WEEKEND UPDATE!

It was an eventful week for the Bakersfield Condors and the goaltending was outstanding. The Condors’ starter, Laurent Brossoit, joined Brad Hunt as an All-Star in a week full of news. Bubbling under, there were some performances of note among Edmonton’s prospects.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. R Matt Ford 29GP, 16-11-27 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. LD Brad Hunt 27GP, 6-17-23 (NHL this week)
  3. C-R Andrew Miller 23GP, 7-13-20 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. L Ryan Hamilton 29GP, 8-7-15 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  5. RD Joey Laleggia 30GP, 4-9-13 (1GP, 0-0-0 and injured this week)
  6. C Kyle Platzer 28GP, 5-7-12 (DNP this week)
  7. RD Jordan Oesterle 23GP, 2-9-11 (2GP, 2-0-2 this week)
  8. L Kale Kessy 29GP, 6-4-10 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  9. C Jujhar Khaira 18GP, 3-6-9 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  10. D Nikita Nikitin 18GP, 1-8-9 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  11. L Josh Winquist 8GP, 3-4-7 (Injured this week)
  12. R Greg Chase 19GP, 1-6-7 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  13. C Bogdan Yakimov 19GP, 3-4-7 (KHL)
  14. F Josh Currie 19GP, 3-3-6 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  15. L Mitch Moroz 25GP, 2-4-6 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  16. LD David Musil 30GP, 3-3-6 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  17. C Marco Roy 17GP, 4-1-5 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  18. R Anton Slepyshev 20GP, 4-1-5 (DNP this week)
  19. D Dillon Simpson 21GP, 0-5-5 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  20. LD Griffin Reinhart 11GP, 0-4-4 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  21. L Braden Christoffer 27GP, 1-3-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  22. R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 1-2-3 (NHL this week)
  23. C Alexis Loiseau 12GP, 1-2-3 (ECHL this week)
  24. D Martin Gernat 17GP, 0-3-3 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  25. F Kellen Jones 5GP, 0-2-2 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  26. C Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-1-2 (NHL this week)
  27. C Phil McRae 9GP, 2-0-2 (DNP this week)
  28. R Zack Kassian 4GP, 1-0-1 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  29. D Mark Fayne 5GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  30. LD Darnell Nurse 6GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  31. RD Nick Pageau 12GP, 0-1-1 (DNP this week)
  32. R Tyler Pitlick 7GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)

  1. G Laurent Brossoit 19GP, 2.55 .927 (great effort, poor result this week)

  2. G Eetu Laurikainen 2GP, 2.01 .923 (Shutout this week)
  3. G Ty Rimmer 1GP, 3.00 .875 (ECHL)

    ECHL

    1. F Alexis Loiseau 21GP, 6-10-16 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    2. D Ben Betker 38GP, 1-13-14 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
    3. D Nick Pageau 18, 3-8-11 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
    4. C Josh Currie 13GP, 6-6-12 (AHL this week)
    5. C-R Greg Chase 10GP, 4-2-6 (AHL this week)
    6. F Marco Roy 10GP, 1-5-6 (AHL this week)
    7. L Connor Rankin 13GP, 2-1-3 (No longer on team)
    8. C Chase Schaber 2GP, 0-0-0 (DNP this week)
    9. G Ty Rimmer 21GP, 3.15 .912 (Struggled this week)

      CHL

      1. Ethan Bear 39GP, 12-28-40 (2GP, 1-2-3 this week)
      2. Caleb Jones 40GP, 7-25-32 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week) 
      3. Keven Bouchard 24GP, 3.82 .875 (One solid outing this week)

      NCAA

      1. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 20GP, 2-10-12 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      2. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 19GP, 2-4-6 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 19GP, 2-4-6 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      4. F Aidan Muir Western Michigan 19GP, 1-2-3 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      5. G Zach Nagelvoort 9GP, 3.14 .888 (DNP this week)

      USHL

      1. D John Marino 23GP, 2-11-13 (3GP, 1-0-1 this week)

      EUROPE

      1. D Ziyat Paigin 34GP, 6-14-20 (KHL) (4gp, 1-2-3 this week)
      2. G Miroslav Svobota 13GP, 3.24 .918 (Cze-2) (2 solid games this week)
      • Hockey Buddha

        Wow, Paigin is 20 years old, 6’6, 209 lbs, and he’s putting up fantastic numbers in the World’s 2nd best league. That’s fantastic news!

        Edit: Sorry Oilers4life, I didn’t see your nearly identical post.

      • fran huckzky

        Ethan Bear has been putting up terrific numbers but doesn’t seem to get much recognition from Hockey Canada. I haven’t seen him mentioned for any of the national junior teams or did I just miss it? Anybody on ON who can fill me in???????

