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Prospect Update: The CHL kids shine through

Ok, my celebration of Ty Rattie finally getting his chance in last week’s update was slightly premature. Even after leading the Condors in scoring all season, he was only given a sip of coffee in the show and then sent down Friday. His time was short but now he goes back to the Condors in the middle of a desperate playoff push. Speaking of up with the big club, Ethan Bear is the latest Oilers prospect to make his debut in the big leagues.

Speaking of calling up and send downs, Rattie was the only player left on the roster who can join the Condors for the final push.

Meaning guys like Slepyshev and Pakarinen can’t help out the baby Oilers.

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The biggest weeks came from the CHL this week for the Oilers. Yamamato, Hebig and Benson all having great weeks for their respective teams.

Goaltenders in the system had a tough week. Even with a guy like Skinner doing really well on a good team in Swift Current, he had a “no decision” in the Calgary game where he was pulled during the win this week. Meanwhile in Peterborough, Dylan Wells may have given way to a younger man as the team continues to lose and will miss the playoffs this year. It has gotten so bad that Shane Starrett is trying to turn into a forward:

I kid, I kid.

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  • LD Caleb Jones 42gp, 2-13-15 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week) Returned from injury this week. 
  • LD Dillon Simpson 51p, 2-13-15 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Ryan Mantha 41gp, 3-7-10 (did not play this week; Currently injured)
  • RD Ethan Bear 34gp, 6-10-16 (did not play this week; Called up to the NHL)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 35gp, 0-4-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Ben Betker 27gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Eric Gryba 19gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 39gp, 2-10-12 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LR Pontus Aberg 4gp, 4-2-6 with Milwaukee (Traded for) (in NHL)
  • R Ty Rattie 50gp, 20-20-40 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week; Called up to the NHL)
  • L Ryan Hamilton 41gp, 6-15-21 (Did not play this week; Broke leg and likely done for the year)
  • L Joey Laleggia 52gp, 9-22-30 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • RC Josh Currie 52gp, 16-19-35 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 52gp, 9-8-17 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • LC Grayson Downing 44gp, 3-19-22 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LC Brad Malone 45gp, 13-13-26 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Dave Gust 44gp, 11-7-18 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • LC Joe Gambardella 34gp, 7-5-12 (2gp, 2-0-0 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 47gp, 5-7-12 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 10gp, 1-4-5 (In the NHL)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 30gp, 5-3-8 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 27gp, 4-7-11 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • F Mitch Callahan 45gp, 2-7-9 (did not play this week; suspended for 20 games)
  • RC Chad Butcher 7gp, 1-1-2 (did not play this week; in the ECHL)
  • R Brian Ferlin 7gp, 1-0-1 (did not play this week)
  • L Evan Polei 12gp, 2-2-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Anton Slepyshev 1gp, 0-0-0 (NHL this week)
  • R Iiro Pakarinen 18gp, 9-4-13 (NHL this week)
  • G Nick Ellis 20gp, 3.23 .897 (did not play this week)
  • G Laurent Brossoit 13gp, 2.93 .904 (two games, 1-0-1 with 6 GA)
  • G Shane Starrett 3gp, 3.71 .895 (did not play this week)
  • G Ed Pasquale 16gp, 2.60 .910 (Traded to Tampa Bay)
  • R Greg Chase 1gp, 0-0-0 (Traded to Springfield)
  • LD Ziyat Paigin 7gp, 0-0-0 (no longer in organization)
  • RD Mark Fayne 6gp, 0-1-1 (Assigned to Springfield)
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  • G Shane Starrett 33gp, 2.98 .913 (two games, struggling with the team with two losses)

  • G Nick Ellis 2gp, 2.75 .925 (called up to the AHL)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 20gp, 8-14-22 (in the AHL)
  • F Lane Bauer 54gp, 9-27-36 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 12gp, 5-7-12 (in the AHL)
  • LC Travis Ewanyk 50gp, 12-16-28 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RC Chad Butcher 43gp, 8-21-29 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)

  • L Evan Polei 32gp, 8-9-17 (called up to the AHL)
  • R Greg Chase 17gp, 7-10-17 (Traded to Florida)


  • LC Bogdan Yakimov 56gp, 8-3-11 for Neftekhimik (KHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RHD Filip Berglund 41gp, 3-10-13 for Djurgardens (SHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LHD Markus Niemelainen 40gp, 1-2-3 for LeKi (Mestis) from HPK (Sm-Liiga) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LHD William Lagesson 46gp, 1-11-12 for Djurgardens (SHL) (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)


  • R Ostap Safin 55gp, 24-29-53 for Saint-John (QMJHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Cameron Hebig 61gp, 40-41-81 for Regina from Saskatoon (WHL) (1gp, 0-4-4 this week)
  • R Kirill Maksimov 55gp, 32-35-67 for Niagara (OHL) (2gp, 2-0-2 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 51gp, 23-39-62 for Vancouver (WHL) (4gp, 3-3-6 this week) – alumni of our Sponsor alert!

  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 55gp, 10-20-30 for Guelph (OHL) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week; Suspended for a slew foot)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 32gp, 19-39-58 for Spokane (WHL) (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 47gp, 2.43 .925 for Swift Current from Lethbridge (WHL) (four games, two wins and one loss. Calgary win in which he got pulled after 3 goals on 9 shots)
  • G Dylan Wells 51gp, 3.44 .902 for Peterborough (OHL) (one game, Peterborough is pretty bad)
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  • JD Dudek 33gp 6-11-17 for Boston College (traded for this week)
  • RC Tyler Vesel 34gp, 11-20-31 for Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Graham McPhee 34gp, 12-9-21 for Boston College (NCAA) (did not play this week)
  • L Aidan Muir 25gp, 4-8-12 for Western Michigan (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RC Aapeli Rasanen 29gp, 4-10-14 for Boston College (NCAA) (did not play this week)
  • RHD Vincent Desharnais 32gp, 0-10-10 for Providence (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 26gp, 3-5-8 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD John Marino 29gp, 2-11-13 for Harvard (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Matt Cairns 10gp, 1-0-1 for Cornell (NCAA) (did not play this week)
  • LC Skyler Brind’Amour 52gp, 10-14-24 for Chilliwack (BCHL) (did not play this week)

Source: Elite Prospects / HockeyDB


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