Oilers Prospect Update: Maximov Effort

Week two has come and gone in the Oilers systems check and we have a couple of transaction to note as the final cuts trickle down through the system.

Beaudry released from his PTO with the Condors. He saw some action with Thunder last year and will be back with them now.

Wells assigned to the Thunder. After a rough out in the AHL he saw much of the same in the ECHL this week. However Wells numbers don’t look great this week but you can see down below the saves he was making in his 4-0 loss were still pretty darn good.

Maximov scorching start. With 14 points in his first eight games, Maximov is on fire.

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Ostap Safin injury. Not much news coming out of Halifax about it but looks like the big Mooseheads add is out with a lower-body injury.

Shout out to the Thunder of the ECHL for huge attendance numbers


  • C Joseph Gambardella 4gp, 1-0-1 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Tyler Vesel 3gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 2gp, 1-0-1 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)

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  • L Nolan Vesey 1gp, 1-0-1 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • R Mitch Callahan 3gp, 2-0-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 4gp, 1-2-3 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)

  • L Brad Malone 4gp, 1-3-4 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Josh Currie 4gp, 1-3-4 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Cooper Marody 4gp, 0-3-3 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)

  • C Cameron Hebig 4gp, 2-2-4 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)

  • L Braden Christoffer 4gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R David Gust 2gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R John McFarland 2gp, 0-0-0 (assigned to ECHL)
  • C Luke Esposito 3gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 4gp, 2-1-3 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Kevin Gravel 4gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Caleb Jones 4gp, 1-1-2 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 4gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 2gp, 0-0-0 (0gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 3gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week) Returned the AHL this week
  • LD William Lagesson 4gp, 0-2-2 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Jeremy Beaudry 1gp, 0-0-0 (released from PTO)
  • G Al Montoya 3gp, 1.64 .926 (two games this week, 2-1 loss and 3-2 shootout win)
  • G Shane Starrett
  • G Dylan Wells 1gp, 5.01 .839 (assigned to ECHL)
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  • C Colin Larkin 2gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R John McFarland 2gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Jared Wilson 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 2gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jake Kulevich 2gp, 0-1-1 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 1gp, 1.85 .950 (one game this week, 3-2 shootout win)
  • G Dylan Wells 1gp, 4.00 .882 (one game this week, 4-0 loss)


  • C Bogdan Yakimov 16gp, 0-2-2 for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • L Patrick Siikanen 15gp, 6-9-15 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 9gp, 0-0-0 for HPK (Liiga) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 8gp, 2-2-4 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 8gp, 1-2-3 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)

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  • C Ryan McLeod 6gp, 1-8-9 for Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (2gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 2gp, 0-0-0 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (did not play this week)
  • L Kirill Maksimov 8gp, 9-5-14 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (2gp, 3-2-5 this week)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 8gp, 0-3-3 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • G Olivier Rodrigue 7gp, 2.91 .875 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (two games this week, pulled in 9-0 loss after 3GA and 7-1 win)


  • L Graham McPhee 2gp, 1-0-1 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Joey Dudek  2gp, 0-0-0 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 0gp, 0-0-0 for Boston College (NCAA)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour  14gp, 3-6-9 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 0gp, 0-0-0 for Cornell (NCAA)
  • RD John Marino 0gp, 0-0-0 for Harvard (NCAA)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 6gp, 0-2-2 for Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 3gp, 0-2-2 for Providence (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 0gp, 0-0-0 for Yale (NCAA)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 3gp, 1.35 .934 for Providence (NCAA) (two games this week, 22 save shutout and 3-0 loss)
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Source: EliteProspects, Verified Twitter Account, 18/10/2018 – 12:00 am MST

    • OilerForLife

      Anton Slepshev’s contract is for 2 years a CSKA Moscow, but I think last year was his first year, and his NHL rights were retained. GP 18 2G 4A +3 as of today.

    • 18% body fat

      i can see the first four playing, but what are you basing Safin on, In his draft plus 1 year he didnt get a point per game, i know its not the end of the world, but it is the Q. Everyone scores in the Q. He is also much more physically mature. What happens when he doesnt have that advantage?

      The kids is a long term project, Think Khaira type timeline. Everyone just jumps on this kid as a prospect because they are thinking it is 1989 and anyone with size is good.

      • ChrisJ

        While I agree he is more of a long term project than short term solution – Safin played on an awful Sea Dogs team last year. He led that team in scoring by 17 points. So no he wasn’t a point per game player, he was still excellent.

      • JayTee

        Safin was playing on a terrible Saint John team. They traded away Veleno, and despite that, still lead the team in scoring by 17 pts. And he was only 3 points off from a PPG, so it’s not like he was nowhere close. I see Safin as a Patrick Maroon, but with better skating.

      • OilerForLife

        Safin is certainly more of a longer shot than the rest. I do believe he still has a chance, and was injured through all of training camp. He has good offence instincts so we do need some of that.