Oilers Prospect Update: Playoffs are coming

The other Oilers are heading towards playoffs. The statistical break down is below, but first, let’s see some news from around ON this week:

Joey is called up

Dusty loves Dmitiri

Praise for Marody

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


  • C Joseph Gambardella 48gp, 27-18-45 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week) CALLED UP TO NHL
  • R Jesse Puljujarvi 4gp, 2-2-4 (in the NHL this week)
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 26gp, 10-7-17 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • C Tyler Vesel 51gp, 5-12-17 (2gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • L Evan Polei 43gp, 8-10-18 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • L Nolan Vesey 9gp, 0-2-2 (1gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R Mitch Callahan 51gp, 12-13-25 (2gp, 1-4-5 this week)
  • L Tyler Benson 58gp, 13-42-55 (2gp, 2-3-5 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 48gp, 15-36-51 (2gp, 1-2-3 this week)
  • C Cameron Hebig 56gp, 11-14-25 (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • L Braden Christoffer 40gp, 5-3-8 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • R David Gust 49gp, 16-13-29 (2gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • R John McFarland 9gp, 0-0-0 (did not play this week)
  • C Luke Esposito 54gp, 3-15-18 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Patrick Russell 48gp, 17-19-36 (1gp, 0-0-0 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 40gp, 5-18-23 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Keegan Lowe 57gp, 0-17-17 (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Ryan Stanton 54gp, 5-14-19 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Logan Day 54gp, 6-26-32 (2gp, 0-1-1 this week)
  • RD Ethan Bear 45gp, 4-24-28 (2gp, 2-2-4 this week)

  • LD William Lagesson 57gp, 7-18-25 (2gp, 1-0-1 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)
  • LD Brandon Manning 4gp, 0-0-0 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • G Al Montoya 11gp, 3.09 .879 (did not play this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 6gp, 2.99, .879 (0 game,
  • G Shane Starrett 35gp, 2.22 .921 (2 games, 5-4 OTL with 28 saves and 7-0 W with 23 saves)
  • G Dylan Wells 9gp, 3.01 .902 (did not play this week)
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  • C Colin Larkin 39gp, 2-10-12 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • R Ryan Van Stralen 48gp, 6-8-14 (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 40gp, 1-15-16 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Marc-Olivier Crevier-Morin 47gp, 1-5-6 (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • LD Jake Kulevich 2gp, 0-1-1 (in the AHL this week)
  • G Stuart Skinner 31gp, 2.99 .905 (1 game, 3-2 L with 21 saves)
  • G Dylan Wells 22gp, 3.04 .912 (did not play this week)
  • 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 41gp, 17-22-39 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga) (did not play this week)
  • LR Anton Slepyshev 56gp, 15-10-25 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (did not play this week)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 49gp, 1-4-5 for HPK (Liiga) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Filip Berglund 52gp, 2-7-9 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL) (2gp, 0-2-2 this week)
  • RD Joel Persson 50gp, 6-25-31 for Vaxjo Lakers HC (SHL) (did not play this week)
  • D Robin Norell 52gp, 1-5-6 for Djurgardens IF (SHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)


  • C Ryan McLeod 29gp, 7-17-24 for Saginaw Spirit and 32gp, 12-26-38 Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • C Ostap Safin 14gp, 3-8-11 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)
  • L Kirill Maksimov 63gp, 40-39-79 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) (2gp, 1-0-1 this week)

  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 59gp, 9-34-43 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (3gp, 1-1-2 this week)

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  • RD Evan Bouchard 42gp, 15-36-51 for London Knights (OHL) (2gp, 2-0-2 this week)

