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The Oilers Prospect Report: Let’s talk World Juniors

There’s plenty to discuss on this week’s edition of the Oilers Prospect Report, so let’s waste no time and dive into the thick of it.

World Junior Call Ups

It comes with no real surprise, but the Oilers 22nd overall pick from the 2021 NHL Draft, Xavier Bourgault, has been selected for Team Canada’s World Juniors camp this month. Bourgault has dominated the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 17 goals and league-leading 33 points.

The biggest surprises, though, are the snubs. Outside of the Oilers organization, Brandt Clarke was the most notable admission and a couple of others like Matthew Savoie and Brennan Othman. Also missing from the list were Matthew Savoie’s older brother Carter and Oshawa Generals forward Tyler Tullio.

Carter Savoie has put up great numbers in the NCAA for the University of Denver. The sophomore leads with 11 goals and 19 points in 12 games. He’s also top 15 in the NCAA points race and 5th in goals.

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As for Tullio, out of the seven OHL players invited to the camp, only Luke Evangelista has more points than him. Tullio’s 28 points are also more than Dylan Guenther, Connor Bedard and Shane Wright, who have all played equal or more games than him.

When you have the depth that Team Canada has, there will be snubs. It would’ve been great to see those two in Edmonton, but it’ll still be good to watch Xavier Bourgault on the Rogers Place ice surface potentially.

Quiet Week in Bakersfield

Similarly to the Oilers, the Condors were hit with a COVID scare, which postponed one of their games. Due to that, they only played one game which came against the San Diego Gulls on Saturday night.

The Condors fell 2-1 after Buddy Robinson beat Olivier Rodrigue midway through the third period. Rodrigue gave them a solid start stopping 19 shots for a 0.905 save percentage. That now back-to-back starts for him with a .900 save percentage or better.

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Ostap Safin scored the Condors lone goal late in the second period, with Dmitri Samorkov getting the primary assist.

European Love

There isn’t much talk about the European prospects of the Oilers. The one that stands out is Maxim Denezhkin, who Edmonton selected 193rd overall in the 2019 draft.

Denezhkin is currently with Lada Togliatti in the VHL in Russia. He’s producing at just under a point per game rate with 8 goals and 23 points in 29 games for them. He’s not a big forward at 5’10’, but his track record suggests that he has no problem scoring points.

Dezezhkin is the Oilers fourth-highest scoring prospect behind Bourgault, Tullio and Petrov.

Games Played Goals Assists Points
AHL
Cooper Marody Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 14 6 7 13
Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Dmitri Samorukov Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 10 1 1 2
84th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 1 0 1 1
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 12 0 2 2
91st overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Graham McPhee Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 11 2 1 3
149th overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
James Hamblin Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 14 3 2 5
Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Markus Niemelainen Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 14 1 2 3
63rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Michael Kesselring Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 11 1 1 2
162nd overall, 2018 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Ostap Safin Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 9 1 0 1
115th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 1 1 0 1
Philip Broberg Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 13 0 10 10
8th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Philip Kemp Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 8 0 1 1
208th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Raphael Lavoie Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 14 0 3 3
38th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Ryan McLeod Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 7 1 4 5
40th overall, 2018 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Tim Soderlund Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 1 0 0 0
Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Vincent Desharnais Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 14 1 3 4
183rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
William Lagesson Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 11 0 2 2
91st overall, 2014 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Games Played GAA SV %
Ilya Konovalov Bakersfield Condors Goaltender Season 6 3.11 0.867
85th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 0 0 0
Olivier Rodrigue Bakersfield Condors Goaltender Season 7 3.21 0.86
62nd overall, 2018 Last 7 days 1 2.04 0.905
Games Played Goals Assists Points
Europe
Maxim Berezkin Lokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL) Forward Season 26 1 1 2
138th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
Maxim Denezhkin Lada Togliatti (VHL) Forward Season 29 8 15 23
193rd overall, 2019 Last 7 days 3 0 2 2
Jeremias Lindewall Modo Hockey (Sweden) Forward Season 20 0 3 3
200th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 3 0 0 0
Ornskoldsvik 4 3 3 6
Aapeli Räsänen KalPa (Liiga) Forward Season 27 5 10 15
153rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 2 1 0 1
Patrik Siikanen JVP (Liiga) Forward Season 19 5 3 8
195th overall, 2018 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
NCAA
Skyler Brind’ Amour Quinnipiac Univ Forward Season 14 1 3 4
177th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
Filip Engaras University of New Hampshire Forward Season 14 4 4 8
169th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 1 1 2
Tomas Mazura Providence College Forward Season 7 1 0 1
162nd overall, 2019 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Luca Munzenberger University of Vermont Defence Season 12 0 2 2
90th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
Carter Savoie University of Denver Forward Season 12 11 8 19
100th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
OHL
Matvey Petrov North Bay Battalion Forward Season 22 16 17 33
180th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 3 1 5 6
Tyler Tullio Oshawa Generals Forward Season 19 6 22 28
126th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 0 2 2
QMJHL
Xavier Bourgault Shawinigan Cataractes Forward Season 21 17 16 33
22nd overall, 2021 Last 7 days 3 1 1 2
USHL
Shane Lachance Youngstown Phantoms Forward Season 17 1 2 3
186th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 1 0 1 1
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 22 1 4 5
212th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 3 0 0 0