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Oilers Prospect Update: Fifteen straight wins for the Condors

The water in Bakersfield is just fine from the looks of things. The young Oilers took their 15th straight win last night with a 2-1 OTW over the Ontario Reign. The number now sits at three more wins to break the record for the longest winning streak in AHL history. This week they will play the Coyotes affiliate Tucson Roadrunners on Saturday, then the Roadrunners again before hopefully eclipsing the mark set by the Norfolk Admirals against the Minnesota Wild affiliate Iowa Wild.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the pipeline, a couple of 2018 draft picks in Ryan McLeod and Evan Bouchard have been awoken this week. The news from around the team, and things that affected the prospects was flowing:

Sekera’s time in the AHL done – Sekera has been in the AHL for a conditioning stint that ended today.

Spooner out, Gagner in – The Oilers carried out a trade that saw Ryan Spooner head to Vancouver from Bakersfield and acquires Sam Gagner who had been in the AHL with Toronto

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Gagner called up – Gagner was almost immediately called up from the Toronto Marlies but his numbers with Toronto are listed below

Puljujarvi’s agent speaks – JP’s agent has spoken up and after being healthy scratched last night, the rumors are that he will be in the AHL at some point soon.

Sekera conditioning stint extended – As we see from the earlier new point, the Oilers had to request the NHL allow Sekera to have an extra time in the AHL

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  • C Joseph Gambardella 40gp, 23-15-38 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 4gp, 2-2-4 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 20gp, 7-6-13 (3gp, 2-1-3 this week)

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  • C Tyler Vesel 42gp, 4-9-13 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 36gp, 5-8-13 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 6gp, 0-1-1 (did not play this week)
  • R Mitch Callahan 42gp, 10-6-16 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 49gp, 8-35-43 (3gp, 0-5-5 this week)
  • L Brad Malone 41gp, 7-17-24 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Josh Currie 49gp, 24-13-37 (3gp, 3-1-4 this week)
  • C Cooper Marody 39gp, 12-27-39 (3gp, 3-1-4 this week)

  • C Cameron Hebig 47gp, 10-12-22 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 32gp, 4-2-6 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R David Gust 40gp, 14-9-23 (3gp, 2-0-2 this week)
  • R John McFarland 9gp, 0-4-4 (did not play this week)
  • C Luke Esposito 45gp, 2-10-12 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 40gp, 14-16-30 (2gp, 2-1-3 this week)
  • R Ryan Spooner 7gp, 2-4-6 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week) TRADED AWAY THIS WEEK
  • C Colby Cave 15gp, 6-12-18 for Providence Bruins (AHL) (in the NHL this week) 
  • RC Sam Gagner 43gp, 12-25-37 for Toronto Marlies (AHL) (in the NHL this week) TRADED FOR 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 31gp, 5-16-21 (3gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 48gp, 0-16-16 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 47gp, 5-12-17 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 45gp, 5-22-27 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 39gp, 2-18-19 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD William Lagesson 48gp, 4-14-18 (3gp, 0-1-1 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 5gp, 2.78, .890 (1 game, 2-1 OTW with 19 saves)
  • G Shane Starrett 27gp, 2.37 .916 (2 games, 4-1 W with 19 saves and 7-6 W with 30 saves)

  • G Dylan Wells 9gp, 3.01 .902 (did not play this week)
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  • C Colin Larkin 30gp, 1-8-9 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 39gp, 2-8-10 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R John McFarland 10gp, 0-4-4 (did not play this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 30gp, 3-6-9 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Jared Wilson 30gp, 1-9-10 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 37gp, 1-5-6 (3gp, 0-1-1 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) (did not play this week)
  • L Patrick Siikanen 40gp, 16-21-37 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) (did not play this week)
  • LR Anton Slepyshev 54gp, 13-9-22 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 41gp, 0-3-3 for HPK (Liiga) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 42gp, 2-7-9 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 42gp, 5-20-25 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • D Robin Norell 42gp, 1-5-6 for Djurgardens IF (SHL) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)


  • C Ryan McLeod 18gp, 5-11-16 for Saginaw Spirit and 32gp, 12-26-38 Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (3gp, 1-4-5 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 10gp, 2-7-9 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (did not play this week) Injured
  • L Kirill Maksimov 51gp, 32-35-67 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 47gp, 4-23-27 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)

  • RD Evan Bouchard 31gp, 8-27-35 for London Knights (OHL) (3gp, 0-4-4 this week)

