WEEKEND UPDATE!

Jesse Puljujarvi continues to flourish in Bakersfield, and the Condors enjoyed a nice run this week. Action across the prospect universe. Let’s have a look.

BAKERSFIELD CONDORS

  1. R Taylor Beck 29gp, 12-30-42 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  2. L Ryan Hamilton 38gp, 16-15-31 (3gp, 3-0-3 this week)
  3. LC Anton Lander 16gp, 14-13-27 (NHL this week) 
  4. LC Jujhar Khaira 24gp, 8-10-18 (NHL this week)
  5. LD Jordan Oesterle 23gp, 3-14-17 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  6. LD Joey Laleggia 38gp, 9-7-16 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  7. LC Josh Currie 37gp, 8-8-16 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  8. L Scott Allen 36gp, 6-8-14 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  9. LD Griffin Reinhart 28gp, 5-6-11 (3gp, 2-0-2 this week)
  10. R Anton Slepyshev 9gp, 3-7-10 (NHL this week)
  11. R Patrick Russell 38gp, 3-6-9 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  12. LD David Musil 34gp, 2-7-9 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  13. RD Mark Fayne 12gp, 2-7-9 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  14. RC Kyle Platzer 36gp, 1-6-7 (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  15. R Jesse Puljujarvi 9gp, 2-5-7 (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  16. LC Jere Sallinen 35gp, 4-2-6 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  17. R Greg Chase 26gp, 1-4-5 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  18. L Joey Benik 21gp, 4-1-5 (Norfolk this week)
  19. RC Kris Newbury 14gp, 3-2-5 (No longer on the team)
  20. LD Dillon Simpson 23gp, 1-3-4 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  21. L Braden Christoffer 33gp, 1-2-3 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  22. RD Bryce Aneloski 24gp, 1-2-3 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  23. L Mitch Moroz 17gp, 1-2-3 (DNP this week)
  24. LD Ben Betker 15gp, 1-2-3 (DNP this week)
  25. R Jaedon Descheneau 13gp, 0-3-3 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week) (rookie)
  26. LD Mark Fraser 35gp, 0-2-2 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  27. RD Matt Benning 2gp, 1-1-2 (NHL this week) (rookie)
  28. RD Frankie Simonelli 6gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  29. R Joel Rechlicz 10gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  30. C Kellen Lain 2gp, 0-0-0 (DNP)
  31. LD Mikael Tam 1gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  32. G Laurent Brossoit 21gp, 2.67 .908 (NHL this week)
  33. G Nick Ellis 16gp, 2.93 .913 (one brilliant game this week)
  34. G Jonas Gustavsson 3gp, 3.03 .900 (two solid games this week)
  • This is a good week for the Oilers, because so many prospects had good runs. If you look at the bold players, that is most of the prospect group doing enough to have good arrows.

NORFOLK ECHL

  1. R Jaedon Descheneau 26gp, 9-10-19 (AHL this week)
  2. RC Zach Pochiro 23gp, 3-12-15 (3gp, 0-4-4 this week)
  3. LD Mikael Tam 12gp, 5-9-14 (AHL this week)
  4. RD Frankie Simonelli 22gp, 5-8-13 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  5. L Joey Benik 7gp, 5-3-8 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  6. G Eetu Laurikainen 11gp, 3.77 .881 (DNP this week)

CHL

  1. L Tyler Benson, Vancouver Giants 33gp, 11-31-42 (Injured this week)
  2. RD Ethan Bear, Seattle Thunderbirds 45gp, 17-24-41 (3gp, 4-0-4 this week)


  3. LD Caleb Jones, Portland Winterhawks 40gp, 4-33-37 (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  4. LD Markus Niemelainen, Saginaw Spirit 39gp, 1-5-6 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  5. G Dylan Wells, Peterborough Petes 37gp, 3.13 .915 (two games: .867 and .960 this week)

BCHL

  1. Matthew Cairns 11gp, 1-9-10 (3gp, 0-4-4 this week)

NCAA


  1. RC Tyler Vesel, Nebraska-Omaha 28gp, 12-15-27 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)

  2. L Aidan Muir, Western Michigan 11gp, 1-6-7 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  3. LD William Lagesson, UMass-Amherst 26gp, 2-5-7 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  4. RD John Marino, Harvard 21gp, 1-5-6 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  5. L Graham McPhee, Boston College 27gp, 1-4-5 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  6. L Evan Campbell, UMass-Lowell 26gp, 1-3-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  7. LD Vincent Desharnais, Providence 20gp, 2-0-2 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  8. G Zach Nagelvoort, Michigan 8gp, 2.95 .917 (DNP this week)

