Oilers Prospect Update: Doing the Hawkey

Just a weird season for games played so far to start the year through the AHL and ECHL with both clubs seemingly mirroring the big club in an early lack of games played. That resulted in some goalie shuffling to make sure the logjam sees some time in both leagues. Not too many big offensive weeks for the guys as a result but some standout goaltending from Hayden Hawkey and Shane Starrett. An update on a big injury for the Oilers pipeline and few other headlines to check into.

Bouchard first NHL goal – While not technically a prospect yet, the 48-year old (not actually) rookie is coming upon his 9-game window for decisions in Edmonton and making it hard on the brass to decide should he stay or should he go.

Starrett and Skinner swapped – as mentioned, the games played are low in both the AHL and ECHL so far this year and as a result there was a goalie swap to try and get them some playing time.

Rattie out for weeks – The Rattie injury will likely mean that a combination of Marody and a couple of other guys see time in the NHL. Marody hasn’t looked out of place in his time so far.

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Safin Watch – After four weeks of this Update into the season we finally have some word coming from Halifax regarding the status of their newly aquiried Ostap Safin:

Gravel on a yo-yo – Gravel was up and then down this week with an injury to Benning. He looked good playing with the youngster Bouchard.

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  • C Joseph Gambardella 6gp, 2-2-4 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Tyler Vesel 5gp, 1-1-2 (1gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 3gp, 1-0-1 (did not play this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 2gp, 1-0-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Mitch Callahan 4gp, 2-0-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 6gp, 1-5-6 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Brad Malone 6gp, 3-4-7 (1gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • R Josh Currie 6gp, 1-4-5 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Cooper Marody 5gp, 2-4-6 (did not play this week) Called up to the NHL 2gp 0-0-0
  • C Cameron Hebig 6gp, 3-2-5 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)

  • L Braden Christoffer 6gp, 1-1-2 (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • R David Gust 4gp, 2-2-4 (1gp, 2-1-3 this week)

  • R John McFarland 2gp, 0-0-0 (assigned to ECHL)
  • C Luke Esposito 5gp, 0-2-2 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 6gp, 2-2-4 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Kevin Gravel 4gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week) Returned to the AHL
  • LD Caleb Jones 6gp, 1-3-4 (1gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 6gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 4gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 5gp, 1-3-4 (1gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 2gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • LD William Lagesson 6gp, 0-4-4 (1gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LD Jeremy Beaudry 1gp, 0-0-0 (released from PTO)
  • RD Ryan Mantha 0gp, 0-0-0 (did not play)
  • G Al Montoya 4gp, 2.49 .890 (did not play this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 1gp, 2.00, .917 (1 game, 22 save 8-2 win)
  • G Shane Starrett (did not play this week) Sent to the ECHL
  • G Dylan Wells 1gp, 5.01 .839 (assigned to ECHL)


  • C Colin Larkin 5gp, 0-3-3 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 2gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • R John McFarland 3gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jared Wilson 4gp, 0-3-3 (2gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 4gp, 0-0-0 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jake Kulevich 4gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 3gp, 2.53 .928 (did not play this week) Sent to the AHL
  • G Dylan Wells 1gp, 4.00 .882 (did not play this week)
  • G Shane Starrett 1gp, 2.00 .962 (1 game, 52 shots against 2-1 loss)


  • C Bogdan Yakimov 21gp, 1-2-3 for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (KHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • L Patrick Siikanen 19gp, 6-11-17 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) (4gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LR Anton Slepyshev 21gp, 3-4-7 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 14gp, 0-1-1 for HPK (Liiga) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 12gp, 2-3-5 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 12gp, 1-4-5 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)


  • C Ryan McLeod 11gp, 2-11-13 for Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 2gp, 0-0-0 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (did not play this week)
  • L Kirill Maksimov 14gp, 11-8-19 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 12gp, 0-5-5 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (4gp, 0-2-2 this week)

  • G Olivier Rodrigue 12gp, 2.58 .890 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (2 games, 1 win and 1 loss)


  • L Graham McPhee 4gp, 1-0-1 for Boston College (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Joey Dudek 4gp, 0-0-0 for Boston College (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 2gp, 0-0-0 for Boston College (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 20gp, 4-10-14 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 2gp, 1-1-2 for Cornell (NCAA) (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • RD John Marino 1gp, 0-0-0 for Harvard (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 11gp, 0-2-2 for Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 6gp, 0-3-3 for Providence (NCAA) (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 1gp, 0-0-0 for Yale (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 4gp, 1.21 .943 for Providence (NCAA) (1 game, 18 save shutout)

Source: EliteProspects, Verified Twitter Account, 28/10/2018 – 12:00 am MST