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Oilers Prospect Update: Condors out and Safin vs Samorukov

The Condors were unable to stop the San Diego Gulls in game 6 of the series, and their record-setting season is over. Tyler Benson finishes as the regular season point leader (15-51-66) followed up by Cooper Marody (19-45-64) and Joseph Gambardella (29-19-48). In their playoff run, Brad Malone shone brightest with thirteen points in ten games. With much speculation surrounding first-year head coach Jay Woodcroft going to Los Angeles with Todd McClellan, the core of this group is signed through next year with Brad Malone, Mitch Callahan and Ryan Stanton scheduled to hit free agency. It will be an interesting offseason for the Condors.

In the CHL, the memorial cup kicked off with both Ostap Safin (Halifax Mooseheads) and Dmitri Samorukov (Guelph Storm) amongst the ranks vying for the nation’s highest major junior prize. Safin’s host Mooseheads kicked off the tournament with a win over the Prince Albert Raiders and then win over Samorukov’s Storm Sunday night. The news for Samorukov’s Guelph team is not all bad news as they will be playing in at the very least a tie-breaker after their win over the QMJHL champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

This update will continue until all prospects are done (For all regular season statistics, click here)

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Memorial Cup (CHL)

  • C Ostap Safin 2gp, 0-0-0 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 2gp, 0-1-1 for Guelph Storm (OHL)


  • C Skyler Brind’Amour 11gp, 2-3-5 for Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
  • L Patrick Siikanen 11gp, 5-3-8 for Blues U20 (Jr. A SM-liiga)
  • LR Anton Slepyshev 17gp, 3-2-5 for KSKA Moskva (KHL) (3gp, 0-0-0 this week) WON CHAMPIONSHIP
  • C Ostap Safin 23gp, 0-2-2 for Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) (4gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • C Ryan McLeod 17gp, 5-7-12 for Saginaw Spirit (OHL) (2gp, 0-0-0 this week)
  • L Kirill Maksimov 2gp, 0-0-0 for Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL)
  • LD Markus Niemelainen 18gp, 0-2-2 for HPK (Liiga)
  • D Robin Norell 19gp, 2-4-6 for Djurgardens IF (SHL)
  • RD Filip Berglund 6gp, 0-0-0 for Skelleftea AIK (SHL)
  • LD Dmitri Samorukov 24gp, 10-18-28 for Guelph Storm (OHL) (1gp, 2-2-4 this week) WON CHAMPIONSHIP
  • RD Evan Bouchard 11gp, 4-16-20 for London Knights (OHL)
  • RD Michael Kesselring 2gp, 0-0-0 for Fargo Force (USHL)
  • G Olivier Rodrigue 3gp, 2.27 .905 for Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
What to expect from Tyler Benson this summer


  • C Joseph Gambardella 10gp, 6-4-10 
  • C Tyler Vesel 10gp, 0-1-1 
  • R Mitch Callahan 9gp, 1-0-1 
  • L Tyler Benson 10gp, 1-6-7 
  • L Brad Malone 10gp, 4-8-12 
  • R Josh Currie 10gp, 1-3-4 
  • C Cooper Marody 4gp, 0-0-0 
  • C Cameron Hebig 3gp, 0-0-0 
  • L Evan Polei 10gp, 2-1-3 
  • R David Gust 10gp, 0-3-3 
  • C Luke Esposito 8gp, 1-2-3 
  • R Patrick Russell 10gp, 2-5-7 
  • C Ryan McLeod 5gp, 0-3-3 
  • L Nolan Vesey 3gp, 0-0-0 
  • L Braden Christoffer 1gp, 0-0-0 
  • R Kailer Yamamoto 
  • RD Evan Bouchard 8gp, 3-5-8
  • LD Caleb Jones 10gp, 0-3-3 
  • LD Keegan Lowe 10gp, 1-5-6 
  • LD Ryan Stanton 10gp, 2-1-3 
  • RD Ethan Bear 8gp, 2-2-4 
  • LD William Lagesson 10gp, 2-2-4 
  • RD Logan Day 9gp, 1-0-1 
  • LD Jake Kulevich 1gp, 0-0-0
  • LD Brandon Manning
  • G Shane Starrett 8gp, 2.89 .889 
  • G Stuarts Skinner 4gp, 2.39 .918 
  • G Dylan Wells 1gp, 3.03 .921 

  • OriginalPouzar

    My goodness, what a performance from Samorukov last night against Halifax. Yes, the boxscore says one assist and a minus 2 but that doesn’t do his game justice. Samorukov was an absolute beast and a wall defensively last night. Aggressive defending the blueline, great stick to break up rushes, always on the right side of the puck and a beast on the boards – he is so good at battling on the boards, almost always comes away with the puck.

    He didn’t have a great offensive game but, my goodness, was he impressive last night.

    Also, I don’t even think I’m exaggerating by speculating that he played 16-17 minutes in the third period – he barely left the ice.