Barons will be defunct later this spring. I’m going to miss them.

    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 26GP, 3-11-14 (did not play this week)
    5. D Graeme Craig 60GP, 5-5-10 (5GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    6. G Frans Tuohimaa 33GP, 3.28 .876 (did not play this week)
    7. G Ty Rimmer 25GP, 3.20 .889 (did not play this week)

    CHL

    1. C Kyle Platzer, Owen Sound (OHL) 68GP, 34-47-81 (5GP, 1-4-5 in playoffs)
    2. C-W Greg Chase, Calgary-Victoria (WHL) 61GP, 20-39-59 (7GP, 5-2-7 in playoffs)
    3. C Leon Draisaitl, Kelowna (WHL) 34GP, 19-34-53 (6GP, 2-7-9 in playoffs)
    4. R Jackson Houck, Vancouver (WHL) 65GP, 22-29-51 (see AHL)
    5. C Marco Roy, Quebec (QMJHL) 59GP, 26-24-50 (9GP, 3-2-5 in playoffs)
    6. D Darnell Nurse, SSM (OHL) 36GP, 10-23-33 (7GP, 2-1-3 in playoffs)
    7. LD Ben Betker, Everett (WHL) 64GP, 6-25-31 (6GP, 0-2-2 in playoffs)
    8. G Keven Bouchard Val d’Or (QMJHL) 36GP, 3.85 .872 (3GP, 4.65 .877 in playoffs)

    Notes:

    • Vladimir Tkachev is 9GP, 3-6-9 in the playoffs.
    • Leon Draisaitl had a big night Saturday.
    • Greg Chase has been effective in the postseason.
    • Marco Roy is bringing it lately.

      NCAA

      1. LD Joey Laleggia, Denver (NCAA) 37GP, 15-25-40 (Signed with Oilers)
      2. L Evan Campbell UMass-Lowell (NCAA) 34GP, 12-15-27 
      3. C Tyler Vesel, Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA) 39GP, 8-15-23 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
      4. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan (NCAA) 36GP, 6-9-15 
      5. R John McCarron, Cornell (NCAA) 31GP, 4-8-12 
      6. G Zach Nagelvoort Michigan (NCAA) 22GP, 2.63 .906 

      BCJHL

      1. L Liam Coughlin, Vernon 54GP, 20-40-60 (11GP, 3-7-10 in playoffs)

      USHL

      1. LD William Lagesson, Dubuque 52GP, 2-14-16 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)

      Notes:

      EUROPE

      1. L Roman Horak, Vityaz Podolsk (KHL) 53GP, 18-13-31 
      2. L Anton Slepyshev, Salavat Yulaev (KHL) 58GP, 15-10-25 (5GP, 0-2-2 in playoffs and 4GP, 5-3-8 in MHL playoffs)
      3. R Antti Tyrvainen, Ilves (SML) 46GP, 10-10-20 (2GP, 1-0-1 in playoffs)
      4. L Daniil Zharkov Torpedo (VHL) 39GP, 4-5-9 (3GP, 1-0-1 in MHL playoffs)

      Photo by Rob Ferguson. All rights reserved.

      • Neilio

        @Lowetide: how do these prospects rank as a group? Finishing out of the playoffs for nine straight years, these should be one of the best prospect groups in the NHL.

        • Lowetide

          The Oilers were graduating kids to the NHL from the first round before MacT arrived. I’d say Edmonton’s prospect group is mid-pack, maybe No. 20. It’ll get a major bump if they keep all of this year’s picks and use them wisely.

      • Lowetide

        What are the rules in regard to returning NHL players back to the farm for an AHL playoff run after the end of NHL season? Can the half team of AHLers (Musil, Davidson, Marincin, Gazdic, Miller, Pitlick, Fraser etc) be send back? Are there any roster freeze window? Same waiver rules as regular season?

        • Lowetide

          They have to be on the clear day roster. Which means Marincin, Davidson, Musil, Miller but not Gazdic, Pitlick or Fraser. And yes iirc if they tried to send Lander down he’d be on waivers.

      • Lowetide

        I think we should all go to bed every night praying that Brossoit keeps developing and reaches his potential. Quality goaltending (especially quality young goaltending) solves so many problems.

      • Lowetide

        The fan base appears to have lost faith and trust in organization to develop and address and assess talent properly . MacT. in particular seeing as he is interim GM . Even Nurse and Draisaitl have yet to emerge as viable players , two attributed to GM . Doubt this years draftees will be ready either or put in a position to excel .

        • Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"

          You’re back!!!!

          *hugs madjam*

          I love how your still getting downvotes even when you have accurate and logical comments. Guess all that nonsensical hot air you used to puff out on a regular basis has tarnished your reputation.

      • Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"

        That Check from behind is nasty but at the same time the player turned right in to the boards, head down begging for a broken neck. In the split second that it went from chase to hit I have no idea how you can even have time to realize what is happening as the checking player and lay off. Scariest part is watching the guys head flop around as he falls to the ice after hitting the boards.

      • Gordie Wayne

        “Brad Hunt is an impact AHL player, Joey Laleggia might make Hunt moot.”

        Why can’t we have both? One of these 2 will turn out to be a decent NHL player, can’t we keep both on the farm and see who turns out? If we only keep one, can we trust current Oilers management to keep the right one? I doubt it.

      • Sheldon "Oilers Fan for Life!!!"

        Well as we Oilers fan continue to dream of the Draft Lottery and future domination, I wanted to share that in NHL 2015 season, I won the cup… and Calgary ended with the 1st overall pick. They of course picked McDavid but I was able to convince them to take my 2016 1st round and Jultz in a trade. Ahhhh….thank goodness for the fantasy as opposed to this miserable Oilers reality.