It was a very strong week for Edmonton Oilers prospects, highlighted by a goal-scoring binge in California. Among the stars of the week, Bogdan Yakimov’s return to game action was especially good news. Let’s have a look at the week.

Impressive weeks in bold


  1. LD Brad Hunt 20GP, 4-14-18 (2GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  2. C-R Andrew Miller 14GP, 6-10-16 (2GP, 2-3-5 this week)
  3. R Matt Ford 18GP, 8-6-14 (2GP, 3-0-3 this week)
  4. D Nikita Nikitin 14GP, 1-8-9 (2GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  5. L Ryan Hamilton 18GP, 6-2-8 (1GP, 0-0-0 and NHL this week)
  6. L Josh Winquist 8GP, 3-4-7 (Injured this week)
  7. RD Jordan Oesterle 12GP, 0-7-7 (2GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  8. C Bogdan Yakimov 14GP, 3-4-7 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  9. C Jujhar Khaira 16GP, 3-4-7 (NHL this week)
  10. L Kale Kessy 18GP, 4-3-7 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  11. RD Joey Laleggia 20GP, 0-7-7 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  12. C Kyle Platzer 20GP, 2-4-6 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  13. L Mitch Moroz 14GP, 2-3-5 (Injured this week)
  14. F Josh Currie 8GP, 3-1-4 (2GP, 3-1-4 this week)
  15. R Anton Slepyshev 12GP, 3-1-4 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  16. R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 1-2-3 (NHL this week)
  17. R Greg Chase 9GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  18. C Alexis Loiseau 12GP, 1-2-3 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  19. L Braden Christoffer 19GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  20. LD David Musil 20GP, 2-1-3 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. C Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-1-2 (NHL this week)
  22. C Phil McRae 9GP, 2-0-2 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. D Dillon Simpson 10GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  24. LD Griffin Reinhart 2GP, 0-1-1 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  25. LD Darnell Nurse 6GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  26. C Marco Roy 9GP, 1-0-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  27. RD Nick Pageau 12GP, 0-1-1 (DNP this week)
  28. F Kellen Jones 1GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  29. R Tyler Pitlick 3GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  30. D Martin Gernat 11GP, 0-0-0 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  31. G Laurent Brossoit 15GP, 2.57 .926 (2 tough games, win and OT loss)
  32. G Eetu Laurikainen 1GP, 4.02 .818 (loaned to Finland)
  33. G Ben Scrivens 5GP, 5.15 .827 (1GP, 12.00, .636 this week)


  1. D Ben Betker 22GP, 1-7-8 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  2. C-R Greg Chase 10GP, 4-2-6 (AHL this week)
  3. F Marco Roy 10GP, 1-5-6 (AHL this week)
  4. F Alexis Loiseau 6GP, 2-2-4 (AHL this week)
  5. L Connor Rankin 13GP, 2-1-3 (released this week)
  6. C Chase Schaber 2GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
  7. G Ty Rimmer 18GP, 3.06 .916 (Stopped 57 of 58 shots this week)


    1. Ethan Bear 27GP, 6-22-28 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
    2. Caleb Jones 27GP, 4-16-20 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week) 
    3. Keven Bouchard 19GP, 3.90 .871 (One brilliant game and one poor one)


    1. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 16GP, 2-4-6 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    2. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 12GP, 1-6-7 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 17GP, 2-4-6 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    4. F Aidan Muir Western Michigan 14GP, 1-1-2 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    5. G Zach Nagelvoort 7GP, 3.17 .885 (NOT a good week)


    1. D John Marino 21GP, 1-10-11 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)


    1. D Ziyat Paigin 23GP, 3-7-10 (KHL) (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    2. G Miroslav Svobota 8GP, 2.86 .924 (Cze-2) (Flipped a switch with new team)
    3. G Eetu Laurikainen 6GP, 2.02 .926 (SM-L) (One great game this week)

    • 24% body fat

      Nice to see, except the professors numbers. Feel bad for him but it seems his window is closed, hope that’s not the case and he can find his way back somewhere else

    • 24% body fat

      When do we hear about our new waiver claim Viktor Tikhonov? Or our new 3rd line winger Bickell? Come On Chiarelli, we were promised action if the season wasn’t going well……Well??

    • 24% body fat

      Other than Lagesson, thos NCAA guys are not going to account for anything.

      I get it they develop and we dont have to sign them to the 50 man, but where do you draft them? Later rounds are for guys who fell; Chase, Bear etc. Mid is to grab a goalie and positional needs, and the front of the draft is BPA.

      Always just draft skill like winnipeg and Islanders

    • Aitch

      So Chiarelli has dithered himself to a standstill. Oh gee where have we seen that before. If Tikhonov has nothing wrong with him like leprosy or the black death he has to be better than an Eakins disciple like Hamilton. The poor players he has brought are all worse than Tikhonov. Now he has got to fix MacTs mess plus the 5 or 6 duds he has saddled this team with. Even Bickle would have been a step up from several bottom sixers if there was room under the cap for him.

      Chiarelli has the Oil close to the cap and still has a mess partly from his own doing.