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Oilers Prospect Update: Condors five games away from a record

The baby Oilers are on an absolute tear. A win over the Gulls (and their head coach Dallas Eakins) last night, whilst dunking on him on Twitter:

means they are just five wins away from tying the Norfolk Admirals (which is actually the San Diego Gulls franchise) longest winning streak in AHL history. They continue rolling while Skyler Brind’Amour and Kirill Maksimov are putting up big points for their respective teams.

Let’s check the news:

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  • C Joseph Gambardella 37gp, 23-15-38 (2gp, 2-1-3 this week)

  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 4gp, 2-2-4 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 17gp, 5-5-10 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Tyler Vesel 39gp, 4-8-12 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 33gp, 5-7-12 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 6gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week)
  • R Mitch Callahan 39gp, 10-6-16 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 46gp, 8-30-38 (2gp, 2-0-2 this week)

  • L Brad Malone 41gp, 7-17-24 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Josh Currie 46gp, 21-12-33 (2gp, 2-2-4 this week)
  • C Cooper Marody 36gp, 9-26-35 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • C Cameron Hebig 44gp, 10-12-22 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 30gp, 4-2-6 (did not play this week)
  • R David Gust 37gp, 12-9-21 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R John McFarland 9gp, 0-4-4 (did not play this week)
  • C Luke Esposito 43gp, 2-9-11 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 37gp, 12-15-27 (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • R Ryan Spooner 6gp, 2-4-6 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • C Colby Cave 15gp, 6-12-18 for Providence Bruins (AHL) (in the NHL this week) 
  • LD Jared Wilson 1gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week) 
  • LD Kevin Gravel 5gp, 0-1-1 (In the NHL this week)
  • LD Caleb Jones 28gp, 5-14-19 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 45gp, 0-15-15 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 44gp, 4-11-15 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 44gp, 5-22-27 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 37gp, 2-17-19 (did not play this week)
  • LD William Lagesson 45gp, 4-13-17 (2gp, 1-3-4 this week)
  • LD Jeremy Beaudry 1gp, 0-0-0 (released from PTO)
  • RD Ryan Mantha 0gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • LD Jake Kulevich 24gp, 2-4-6 (did not play this week)
  • G Al Montoya 11gp, 3.09 .879 (did not play this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 4gp, 3.25, .879 (did not play this week)
  • G Shane Starrett 25gp, 2.24 .921 (2 games, 7-1 W with 26 saves and 3-1 W with 27 saves)

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  • G Dylan Wells 9gp, 3.01 .902 (did not play this week)
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  • C Colin Larkin 28gp, 1-8-9 (4gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 37gp, 2-8-10 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R John McFarland 10gp, 0-4-4 (did not play this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 28gp, 3-5-8 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jared Wilson 27gp, 1-9-10 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 34gp, 1-4-5 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jake Kulevich 2gp, 0-1-1 (in the AHL this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 30gp, 3.20 .906 (did not play this week)
  • G Dylan Wells 15gp, 2.86 .914 (did not play this week)
  • G Shane Starrett 1gp, 1.99 .963 (in the AHL this week)


  • C Bogdan Yakimov 13gp, 2-6-8 for Severstal Cherepovets and 32gp, 1-3-4 for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk and Avangard Omsk (KHL) (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Patrick Siikanen 40gp, 16-21-37 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) (did not play this week)
  • LR Anton Slepyshev 51gp, 13-8-21 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 39gp, 0-3-3 for HPK (Liiga) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 39gp, 2-7-9 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (did not play this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 39gp, 4-19-23 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (did not play this week)
  • D Robin Norell 39gp, 1-5-6 for Djurgardens IF (SHL) (did not play this week)


  • C Ryan McLeod 15gp, 4-7-11 for Saginaw Spirit and 32gp, 12-26-38 Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 10gp, 2-7-9 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (did not play this week) Injured
  • L Kirill Maksimov 49gp, 32-35-67 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (2gp, 1-3-4 this week)

  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 44gp, 4-22-26 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Evan Bouchard 28gp, 8-23-31 for London Knights (OHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • G Olivier Rodrigue 40gp, 2.43 .901 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (2 games, 3-2 SOW with 16 saves and 2-0 W with 32 saves)
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  • L Graham McPhee 25gp, 1-6-7 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Joey Dudek 26gp, 4-2-6 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 24gp, 3-2-5 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 49gp, 13-28-41 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (4gp, 2-3-5 this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 19gp, 1-2-3 for Cornell (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD John Marino 22gp, 2-4-6 for Harvard (NCAA) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)