USHL

  1. RC Aapeli Rasanen, Sioux City Musketeers 20gp, 4-12-16 (DNP this week)
  2. LD Matthew Cairns, Fargo Force 17gp, 0-4-4 (no longer on team)

    EUROPE

    1. C Bogdan Yakimov Neftikhimik KHL 45gp, 3-7-10 (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
    2. D Filip Berglund, Skelleftea SHL 34gp, 0-6-6 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
    3. LD ZIyat Paigin, AK Bars Kazan 17gp, 1-3-4 (DNP this week)
    4. G Miroslav Svoboda,HC Dukla Jihlava (Cze 2) 24gp, 1.56 .946 (1 good game this week)
      • FISTO Siltanen

        Me too.

        Knowing that he had an expensive RW on a contract that will expire in a few years even if he stays with the Oilers it didn’t make a ton of sense to pass on that Alex DeBrincat kid. Thought what he did with Connor and without should have assured him a shot.

        That’s who I would’ve taken.

    • Mike Modano's Dog

      I’m concerned that Mitch Moroz isn’t even dressing for the games anymore. What are they doing with their prospects down there? I am very surprised that a high second-round pick can’t even get into our lineup, when he should be making hay right now.

      • Dwayne Roloson 35

        Maybe he isn’t in the lineup because he’s not making hay?

        the guy has like 23 points in 130 AHL games. He cant really be called a prospect anymore,

        • hags437

          Agreed..should never have been drafted in that spot. Damon Severson would have been a beauty there tho but hindsight is 20-20. Samuellson, the kid who they wanted instead isn’t exactly lighting it up either so there’s that?? Lol

        • OriginalPouzar

          One of the biggest myths out there in relation to the Oilers organization.

          I’m assuming it will surprise you to know that Moroz is one of two, yes, two, players the Oilers have drafted from the Oil Kings (Ewanyk being the other).

          • wiseguy

            Maybe not draft but they also traded for Brossoit and Reinhardt. 4 players from one team shows maybe the management spent too much time watching and cheering the Oil Kings during the memorial cup run.

          • Petrolero

            I think part of the reason why this myth persists is because some players went to the oil kings immediately after getting drafted. Gernat and Pells (may he rest in peace) for example were drafted out of Europe but came to the oil kings 2 months after the draft. Then u got Brossoit so it who was an oil king but was drafted by Calgary and aquire later by Edmonton via trade. And then there was reinhardt

            I’m sure there are a couple more guys who have been in a similar situation. I guess you can file this myth under “alternative facts”.

        • HardBoiledOil 1.0

          they just took the useless Oil Kings like Moroz and Ewanyk, and traded for Reinhart who’s nothing special either. but yeah, considering the Oil Kings went to the Memorial Cup twice in 3 years, most of those players are having a ton of fun trying to have an impact in the NHL.

          Samuelsson doesn’t score really well in the AHL, Lazar’s NHL offence has almost completely dried up, Edgars Kulda wasn’t signed by Arizona and is toiling in the KHL, Pollock was traded by Dallas to Calgary and is toiling in the ECHL….how this team ever won 50 games and won the Memorial Cup in 2014 is beyond me!

    • Dreadguy

      This has been mentioned before on ON, but what kind of league is the 2nd tier Czech league? I wonder because that Svoboda kid (21 years old, 7th round pick) is ripping it up there. His boxcars are insane. If it is even 80% of the quality of the AHL, we night have something here.

      “G Miroslav Svoboda,HC Dukla Jihlava (Cze 2) 24gp, 1.56 .946 (1 good game this week)”

    • Petrolero

      OK if the Oilers don’t plan on using beck they should move him at the trade deadline while his stock is at an all time high. I’m sure there are teams that would like his size and scoring. Plus at 25 he still has a window of opportunity

    • Jordan88

      Taylor Beck looks like a player the oilers need. A call up candidate that knows what it takes to play any role the coach requires. At 650k a season he is a value contract and the type of player we will need as a playoff contender when the time comes. Chicago has the ability to find these gems and we need to be able as well. Cap constraints will become a thing with Leon and Connor. Not to mention Jesse.

