WEEKEND UPDATE

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Jujhar Khaira is killing it in the AHL, kicking out the jams and knocking on the NHL door once again. He headlines an impressive week for Edmonton’s prospects in minor, college and junior leagues.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. R Matt Ford 41GP, 21-18-39 (4GP, 3-3-6 this week)
  2. C-R Andrew Miller 37GP, 12-24-36 (4GP, 2-7-9 this week)
  3. LD Brad Hunt 35GP, 8-22-30 (4GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  4. L Ryan Hamilton 43GP, 15-9-24 (4GP, 2-1-3 this week)
  5. RD Joey Laleggia 40GP, 7-15-22 (3GP, 1-2-3 this week)
  6. C Jujhar Khaira 29GP, 8-13-21 (4GP, 3-4-7 this week)
  7. RD Jordan Oesterle 37GP, 2-17-19 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  8. L Josh Winquist 16GP, 7-9-16 (DNP this week)
  9. D Nikita Nikitin 27GP, 1-13-14 (4GP, 0-4-4 this week)
  10. C Kyle Platzer 34GP, 5-8-13 (DNP this week)
  11. L Kale Kessy 40GP, 7-5-12 (4GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  12. R Tyler Pitlick 21GP, 3-8-11 (4GP, 0-3-3 this week)
  13. F Rob Klinkhammer 9GP, 8-2-10 (4GP, 4-1-5 this week)
  14. F Josh Currie 33GP, 4-6-10 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  15. R Anton Slepyshev 26GP, 7-2-9 (4GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  16. LD David Musil 44GP, 3-6-9 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  17. LD Dillon Simpson 34GP, 1-8-9 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  18. LD Griffin Reinhart 20GP, 1-7-8 (3GP, 0-2-2 this week)
  19. C Marco Roy 28GP, 5-3-8 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  20. R Greg Chase 19GP, 1-6-7 (ECHL this week)
  21. C Bogdan Yakimov 19GP, 3-4-7 (KHL)
  22. L Mitch Moroz 30GP, 2-4-6 (DNP this week)
  23. C Phil McRae 23GP, 3-2-5 (4GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  24. L Braden Christoffer 30GP, 1-3-4 (DNP this week)
  25. R Iiro Pakarinen 4GP, 1-2-3 (NHL this week)
  26. L Luke Gazdic 6GP, 1-2-3 (4GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  27. R Zack Kassian 7GP, 2-1-3 (NHL this week)
  28. C Alexis Loiseau 12GP, 1-2-3 (ECHL this week)
  29. F Kellen Jones 12GP, 1-2-3 (DNP this week)
  30. D Martin Gernat 22GP, 0-3-3 (DNP this week)
  31. C Leon Draisaitl 6GP, 1-1-2 (NHL this week)
  32. D Mark Fayne 5GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  33. LD Darnell Nurse 6GP, 0-1-1 (NHL this week)
  34. RD Nick Pageau 12GP, 0-1-1 (ECHL this week)
  35. LD Ben Betker 1GP, 0-0-0 (ECHL this week)

    1. G Laurent Brossoit 26GP, 2.70 .921 (NHL this week)
    2. G Eetu Laurikainen 8GP, 3.41 .903 (solid games this week)
    3. G Anders Nilsson 2GP, 2.01 .935 (Both games this week)
    4. G Ty Rimmer 1GP, 3.00 .875 (ECHL)

      ECHL

      1. F Alexis Loiseau 32GP, 10-16-26 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
      2. C-R Greg Chase 21GP, 11-7-18 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
      3. D Nick Pageau 28, 3-12-15 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      4. D Ben Betker 44GP, 1-13-14 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
      5. C Josh Currie 13GP, 6-6-12 (AHL this week)
      6. F Marco Roy 10GP, 1-5-6 (AHL this week)
      7. G Ty Rimmer 30GP, 2.95 .913 (2 poor games this week)

