WEEKEND UPDATE

Leon Draisaitl scored his first AHL goal last night and now the floodgates should open for the 2014 lottery pick. LD highlights a strong week for many Oilers prospects across leagues and continents.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. LD Brad Hunt 6GP, 0-7-7 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  2. R Matt Ford 6GP, 3-2-5 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  3. C-R Andrew Miller 6GP, 2-3-5 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  4. R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 1-2-3 (NHL this week)
  5. C Jujhar Khaira 6GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  6. L Ryan Hamilton 5GP, 2-0-2 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  7. C Phil McRae 6GP, 2-0-2 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  8. L Josh Winquist 3GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  9. C Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  10. L Mitch Moroz 6GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  11. C Bogdan Yakimov 6GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  12. C Kyle Platzer 6GP, 0-2-2 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  13. D Nikita Nikitin 1GP, 0-1-1 (1GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  14. L Kale Kessy 4GP, 1-0-1 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  15. L Braden Christoffer 6GP, 1-0-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  16. RD Jordan Oesterle 6GP, 0-1-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  17. RD Joey Laleggia 6GP, 0-1-1 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  18. LD Darnell Nurse 6GP, 0-1-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  19. LD David Musil 6GP, 0-0-0 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  20. RD Nick Pageau 4GP, 0-0-0 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. R Tyler Pitlick 2GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  22. D Martin Gernat 1GP, 0-0-0 (1GP, 0-0-0)
  23. G Laurent Brossoit 4GP, 2.45 .926 (1GP, shutout win this week)
  24. G Eetu Laurikainen 1GP, 4.02 .818 (1GP, 4.02 .818 this week)
  25. G Ben Scrivens 1GP, 5.03 .838 (1GP, 5.03 .848 this week)

The only thing missing from this video is Paul Newman and Ogie Ogilthorpe.

ECHL

  1. C-R Greg Chase 5GP, 3-1-4 (3GP, 2-1-3 this week)
  2. F Alexis Loiseau 5GP, 0-2-2 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  3. D Ben Betker 5GP, 0-1-1 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. F Marco Roy 5GP, 0-0-0 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  5. C Chase Schaber 1GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  6. G Ty Rimmer 5GP, 2.36. .909 (Struggled in three games this week)

    CHL

    1. Ethan Bear 10GP, 2-7-9 (3GP, 2-1-3 this week)
    2. Caleb Jones 10GP, 2-3-5 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week) 
    3. Keven Bouchard 7GP, 4.79 .840 (1GP, 8GA in 21 minutes)

    NCAA

    1. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 4GP, 1-3-4 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    2. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 6GP, 0-3-3
    3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 4GP, 0-1-1 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    4. F Aidan Muir Western Michigan 5GP, 0-1-1
    5. G Zach Nagelvoort 2GP, 2.00 .905 (first action this week)

    USHL

    1. D John Marino 9GP, 1-6-7 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)

    EUROPE

    1. D Ziyat Paigin 10GP, 0-2-2 (KHL) (DNP this week)
    2. G Miroslav Svoboda 7GP, 4.42 .867 (Czech 2)  (DNP this week)

    Notable performances in caps, Andrew Miller (the first Bakersfield player to be called up) was replaced by Iiro Pakarinen on the big team and he will play tonight against Los Angeles.

        • vetinari

          Ethan Bear is looking like a pretty good pick given where he was selected.

          On the other side of the coin, it looks like Scrivens had a rough start in his first stint back in the AHL. Hope he can recover and reestablish himself as a potential NHLer before the trade deadline. I’m guessing that his confidence must be at a low. Wish him nothing but the best.

        • vetinari

          Lowtide, why do you think Eetu Laurikainen isn’t the starter in the ECHL? Especially with Scrivens in the AHL to back up Broissoit. Wouldn’t it be more beneficial to have him starting the majority of the games there even if it is against weaker competition, similar to Broissoit two years ago when he was dominant in the ECHL before progressing to the AHL.

          • Lowetide

            He may have a deal with EDM for NHL/AHL, but a trigger when ECHL is the option. Laurikainen may be in Europe at some point (I think Jim Matheson wrote about this the other day)

          • Dwayne Roloson 35

            Have we learned nothing about sample sizes? If Scrivens has a good game or 2 and Nilsson begins to struggle, we could see Ben make his way back. He wasn’t too bad in pre season.

        • Poke Check

          I have no idea how Bouchard’s hung on to a CHL roster spot these past two seasons, let alone was drafted. Is he some big shot’s son, or related to Eugenie?