  • G Olivier Rodrigue 48gp, 2.41 .903 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL) (did not play this week)
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  • L Graham McPhee 29gp, 3-6-9 for Boston College (NCAA) (did not play this week)
  • C Joey Dudek 35gp, 6-4-10 for Boston College (NCAA) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Aapeli Rasanen 33gp, 5-2-7 for Boston College (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 52gp, 13-31-44 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) (did not play this week)
  • LD Matthew Cairns 26gp, 2-2-4 for Cornell (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD John Marino 30gp, 3-8-11 for Harvard (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 23gp, 5-9-14 for Fargo Force (USHL) and 33gp, 2-10-12 for Des Moines Buccaneers (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • RD Vincent Desharnais 37gp, 5-7-12 for Providence (NCAA) (1gp, 1-0-1 this week)
  • RD Philip Kemp 29gp, 3-5-8 for Yale (NCAA) (1gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • G Hayden Hawkey 36gp, 1.83 .921 for Providence (NCAA) (2 games, 5-4 W with 25 saves and 4-3 L with 23 saves

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

  • OriginalPouzar

    Providence lost the rubber match to Boston College yesterday finishing up their season and Hayden Hawkey’s college career – I’m looking for him to sign with the Oilers in the coming days/weeks.

  • OriginalPouzar

    I’m not positive those AHL numbers are right (for example, Yamamoto didn’t play this past week) – I’ll give Dan a break given this was posted from 1am from Vegas.

    Anyways, a 7-0 win with the forward depth so depleted is a testament to the top line and the depth of this Condors’ team and Jay W’s staff. Yammaoto was out (should be back next week) as was P. Russell (he’ll be out a bit longer) and Currie, Malone and Joe G were all up in the NHL). Logan Day moved up to play the wing and they still won 7-0.

    Unreal this team.

  • OriginalPouzar

    Bouchard finishes the season with the second highest point total ever for a London Knight’s d-man. He should have a solid year in the AHL working on his game away from the puck.

  • OriginalPouzar

    OHL playoffs start later this week. Each of London (Bouchard), Guelph (Samorukov), Saginaw (McLeod) and Niagara (Maksimov) are on powerhouse teams that are favored in the first round.

    I’m a bit torn on if I want these teams to go far to give the guys playoff success or if I want them eliminated so they can join the Condors.

    I’m not sure what is best for their development or if they would even get in to the Condors lineup (in particular the d-men, its already so crowded).

  • Ass Eatn Szn 69

    seeing how the simpsons confirmed last night that Calgary is indeed Shelbyville, here is a list of the Springfield tire fire

    Braden Christoffer
    Keegan Lowe
    Colin Larkin
    Nolan Vesey
    Markus Niemelainen
    Joey Dudek
    Skyler Brind’Amour
    Matthew Cairns

    What a waste of picks and contracts.

    • OriginalPouzar

      Do you posit that the AHL affiliate of any other NHL team isn’t full of players like this that aren’t “real prospects”? I’m quite certain that that type of list is indicative of most franchises and would posit that having the following 7 players being legit NHL prospects, its quite good:

      Benson, Marody, Yamamoto, Joe G.
      Lagesson, Jones, Bear

      The following legit NHL prospects will be added next year as well

      Samorukov, Bouchard
      Maksimov, McLeod, Safin

      • Ass Eatn Szn 69

        the problem is they arent drafting or have not had a historical good drafting in the 2nd to 4th rounds. So instead of drooling over neimelainen size, picking Carins a BCHL kid without a history of offence, or drafting Brindamour or picking up lowe because of his name, draft skill. Vessey and Larkin were signed because of their brothers, and have never shown the ability to produce offence at any competitive level. And they still arent in the ECHL. Horrible horrible bets. Play the odds, draft and sign skilled players, you will hit more than taking a flyer on size or utility.

        • OriginalPouzar

          I don’t disagree with any of that, however, there was a clear organizational switch to start focussing on skill at the draft when Chiarelli and Gretzky took over the drafting. Further, these guys are being developed properly and the following all have great up arrows:

          Maksimov – 5th round
          Samorukov – 3rd round
          Jones – 4th round
          Bear – 5th round
          Lagesson – 4th round (I think he was a MacT pick though)

    • Obcfan

      Yes please. Pouzar for Pres (of prospect updates). Make Prospect Updates Great Again.

      My favorite article when Lowetide wrote it and favorite again with OP comments