        CHL

        1. RD Ethan Bear 57GP, 13-40-53 (5GP, 1-6-7 this week)
        2. LD Caleb Jones 56GP, 8-35-43 (3GP, 0-4-4 this week) 
        3. Keven Bouchard 30GP, 3.85 .870 (one average game this week)

          NCAA

          1. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 27GP, 6-11-17 (2GP, 3-1-4 this week)
          2. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 28GP, 5-7-12 (1GP, 0-0-0 this week)
          3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 22GP, 2-4-6 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
          4. F Aidan Muir, Western Michigan 27GP, 1-6-7 (2GP, 0-2-2 this week)
          5. G Zach Nagelvoort 9GP, 3.14 .888 (DNP this week)

          USHL

          1. D John Marino, Tri City Storm 38GP, 3-15-18 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)

          EUROPE

          1. D Ziyat Paigin 43GP, 8-19-27 (KHL) (DNP this week)
          2. C Bogdan Yakimov 9GP, 1-1-2 (KHL) (DNP this week)
          3. G Miroslav Svobota 20GP, 3.22 .921 (Cze-2) (3 strong games this week)

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          BEST PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEK

          1. Andrew Miller had his best week in the AHL.
          2. Jujhar Khaira was splendid all week, posting offensive but also playing a physical style. Impossible for the management back in Edmonton to ignore.
          3. Anders Nilsson lost his NHL gig (for now) but didn’t sulk. Strong week.
          4. Ethan Bear had a fantastic week, scoring a goal Sunday to go with six assists.
          5. Tyler Vesel had a strong week, one of the few college performances this season that received legit black ink.

          (Khaira photo by Mark Williams)

            • Lowetide

              I watched the Condors game this afternoon. Andrew Miller was the best player on the ice for both teams.

              Nilsson looked fine until he let a weak one by in the third to let San Jose get back in. Condors held on for the win. The Condors should teach the Oilers how to cycle, wow.

              Ben Smith of San Jose looked really good, had me thinking. He’s better than Korp.

            • Lowetide

              Always chear for our prospects but the cuboard is pretty empty .I hope Chia holds on to the picks this year ,we will need those elc contracts in a few years when Mcd Drai and Nurse get there big dollars .I for one would like to see what Bob Green can get us ,he biult the Oil Kings pretty fast

                  • The Soup Fascist

                    He wouldn’t be at the top of the league in anything other than groin injuries with this bunch playing in front of him. Apples and oranges.

                    Since Talbot’s short side / bad angle meltdown(s) earlier this season he has been very good.

                • The Soup Fascist

                  It is Rienhart we wouldnt have ,he is at best a future 6 or 7 really sounds like Mct Klowe and Howsen bent Chias ear .I bet he does not make that trade today. I agree with Anon stock the system with good prospects we will need the elc contracts.Also injury replacements look what happened this year with injuries no good capable players to replace Ebs Mcd or Klef.Only trade your high picks when you on the cusp of winning the cup

              • The Soup Fascist

                Barzal is another undersized forward, do we really need another one.
                Nuge, Eberle, Yakupov, Miller …. Hall and McDavid all play Barzal’s game.

                I thought we are trying to be harder to play against?

                Kylington – we have an NHL starting goalie

            • The Soup Fascist

              Once again, Matt Ford put up strong numbers. Nobody ever mentions him as a call up option. Why? He has good size, is a bit old but has solid numbers.

            • toprightcorner

              Khaira is playing great, that time in the NHL helped boost his confidence. I still hope they don’t rush him, if he plays another year in the minors it will help develop his offense where he can be a Clutterbuck/Tom Wilson type that puts points on the board in the NHL as well. He just needs to spend more timer learning to score with his size, bringing him to the NHL full time before he lears that will turn him into a one dimensional 4th line player that scores 8 pts a season. Be patient and he could score 20+ pts a season.

            • toprightcorner

              Jar Jar and Miller could help the Oilers. Too much size is never a bad thing. And Andrew can provide better offence then most guys in the bottom six.

              I’d like to see Osterle and Musil before the end of the season as well.