  • G Olivier Rodrigue 43gp, 2.35 .903 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (3 games, 8-1 W with 22 saves, 4-1 W with 15 saves and 7-2 W with 22 saves)
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  • L Graham McPhee 28gp, 3-6-9 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 2-0-2 this week)
  • C Joey Dudek 29gp, 5-4-9 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 27gp, 3-2-5 for Boston College (NCAA) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 51gp, 13-30-43 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 21gp, 2-2-4 for Cornell (NCAA) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • RD John Marino 25gp, 2-7-9 for Harvard (NCAA) (3gp, 0-3-3 this week)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 13gp, 2-5-7 for Fargo Force (USHL) and 33gp, 2-10-12 for Des Moines Buccaneers (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 32gp, 4-7-11 for Providence (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 22gp, 3-4-7 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 31gp, 1.81 .921 for Providence (NCAA) (2 games, 6-1 W with 20 saves and 1-0 W with 21 saves)

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

  • BM

    Edmonton just need to make 1 trade for a solid top 6 player, this will change the whole dynamic of the forwards and make a huge difference in scoring depth. I was reading that Florida is looking to get rid of a big name to clear cap in order to go after Panarin or maybe Stone (if he doesn’t resign in OTT) as a free agent this summer.. They for sure won’t trade barkov and likely same with trotchek so that leaves Jonathon huberdeau. I’d be willing to trade Puljujarvi and our 2020 1st round pick in the summer for Huberdeau if Florida would bite. He’s signed at $5.9 til 2022/2023 and is just under a point a game this year. Then make one more subtle trade (Bear + 2019 2nd rounder for Dzingel) or sign a free agent like Silfverberg in the summer. Imagine what that would do to our top 6:

    Nuge-Mcd-Dzingel ***(or Silfverberg)

    I don’t want to lose Pulju or Bear either but these are the only assets we can move out with enough value but that doesn’t really hurt us in the present. Would also need to clear more salary which is why I’m very keen on moving Russell this trade deadline (eat a mill if you have to) especially with all our young D pushing next year, there’s tons of playoff teams who would easily pay a 2nd for Russell at $3 mill to bolster their backend with solid veteran presence. The oilers need to do this while he has value and in order to have any room this summer to improve their roster. I’d also be trying to move Chiasson (3rd), Benning (3rd) and one of petro, Manning or gravel. As bad as it seems we aren’t that far off with a couple keen moves but it has to start this week with trade deadline approaching fast

    • Big Nuggets

      This team is more than one trade away. There is no magic key to unlock the winning. Best to keep our prospects and add to them. The team will start winning when they accumulate enough good players. They aren’t years away as some suggest, but I think they turn things around when they have young players make the jump and contribute.

  • OriginalPouzar

    Yamamoto’s numbers don’t do his game justice this past week either – he was the best Condor last night and really good for all three games – he’s all over the puck now, creating offence, creating turnovers and drawing penalties. He’s been playing with the likes of Tyler Vesel and Luke Esposito and is driving the line.

    His goal last night showed very good speed through the neutral zone including, importantly, breakaway speed as he split the D and absolutely pulled away – this is something he’s been criticized by some as not having – it was a real nice goal to see.

    • Wadentheshade

      OriginalPouzar. Nice to see you enjoying the up and comers as the big club is hardly worth watching. Always fun watching the young guys working hard to make the big club. Nice to see such positive things happening for the Condors. Hopefully JP joins them soon and gets his mojo back.

      • OriginalPouzar

        I’ve really enjoyed my AHLTV membership and watching so much of the Condors this year – it was nice this weekend that the Oilers played early so I got to really focus on both Condor games as there was only a bit of overlap on Friday and none on Sat.

        I think Puljujarvi will join the Bake when Benning is activated which I think is likely for Tuesday (along with Sekera).

  • Oilerz4life

    Gonna quit watching the Oilers and get a subscription for the Condors for the playoffs, way better investment, that or the Oil Kings, hard to believe the Oilers are done, again.

    The Oilers are pretty much a development team for the rest of the NHL, which is lame, but at least there are the Condors and Oil Kings, Golden Bears and other hockey.

    It would be nice if there could be lacrosse and other local sports to the city of Edmonton, not sure why that doesn’t work.

    There is always the Eskimos aswell, but at some point the Bakersfield thing has to translate to the Oilers, because we know these players will come along and get passed along elsewhere.

    Edmonton needs to leave K.Gretz in development and somehow find a qualified GM to manage the franchise.

      • Oilerz4life

        Agreed. I’m just at the point as a fan where it’s so beyond rediculous anymore that it’s funny. It’s just, how is this actually a thing right now? This really is happening, in Edmonton, real time, right now.

        Has to be one of the worst run sports franchises ever. All the blown opportunities, wasted talent, shipped out assets, terrible contracts and trades, ownership, cronies, the draft, standings, all of it. The works.

        And the fans fill the building every night.