        • THRNHJE

          I don’t see the recognition either… I think there may be some racism going on there whether conscious or not. I couldn’t believe he fell to where we got him. I’m sure glad he did though

          • fran huckzky

            I won’t go so far to call itb racism but I just checked the numbers for the three WHL dmen on the national junior team. None had better stats than Bear and I don’t believe Ethan even got an invite to try out.

          • O.C.

            WTF? You seriously posted that?

            I don’t think anyone but you thought race was involved, and it never crossed anyone’s mind, until you played that card.

            Politics. Ignorance. Bias.

            Try these 3 for starters.

            • fran huckzky

              2nd leading scorer among WHL defencemen, ahead of prospects like Provorov and Jake Bean. 2nd leading scorer in ppg among WHL defencemen. Third leading scorer on his team. He’s been above a ppg the whole season.

              I don’t see an invite being out of order. Why wasn’t he invited?

              • O.C.

                Actually, someone named Oilcruzer made the remark about racism. I’m curious why he didn’t get an invite.

                He had more points than both of the WHL defencemen who made it: Haydn Fleury (25 points in 28 games) and Sanheim (31 points in 24 games). He had more points than WHL summer invites who didn’t make it: Noah Juulsen (12 points in 31 games) & Joe Hicketts (32 points in 31 games).

                Last season he has 38 points in 69 games. He now has 40 points in 39 games. I could have seen him not getting an invite in the summer based on stats last season, but based on play this season, I would have invited him. That’s just me.

              • O.C.

                I understand the concern with Bear, however you need to understand that the problem is more one of politics than anything else.

                Look at Andrew Nielsen. He’s leading the WHL in points for a Dman, ahead of Bear, and was drafted in the 3rd round last year by the Toronto Maple Leafs. His production is particularly impressive because his primary calling card prior to this year was as a defensive dman who could fight.

                Andrew didn’t get an invite either. And obviously this eliminates the “anti-Oilers” argument as well, because if that were true a guy drafted by the Leafs should have been a shoe in.

                Hockey Canada makes a lot of decisions based on familiarity with players, guys who have been invited to camps/participated in these tournaments since they were 15. Guys who bloom later tend to get left out. This is most true for goalies, but it runs the gambit of the roster.

                Not saying it’s a good thing, simply pointing out the way it tends to work.

      • Jaxon

        Paigin’s season has been ridiculously good. Since being traded to Sochi he’s got 6 goals and 13 assists in 26 games. That’s an NHLE of 16 goals, 34 assists and 50pts!!!! for a 20 year old ,6′-6″, 209 lbs defenceman. For some perspective, you know how many 2015 draft picks had an NHLe over 50pts last year? Just two. Forwards Eichel and McDavid. Draisaitl’s NHLe from his junior stint was only 39 pts. Lordy.

        His .73 pts/gp in Sochi put him 5th in the KHL for D. Behind Lubomir Visnovsky, Nick Bailen, Cam Barker, Mat Robinson and just ahead of Philip Larsen. Haha, that’s 3 former Oilers in there. I guess the Oilers are becoming a training ground for KHL D. Paigin’s also a bit ahead of Nikita Zaitsev, who I was disappointed to hear that the Leafs are the frontrunners in signing him as a UFA this spring.

        If Paigin can come in and score and play a physical game, it really changes things. After some time in the AHL adjusting to the NA game and seeing what they have in him. With Sekera, Klefbom, Nurse, Davidson, Reinhart, Hunt, LaLeggia, Oesterle, Musil, Simpson and Paigin on LD, a few of them will surely be used to acquire needed assets. If Paigin has that kind of offense, maybe he is the Oilers next power play specialist. It would be a welcome change to the Philip Larsens and Brad Hunts of recent years. Can’t wait to see where he lands on the next top prospects list or top 25 under 25 list.

        From an article about the Sochi team at One World Sports: “Youngster Ziyat Paigin has demonstrated he has a bright future ahead of him. The 20-year-old tops the team’s rearguards with 17 points in just 23 games since coming over from Ak Bars Kazan. He has also shown poise on the powerplay with two goals with the man advantage and has also been clutch with two game winners.”

        Unfortunately, he’s under contract for 16/17, so Edmonton may not see him until his 22 year old 2017-2018 season. Then again, a 3 year entry level contract for a player like that, developed with someone else’s dime, might be perfect when the Oilers need to re-sign some major assets. Win-win.

        Update:
        Interesting bits of trivia regarding Paigin:

        Last year, his teammates included Sergei Kostitsyn, Alex Burmistrov and the Oilers’ own Anders Nilsson.
        Also, in 2011-2012, skating for Irbis Kazan in the MHL (Russian juniors) B league and playing for the Ak Bars U17 team. In 35 games for Irbis he scored 6 goals with 12 assists and was +17 with 38 penalty minutes. He led all D on his team in scoring so his newfound offence isn’t a total surprise.