Oilers Prospect Update: Bako Streak is Over

Huge congrats going out to Woodcroft and the entire baby Oilers squad for tying the 2nd longest AHL win streak ever.

Otherwise, in the organization, the kids of the CHL continue to strive.

Let’s have a look at the rest of the system.


  • C Joseph Gambardella 44gp, 26-16-42 (3gp, 2-0-2 this week)

  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 4gp, 2-2-4 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 24gp, 9-6-15 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)

  • C Tyler Vesel 43gp, 4-9-13 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 39gp, 5-8-13 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 7gp, 0-1-1 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Mitch Callahan 46gp, 10-7-17 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 53gp, 9-37-46 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • L Brad Malone 41gp, 7-17-24 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Josh Currie 49gp, 24-13-37 (in the NHL this week)
  • C Cooper Marody 43gp, 13-30-43 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • C Cameron Hebig 51gp, 11-12-23 (3gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 36gp, 4-2-6 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R David Gust 44gp, 14-9-23 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R John McFarland 9gp, 0-4-4 (did not play this week)
  • C Luke Esposito 49gp, 3-13-16 (3gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 44gp, 14-16-30 (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • R Ryan Spooner 7gp, 2-4-6 (1gp, 0-0-0 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)
  • 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 35gp, 5-16-21 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 52gp, 0-16-16 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 51gp, 5-12-17 (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 49gp, 5-23-28 (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 40gp, 2-20-22 (1gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • LD William Lagesson 52gp, 4-17-21 (3gp, 0-3-3 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 (did not play this week)
  • G Shane Starrett 31gp, 2.19 .921 (3 game, 3-1 W with 19 saves, 1-0 L with 15 saves and 5-2 W with 32 saves)

  • G Dylan Wells 9gp, 3.01 .902 (did not play this week)


  • C Colin Larkin 35gp, 1-8-9 (did not play this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 44gp, 3-8-11 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R John McFarland 10gp, 0-4-4 (did not play this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 32gp, 3-7-10 (did not play this week)
  • LD Jared Wilson 35gp, 1-14-15 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 43gp, 1-5-6 (1gp, 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 19gp, 2.98 .913 (1 game, 2-1 W with 25 saves)
  • G Shane Starrett 1gp, 1.99 .963 (in the AHL this week)


  • C Bogdan Yakimov 18gp, 4-8-12 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 56gp, 15-10-25 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (2gp, 2-1-3 this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 46gp, 0-3-3 for HPK (Liiga) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 44gp, 2-7-9 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 47gp, 6-23-29 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • D Robin Norell 47gp, 1-5-6 for Djurgardens IF (SHL) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week)


  • C Ryan McLeod 24gp, 5-16-21 for Saginaw Spirit and 32gp, 12-26-38 Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (3gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 10gp, 2-7-9 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (did not play this week) Injured
  • L Kirill Maksimov 58gp, 37-38-75 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (3gp, 3-3-6 this week)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 53gp, 7-31-38 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (3gp, 2-3-5 this week)
  • RD Evan Bouchard 39gp, 12-36-48 for London Knights (OHL) (4gp, 3-4-7 this week)

  • G Olivier Rodrigue 47gp, 2.41 .903 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (2 games, 6-0 W with 22 saves and 6-1 L with 42 saves)


  • L Graham McPhee 29gp, 3-6-9 for Boston College (NCAA) (did not play this week)
  • C Joey Dudek 33gp, 5-4-9 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 31gp, 5-2-7 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 52gp, 13-31-44 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (did not play this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 25gp, 2-2-4 for Cornell (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD John Marino 29gp, 3-8-11 for Harvard (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 19gp, 3-9-12 for Fargo Force (USHL) and 33gp, 2-10-12 for Des Moines Buccaneers (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 35gp, 4-7-11 for Providence (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 26gp, 3-5-8 for Yale (NCAA) (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 34gp, 1.79 .921 for Providence (NCAA) (2 game, 5-2W with 14 saves and 1-1 W with 19 saves)

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

  • OriginalPouzar

    I watched the first two periods of the game against Iowa that the Condors lost and what makes it sad is that the Condors dominated that game – Andrew Hammond absolutely stole it. Iowa only managed 16 shots and the the Condors probably had 8 or so solid HDSCs.

    What was great to see is they got right back on the horse last night and, once again, were by far the better team – this time taking it to the team they are fighting with for the division lead!

  • OriginalPouzar

    I’d like to post the following tweet from Brock Otten, who is somewhat of an authority on the OHL (and this is before Samorukov had another 3 assist game):

    Dmitri Samorukov has 31 points in his last 29 games. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he might be the best OHL defender of the second half so far. Remarkable how he’s turned his season around after a slow start.

    Reply 13 Retweet 33 Like 127 Direct message

  • OriginalPouzar

    Samorukov has 14 points in his last 7 games and is PLUS 19 in those 7 games. He is spiking massively and he is a 2-way, solid and aggressive, defender first and foremost.

    • FISTO Siltanen

      Seeing his second year success tells me the Oilers would be smart doubling down for at least one year extension on some of their prospects who haven’t lit it up yet. See if they come back stronger from their first season.

      And that 3 ELC they signed Samorukov to as soon as they drafted him…smart!

  • OriginalPouzar

    It was also nice to get Ethan Bear back in the lineup last night – he had missed 8 of the last 10 with injury – a solid return with a couple of apples – one off a huge bomb from the point – Jones has a good shot but its not at Bear’s level – of course, skating is the main thing that may hold Bear back and Jones’ greatest asset.

    • Obcfan

      Thank you for your comments on the prospects every week. I used to love the updates when Lowetide did them and had commentary. Now that it’s just a stats recap I skim it to see who put up big points and skip to the comments for your remarks.

      Much appreciated!

  • JayTee

    Think about our AHL team next year with the following players added:

    Maksimov | Safin | McLeod | Bouchard* | Samorukov

    I’d even look to bring Yakimov back.

    Benson* – McLeod – Maksimov
    Safin – Yakimov – Yamamoto*
    Polei – Hebig – Russell
    Vesey – Vesel – Esposito

    Lowe – Bouchard
    Lagesson – Bear
    Samorukov – Day


    *Bouchard, Benson, and Yamamoto could challenge for NHL spots but I’d give Yamo and Benson AT LEAST another half season and Bouchard the full season.

    Jones and Marody will be on the big team next year, I believe.

    *Starrett will challenge for the back-up behind Koski

    • Big Nuggets

      Lovin Bakersfield right now and I’m excited to see what the roster looks like next year. The defense might have too many players though. We will have Persson likely coming next year, maybe Berglund and I don’t when Kemp or the college guys will get a contract. Not to mention the NHL castoffs like Manning and whoever they add to compete on training camp. Thing is I don’t really want them to trade any of the defense prospects until we see who emerges as the legit NHL players.

      Also I would e willing to bring Yakimov in again. I know most people here have written him off already but I still like him. His stats looked bad because he was playing 4th line early in the year but after he was traded he started getting a few points. Might be a long shot but he could turn into a 3rd or 4th line center. At the very least he could help Bakersfield for a season.

      • OriginalPouzar

        Kemp is 20 I believe and a few years away from signing – he’ll be back in college for at least two more years I would think. John Marino may be close to signing – he may have one more year of college eligibility though – I’m not positive.

    • FISTO Siltanen

      I see Bear in the NHL next year. Bouchard with Persson and Berglund in the AHL. Logan Day may need to find a new opportunity – I hope he turns out to have a good NHL career though.