  • RD Michael Kesselring 12gp, 2-3-5 for Fargo Force (USHL) and 33gp, 2-10-12 for Des Moines Buccaneers (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 30gp, 4-6-10 for Providence (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 20gp, 2-3-5 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 29gp, 1.90 .917 for Providence (NCAA) (2 games, 3-1 L with 33 saves and 1-0 W with saves)

Source: EliteProspects, Verified Twitter Account, 01/04/2019 – 12:00 am MST

  • AlexTheOilersFanSince2006

    Say that’s a great idea. Let’s trade Talbot, call up one of Starret or Wells, play them WAY over their heads, ruin their confidence, then whine and moan that “we need better goaltending”, all while demanding they get shipped out of town.

  • bcoil

    Ok the plan is send the NHL coaching staff down to the condors and bring up Jay and his staff ,WHY dos this management team keep bringing the old style coaches that are “all me way or the Highway ” All the successful teams have coaches that know how to talk to the new hockey players .But no we got to bring in a guy who yaps denigrates and intimidates .Just like the last one and the one before that.

      • Muddy

        Honestly I think by know you’d figure out that the problem wasn’t and isn’t the problem with the Oilers. Jay moves down and is killing it with his own team and Todd will probably win 50 games as a head coach next season. No one is having any sort of success with this horrific line up they’ve been gifted.

    • Randaman

      I believe Glen Gulickson should be the next head coach! Enough of the turnstile. Get some quality players (bring back Slepyshev) and build from within.

  • KootenayDan

    Hmm maybe our prospects can develope a culture and bring it to the Oilers when they are ready and show the big shots how to play the right way. Silly things like backchecking and winning battles on the boards. Good on the Condors keep it going.

  • All Ice

    What’s the deal with Logan Day? Highest scoring RD in Bakersfield. Seems useful. Yet I never hear anything about him. Just asking for info from anyone that knows more than myself

      • OriginalPouzar

        Day is improving his overall play – he was an absolute tire fire without the puck earlier in the year but has been looking serviceable lately.

        He is on an AHL only contract but may just be earning himself a legit NHL contract in the spring. One issue is that, in addition to returnees Lowe, Jones, Bear and Lagesson for next year, the Bake may be adding Bouchard, Persson, Samorukov and Berglund. Not to mention that Brandon Manning is under contract and may need to be buried in the AHL.

        We likely will have at least one of those d-men in the NHL but any more than one rookie is too much.

        Is there room for Day?

        • All Ice

          Interesting. Would be a shame to lose some offensive ability to a glut in the minors (especially to manning) when we really need offensive ability in our D line. On the right side too. Appreciate the info!

  • OriginalPouzar

    Samorukov had an assit this weekend – a beauty back-door pass.

    Even without that assist, Dimitri is playing wonderful hockey – a complete 2-way player who’s game is spiking in all areas – physical, plus defender, plus skater who can move the puck. Can’t wait for him to turn pro next year and I’m very excited to see how he performs in the AHL as a rookie pro.

  • OriginalPouzar

    The Currie/Marody/Benson line is just unreal good. They are full value for this production/box-cars. In almost every game they are shift after shift after shift of o-zone pressure and cycle.

    Spooner is too good for the AHL – he really drives offence at will down there.

    Lets not be discouraged with Kailer’s stats – with the kid line being so dominant and Spooner moving up to play center with Joe G. and Russell in Malone’s absence, Kailer is stuck with Tyler Vesel and company and, honestly, he is starting to drive offence and create scoring chances all on his own. He hasn’t been great at “finishing” but Jay W. has stated that is something that are expressly working on.

  • BrandieBear

    Take this as you will and I don’t think they would transition that style to the NHL. the line of Currie/Benson/Marody couldn’t be much worse then our NHL 4th line. Hell its probably as good as our third line.

    I’m sad now that I’ve said that out loud

      • Kepler62c

        Only thing I can think of why Currie hasn’t gotten an NHL shot yet is they know he’s not going to make it up there – he’s worked his way up all the way from the ECHL a few years ago, but something tells me that while he’s worked himself into a good AHL player he’s probably not fast enough for the NHL. Sad, but I think that’s the case.