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The Edmonton Oilers are on their home stretch and some of their prospects have completed their seasons. Bogdan Yakimov is done in the KHL—and back in the AHL—and there are some prospects spiking late in their seasons. Let’s have a look.


  1. R Matt Ford 48GP, 22-19-41 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  2. C-R Andrew Miller 44GP, 15-24-39 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  3. LD Brad Hunt 42GP, 9-23-31 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  4. L Ryan Hamilton 50GP, 16-11-26 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  5. C Jujhar Khaira 34GP, 9-15-24 (2GP, 1-1-2 this week)
  6. L Josh Winquist 23GP, 8-15-23 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  7. RD Joey Laleggia 47GP, 7-16-23 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  8. RD Jordan Oesterle 41GP, 2-20-22 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  9. F Rob Klinkhammer 16GP, 11-6-17 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  10. R Tyler Pitlick 28GP, 5-11-16 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  11. C Kyle Platzer 39GP, 5-10-15 (DNP this week)
  12. D Nikita Nikitin 30GP, 1-13-14 (NHL this week)
  13. LD Dillon Simpson 41GP, 2-11-13 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  14. L Kale Kessy 47GP, 7-5-12 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
  15. R Anton Slepyshev 33GP, 7-4-11 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  16. F Josh Currie 40GP, 4-7-11 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  17. LD David Musil 51GP, 3-7-10 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  18. C Marco Roy 29GP, 5-4-9 (DNP this week)
  19. C Bogdan Yakimov 21GP, 3-5-8 (2GP, 0-1-1 this week)
  20. LD Griffin Reinhart 27GP, 1-7-8 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  21. R Greg Chase 19GP, 1-6-7 (ECHL this week)
  22. L Mitch Moroz 32GP, 3-4-7 (2GP, 1-0-1 this week)
  23. C Phil McRae 24GP, 4-2-6 (DNP 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. R Zack Kassian 7GP, 2-1-3 (NHL this week)
  27. L Luke Gazdic 11GP, 1-2-3 (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)

Brandon Davidson’s injury may open up an opportunity for a Condors defenseman. Candidates include Jordan Oesterle, Griffin Reinhart and David Musil.

    1. G Laurent Brossoit 28GP, 2.69 .919 (NHL this week)
    2. G Eetu Laurikainen 13GP, 3.32 .904 (2 games this week, stopped 59 of 64)
    3. G Anders Nilsson 2GP, 2.01 .935 (traded to St. Louis)
    4. G Ty Rimmer 1GP, 3.00 .875 (ECHL)


    1. C-R Greg Chase 29GP, 16-14-30 (3GP, 1-5-6 this week)
    2. F Alexis Loiseau 40GP, 10-20-30 (3GP, 0-1-1 this week)
    3. D Nick Pageau 38, 4-16-20 (3GP, 1-2-3 this week)
    4. D Ben Betker 49GP, 3-14-17 (AHL 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 33GP, 3.05 .908 (2GP, stopped 51 of 58 this week)


    1. RD Ethan Bear 63GP, 18-42-60 (3GP, 1-1-2 this week)
    2. LD Caleb Jones 65GP, 10-39-49 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week) 
    3. Keven Bouchard 36GP, 3.59 .879 (stopped 72 of 76 this week, .948)


    1. F Tyler Vesel, Omaha 33GP, 6-11-17 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    2. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 28GP, 5-7-12 (DNP this week)
    3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 27GP, 2-5-7 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    4. F Aidan Muir, Western Michigan 33GP, 2-6-8 (2GP, 0-0-0 this week)
    5. G Zach Nagelvoort 10GP, 3.06 .889 (1GP this week, played well)


    1. D John Marino, Tri City Storm 45GP, 3-22-25 (3GP, 0-0-0 this week)


    1. D Ziyat Paigin 45GP, 9-19-28 (KHL) (4GP 0-0-0 in playoffs)
    2. C Bogdan Yakimov 11GP, 3-1-4 (KHL) (4GP, 1-1-2 in playoffs)
    3. G Miroslav Svobota 21GP, 3.05 .924 (Cze-2) (DNP this week)

      Photo by Mark Williams

      • Serious Gord

        Lowetide takes us on a tour of the $2 dvd bin at the Walmart…

        No one listed above will be better than fourth line forward or third line d on a playoff quality team. And no one will be buying tickets to see them play save relatives and very close friends.

        Alas this is what passes for amusement on a perennial basement dwelling team.

        • Jaxon

          Slepyshev could find a spot in the top 9 someday. His North american adjustment period has been hampered by injury but he still projects well. Broissot has great potential to challenge for a starting role someday. Reinhart could still become a top 4 D. Ethan Bear has shown great things this season and is right-handed so he may be a future player on the right side. LaLeggia has shown great promise as a possible PP QB.

          But most of all, Ziyat Paigin has turned into what might be considered one of the best prospects outside the NHL. He is a 21 yr old, 6′-6″, 209lbs D who plays physical, skates well, has a big shot and plays a sound defensive game. His offence? His NHLe from his season in Sochi is 47pts!! That is surely one of the best D prospect NHLe numbers in the entire world. Only McDavid and Eichel had a higher NHLe in last years draft and this is a D! He is an older draftee but 47 pts is amazing at any age. In the summer of ’17 or sooner his trip to North america will be huge news and he may move into a pretty big role on the Oilers someday.

        • Oilerchild77

          I don’t know of you’ve figured this out or not Gord, but it’s his job to report on these things. And it’s not necessarily meant to amuse you. One day you’ll catch on, I have faith in you.

      • Cubro

        Jujhar Khaira is developing into an NHL player–big, strong, physical, with good skills (good skater, can make a pass and take a pass; thinks the game well).

      • 24% body fat

        who is this Luvchuk that Homer Simpson was talking about last night in his show. Was available in the late rounds. Sounded like lots of promise for a late pick.

      • toprightcorner

        Glad to see Khaira put up offense, NHL stint gave him confidence. Also great to see Greg Chase putting up big numbers now, hopefully he keeps it going.

        Edmonton sure needs to add some offensive prospects. Their top 4 scorers have already proven to be non NHLers, hopefully Chiarelli can bring in some prospects with some offensive abilities with top 6 potential in the future or at least top 9 with offensive upside. Yak2 and Slepy have yet to show much for offense and need at least another year in the AHL to develop their full potential.

      • ThinkingOutLoud

        I dunno what Gord is talking about – I love these updates just as I love the $2 bin at Walmart! I really miss BlockBuster too – stopping by and picking up some prev viewed on the way home from work was weekly ritual… Netflix is cool too – but there’s something about the dvd/blue-ray experience and seeing the previews… I digress…

      • For Pete's Sake!

        I love these weekend updates. Thanks for taking the time Lowetide.

        JJ and Slepy have already played higher than the fourth line in the NHL and quite effectively during their stints with the Oilers, so as usual, you’re wrong Gord.

      • Shameless Plugger

        And Serious-ly negative Gord chimes in again. Please grab a hold of Verdads hand and you two can skip off into the sunset together pissing and moaning about all things Oilers.

      • YakCity1039

        Would LOVE if Greg Chase became even half of what Brad Marchand has become. A PPG in the ECHL should lead to good things next year in the A, and eventually the big league.