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Oilers Prospect Report: Konovalov starts in Bakersfield and McLeod is back in offensive form

Unlike last week, nobody went nuclear-like Carter Savoie and put up a six-point game. However, there was good production across the board, with many Oilers’ top prospects contributing to their teams. 

The Bakersfield Condors lost two out of three games this past week, but there were still plenty of positives to take away from it. Philip Broberg is the biggest one. The former 8th overall pick had two assists in back-to-back games against the Ontario Reign and Stockton Heat. The first was a simple pass to Seth Griffith on a 5-on-3 powerplay where Griffith did most of the work. The second came from a shot that Cooper Marody tipped home. Broberg has started his AHL nicely with three assists in five games. 

Ryan McLeod is starting to show off his offensive abilities, again, after struggling to produce with the Oilers for 12 games. The former second-rounder has points in three straight games, with a goal coming against Ontario. Hopefully, McLeod can regain that scoring form he had which earned him a call up to the NHL in the first place. His speed could play a crucial role in the Oilers lineup if he can contribute offensively. 

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With Stuart Skinner in Edmonton, the Condors’ crease has been left with Ilya Konovalov and Olivier Rodrigue. 

Konovalov started in two games last week and came away with a 3.55 GAA and a 0.857SV%. While those numbers do not look good at all, he was unlucky against the Reign. The first two goals went in off his defenseman after he made the initial stop which was unpreventable. Unfortunately, the third one was a mistake by the young Russian goaltender after he failed to catch the shot from the point. Other than that, he played a good game, making a few great stops, resulting in him being the third star of the game. His second start was an interesting one. Two of the goals that beat him were tips, with the other two being mistakes from him. His first mistake was when he fell to the ice, and the Colorado forward took advantage, and then on the third goal, the puck went right through him like he was swiss cheese. Mistakes were made, but he showed signs of great promise, which is positive to see. 

Rodrigue did okay in his lone start. He played in the Condors 4-2 loss to Stockton, in which he stopped 20 of 23 shots. He was screened on the first goal, the second was a powerplay goal, and the third was a 3-on-1. 

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Matvey Petrov had a fantastic weekend in the OHL. The Oilers 6th rounder grabbed himself a goal and three assists in two games. Petrov’s goal came in North Bay’s 8-5 loss to the Soo Greyhounds, along with one of his assists. He followed that performance with two assists in a 4-2 win over Soo. Those assists came on the opening goal and the game-winner. Petrov now has ten points in nine games for the Battalions. 

Xavier Bourgault was held pointless on Sunday against Drummondville, which is the first time he hasn’t scored a point since opening night. However, the Oilers’ first-rounder stretched his point streak to seven games with a two-point performance against Baie-Comeau before it came to an end. The Shawinigan Cataractes forward grabbed a goal and an assist in the team’s 3-1 win. Then last night, he restarted his point streak with two assists in a 2-1 win over Quebec. Bourgault leads his team in all offensive categories with seven goals and 16 points. He’s now 3rd in the QMJHL in points and tied for third in goals. Overall, a very impressive start to the season for Bourgault as he looks to crack the World Juniors roster.

On the injury front, Dmitri Samourkov played for the Condors against Colorado in his first game back from a broken jaw. Dylan Holloway is still out with his wrist injury, and Jake Chiasson hasn’t played yet for the Brandon Wheat Kings due to an upper-body injury. 

Games Played Goals Assists Points
AHL
Cooper Marody Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 5 1 3 4
Last 7 days 3 1 3 4
Dmitri Samorukov Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 1 0 0 0
84th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Dylan Holloway Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 0 0 0 0
14th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Filip Berglund Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 5 0 1 1
91st overall, 2016 Last 7 days 3 0 0 0
Graham McPhee Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 3 0 0 0
149th overall, 2016 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
James Hamblin Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 5 1 1 2
Last 7 days 3 0 1 1
Markus Niemelainen Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 5 0 2 2
63rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 3 0 1 1
Michael Kesselring Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 4 0 0 0
162nd overall, 2018 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
Ostap Safin Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 3 0 0 0
115th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Philip Broberg Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 5 0 3 3
8th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 3 0 2 2
Philip Kemp Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 5 0 1 1
208th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 3 0 0 0
Raphael Lavoie Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 5 0 1 1
38th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 3 0 1 1
Ryan McLeod Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 3 1 2 3
40th overall, 2018 Last 7 days 3 1 2 3
Tim Soderlund Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 1 0 0 0
Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Vincent Desharnais Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 5 0 0 0
183rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 3 0 0 0
William Lagesson Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 3 0 1 1
91st overall, 2014 Last 7 days 3 0 1 1
Games Played GAA SV %
Ilya Konovalov Bakersfield Condors Goaltender Season 2 3.55 0.857
85th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 2 3.55 0.857
Olivier Rodrigue Bakersfield Condors Goaltender Season 1 3.06 0.87
62nd overall, 2018 Last 7 days 1 3.06 0.87
Games Played Goals Assists Points
Europe
Matej Blumel HC Dynamo Pardubice (Czech) Forward Season 14 5 3 8
100th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 3 0 1 1
Maxim Berezkin Lokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL) Forward Season 18 0 1 1
138th overall, 2020 Loko Yaroslavl (MHL) 3 2 6 8
Maxim Denezhkin Lada Togliatti (VHL) Forward Season 15 3 9 12
193rd overall, 2019 Last 7 days 2 0 2 2
Jeremias Lindewall Modo Hockey (Sweden) Forward Season 9 0 2 2
200th overall, 2020 MoDo Hockey J20 (J20 Nationell) 5 2 4 6
Aapeli Räsänen KalPa (Liiga) Forward Season 17 4 7 11
153rd overall, 2016
Patrik Siikanen JVP (Liiga) Forward Season 14 4 3 7
195th overall, 2018 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
NCAA
Skyler Brind’Amour Quinnipiac Univ Forward Season 6 1 2 3
177th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 3 0 0 0
Filip Engaras University of New Hampshire Forward Season 4 2 2 4
169th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Tomas Mazura Providence College Forward Season 3 1 0 1
162nd overall, 2019 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Luca Munzenberger University of Vermont Defence Season 4 0 0 0
90th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Carter Savoie University of Denver Forward Season 6 6 6 12
100th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 1 0 1
OHL
Matvey Petrov North Bay Battalion Forward Season 9 5 5 10
180th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 3 1 3 4
Tyler Tullio Oshawa Generals Forward Season 10 3 12 14
126th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 4 2 5 7
QMJHL
Xavier Bourgault Shawinigan Cataractes Forward Season 10 7 9 17
22nd overall, 2021 Last 7 days 3 1 3 4
USHL
Shane Lachance Youngstown Phantoms Forward Season 7 0 0 0
186th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
WHL
Jake Chiasson Brandon Wheat Kings Forward Season 0 0 0 0
116th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Max Wanner Moose Jaw Warriors Defence Season 9 0 2 2
212th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0