      Jesse is going to be a force can’t wait to see him next season. Or in the playoffs.

      Feels weird saying that.

    • ComeAtMeDog

      Nice video !! What is that 80’s era camera ?

      Keep it up Jesse . He may be back for playoffs boys with confidence.
      That would be great . Oh and Ethan Bear !!! Hope he don’t get traded

    • Petrolero

      I don’t know if this matters but there’s about 9 guys right now in Bakersfield 28 years or older. Add that to the number of guys between 24 and 28 who are not real prospects and it’s seems to me there’s a lot of precious development minutes being taken away from the legit oilers prospects.

      • Nixy

        There are actually only five players on the Condors roster 28 yrs or older. Gustavsson (32), Fraser (30), Hamilton (31), Rechlicz (29) and Fayne (30). This is out of a roster of 25.

        Great story though.

        • Petrolero

          You’re right, Kris newbury is no longer on the roster, neither is Kellan lain, although he won’t be 28 until august anyways. And I xounted Gustavsson twice. So that part of my argument might be a little iffy. Thanks for taking the time to correct me. You have helped me grow as a person

    • Finnish Oiler fan in Edmonton89

      Last week someone on here was complaining about Pulju getting 12 mins ice time in the AHL for a couple of Games and sarcastically suggested Beck and Hamilton were the oilers top prospects

      To them I say , they can’t give Pulju over 20 mins a night if he isn’t earning it as much as others

      The coach has a career to, and losing games by throwing Pulju out there all the time will affect his numbers and diminish his chances of one day coaching in the NHL

    • harborman

      Those are really nice stats from Ethan Bear. Just looked a little deeper and 8 of his 17 goals are on the power play ( maybe he is the right shot,puck moving quarterback we need on the pp ) and he is +20 for the year.

      Also, was really impressed by Caleb Jones play during the world juniors. One, if not both of these kids has a real good shot of making the big club in the next few years.

    • Oilersrule99

      According to the coach of the condors Jesse’s got alot of work to do on figuring out how to play without the puck which doesn’t seem consistent with his draft scouting report which stated he was a better all round player the laine ,had a better 200 foot game . Perhaps the oilers organization demand more defensive systemic play out of their players which is making it more difficult for Jesse to transition to North AMERICA play and that may be why Edmonton is looking to be a playoff team while Winnipeg is struggling more .

      • Petrolero

        I don’t think Fleming is a good coach. The condors are doing worse than last year when they missed the playoffs. The guy has been in the coaching fame for almost 20 years now but only got the shot at head coach with the barons/condors because Nelson moved on. I don’t think it’s working out. I understand the point of the coach guarding his track record but he is also accountable to the organization and the developing of prospects. Nelson had a competitive team with not asany veterans and produced some decent NHL players out of a generally poor pool of prospects.

        That bull crap that pool party needs to learn to play away from the puck is just that. We all saw how good he was up here in that regard. Very impressive and he was plus 5 I think when he was here. So again I don’t think Fleming is very good at his job and is just making excuses because yes he is trying to salvage the season for himself.

        • Oilersrule99

          That very well could be , sometimes I wonder how these coaches produce accountability within their organization with all the politics involved but I saw a good player who could skate at times but didn’t play with enough consistency and a player that did seem to find it hard to play offensively within the system the oilers are playing and many times looked lost in transition but I also saw a player who was not lazy and would make that extra effort defensively but was sometimes trying to do too much .

      • Petrolero

        I really hope Chiarelli gets the farm in order this summer because it’s going down the drain. Organize the prospects, put the right coaching staff in.

        • SSB1963

          Well at least we have a farm team now! For a long time we didn’t and had to share with Montreal. Whose prospects (or suspects) do you think they would want to develop.

    • Kepler62c

      Should they recall Mark Fayne for a game or two and see where he is at? 9 points in 12 GP is pretty good AHL production. I wouldn’t expect him to put up points in the NHL but this might be a sign that he’s found his game again and could be more than a pylon in the D-Zone and be thinking offence a little more often in the O-Zone.