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Oilers Prospect Update: Playoffs?!

The playoffs for most prospects are upon us and now there is a playoff tracker for you to follow along. Big weeks from Cameron Hebig in Regina and Tyler Benson with Vancouver.

In Oilers news, Cooper Marody acquired from Philadelphia this week and Brad Malone was called up to the NHL on an emergency basis. He didn’t draw into any games and as I wrote this update he was sent down as LB is back with the Oilers for tonight’s game as a result of Montoya’s injury. Ty Rattie, still the Condors leading point-getter, is lighting it up in the NHL with Connor McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins.

Vesel signed with the Condors this week as his college career comes to an end. While the Wichita Thunder look poised to clinch a playoff spot in the ECHL.


  • L Tyler Benson 2gp, 0-3-3 for Vancouver (WHL) 
  • LC Skyler Brind’Amour 7gp, 0-3-3 for Chilliwack (BCHL)
  • C Cameron Hebig 2gp, 2-0-2 for Regina (WHL)

  • R Kirill Maksimov 1gp, 0-1-1 for Niagara (OHL)
  • RHD Filip Berglund 3gp, 0-1-1 for Skellefteå AIK (SHL)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 1gp, 0-0-0 for Guelph (OHL)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 1gp, 0-0-0 for Spokane (WHL)
  • LHD Markus Niemelainen 5gp, 0-0-0 for HPK (Sm-Liiga)
  • LC Bogdan Yakimov 5gp, 0-0-0 for Neftekhimik (KHL)
  • G Stuart Skinner 2gp, 1.01 .970 for Swift Current (WHL) (shutout win in Game 1)


  • RC Tyler Vesel 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week; signed this week)
  • C Colin Larkin 7gp 0-1-1 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 2gp, 1-0-1 (did not play this week)
  • LD Caleb Jones 49gp, 2-14-16 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Dillon Simpson 58p, 4-13-17 (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 (in the NHL)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 42gp, 2-5-7 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)

  • LD Ben Betker 36gp, 1-2-3 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Eric Gryba 21gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 48gp, 2-12-14 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Ty Rattie 53gp, 21-22-43 (in 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 59gp, 12-25-37 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)

  • RC Josh Currie 56gp, 19-20-39 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 59gp, 12-12-24 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LC Grayson Downing 48gp, 4-19-23 (did not play this week)
  • LC Brad Malone 50gp, 13-17-30 (did not play this week; called up twice this week)
  • R Dave Gust 49gp, 11-9-20 (did not play this week)
  • LC Joe Gambardella 41gp, 10-5-15 (2gp, 2-0-2 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 54gp, 6-8-14 (2gp 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 10gp, 1-4-5 (in the NHL)
  • RC Kyle Platzer 37gp, 5-5-10 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 34gp, 5-15-20 (2gp, 0-2-2 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 (in the ECHL)
  • R Brian Ferlin 7gp, 1-0-1 (did not play this week)
  • L Evan Polei 21gp, 4-4-8 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • R Anton Slepyshev 1gp, 0-0-0 (in the NHL)
  • R Iiro Pakarinen 18gp, 9-4-13 (in the NHL)
  • LR Pontus Aberg 4gp, 4-2-6 with Milwaukee (in the NHL)
  • G Nick Ellis 20gp, 3.23 .897 (did not play this week)
  • G Laurent Brossoit 22gp, 2.72 .912 (two games, 30 saves in a 4-1 win; called up to NHL)
  • 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)


  • G Shane Starrett 34gp, 2.98 .914 (one game, 41 saves in a 3-1 loss)

  • 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 60gp, 9-28-37 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Zack O’Brien 12gp, 5-7-12 (in the AHL)
  • LC Travis Ewanyk 57gp, 12-16-28 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RC Chad Butcher 47gp, 8-22-30 (1gp 1-0-1 this week)

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


  • LC Bogdan Yakimov 56gp, 8-3-11 for Neftekhimik (KHL) (eliminated from playoffs in QFs by Traktor Chelyabinsk)
  • RHD Filip Berglund 44gp, 3-10-13 for Skellefteå AIK (SHL) (did not play this week; playoffs begin this week)
  • LHD Markus Niemelainen 43gp, 1-2-3 for HPK (Sm-Liiga) (eliminated from playoff contention; 12th place finish)
  • LHD William Lagesson 49gp, 1-12-13 for Djurgardens (SHL) (did not play this week; playoffs begin this week)


  • R Ostap Safin 61gp, 26-32-58 for Saint-John (QMJHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week; eliminated from playoff contention; 18th place finish; Signed his ELC)
  • C Cameron Hebig 66gp, 41-49-90 for Regina from Saskatoon (WHL) (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • R Kirill Maksimov 62gp, 34-46-80 for Niagara (OHL) (Playoffs)
  • L Tyler Benson 58gp, 27-42-69 for Vancouver (WHL) (Playoffs) – alumni of our Sponsor alert!
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 62gp, 11-23-34 for Guelph (OHL) (Playoffs)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 40gp, 21-43-64 for Spokane (WHL) (Playoffs)
  • G Stuart Skinner 56gp, 2.68 .914 for Swift Current (WHL) (Playoffs)
  • G Dylan Wells 56gp, 3.57 .898 for Peterborough (OHL) (Playoffs)


  • C Cooper Marody 38gp 16-32-48 (traded for this week)
  • C Colin Larkin 27gp 24-22-46 for UMass-Boston DIII (in the AHL)
  • RD Logan Day 26gp, 15-23-38 for Endicott College DIII (in the AHL)
  • RC JD Dudek 36gp 7-12-19 for Boston College (eliminated from playoff contention)
  • RC Tyler Vesel 36gp, 11-21-32 for Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA) (in the AHL)
  • L Graham McPhee 36gp, 12-12-24 for Boston College (NCAA) (eliminated from playoff contention)
  • L Aidan Muir 27gp, 4-8-12 for Western Michigan (NCAA) (eliminated from playoff contention)
  • RC Aapeli Rasanen 32gp, 4-12-16 for Boston College (NCAA) (eliminated from playoff contention)
  • RHD Vincent Desharnais 36gp, 0-11-11 for Providence (NCAA) (Playoffs; eliminated from playoff in game against Notre Dame)
  • RD Philip Kemp 26gp, 3-5-8 for Yale (NCAA) (eliminated from playoff contention)
  • RD John Marino 33gp, 2-14-16 for Harvard (NCAA) (eliminated from playoff contention in semi-finals)
  • LD Matt Cairns 10gp, 1-0-1 for Cornell (NCAA) (eliminated from playoff contention in the semi-finals)
  • LC Skyler Brind’Amour 52gp, 10-14-24 for Chilliwack (BCHL) (eliminated from playoffs in QF by Prince George)

Source: Elite Prospects / HockeyDB


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Source: EliteProspects, Verified Twitter Account, 3/25/2018 – 12:00 am MST