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Oilers Prospect Report: Condors Find a Way

It’s all doom and gloom in Edmonton, and the Oilers can’t figure it out. Now, let’s see if this prospect report can give us all a bit of glimmer of hope. 

Before we get into it, Dylan Holloway has been cleared from COVID protocol and is heading down to Bakersfield. Finally, we get to see the Oilers first-round get in some game action. By most reports, fans should expect to see Holloway back in Edmonton at some point this year. Action down in Bakersfield will be essential for him to get his feet back underneath. 

Now, let’s take a look at everyone else: 

The Berta Boy Returns

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back to the main stage from the University of Denver, Carter Savoie! 

Savoie returned to the Pioneers lineup for the first time since before Christmas and made an immediate impact. The University of Denver went head-to-head with the University of Nebraska-Omaha 5-2 and 4-0. Savoie came away with one goal and four points from their weekend series. 

His one assist to teammate Brett Stapley was a nasty no-look backhand from down low. 

https://twitter.com/DU_Hockey/status/1482898590749974529?s=20

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Savoie was recently named a Hobey Baker Award finalist, and you can now vote for the Oilers prospect to win. Simply click right HERE to vote. 

Condors Find A Way

It doesn’t matter what you throw at Jay Woodcroft and his Bakersfield Condors team, and they continue to solve each problem that comes their way and prevails.

On Wednesday, Vincent Desharnais, Ostap Safin, Kaldis, Cooper Marody, Dimitri Samorukov, Tim Soderlund and Matteo Gennaro. Along with Stuart Skinner also being with the Edmonton Oilers. 

Despite missing nine players, they won the game 6-3 and were even down 2-0 at one point. They battled back, scoring five unanswered goals. A win like that will help bring a team together, that’s for sure. Philip Broberg had a good game offensively, grabbing a couple of assists to take his tally to 16 points on the year. 

Let’s give some credit to James Hamblin too. Hamblin is a 22-year-old forward from Edmonton in his second season with the Condors. He’s always had a knack for scoring 115 WHL goals to his name, all with the Medicine Hat Tigers. This year, he’s already surpassed his goal total from last year (7) and looks well on his way to a solid year with the Condors. It might be worth Holland and his team considering signing this guy to a two-way contract over the summer. 

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What Would You Do?

Ken Holland has made it quite clear that he doesn’t want to move one of his prospects; HOWEVER, it’s going to be extremely difficult for him to make any deal without including at least one prospect. One because the Oilers actually have about 6 to 10 good prospects, and two, Holland doesn’t have a 2nd or 3rd round pick to play with this year. Future picks are in play and this year’s first, too. 

My question to you is if you were Ken Holland, which top Oilers prospect would you be willing to move? 

This might be a hot take, but I think I would allow Xavier Bourgault to walk. Not because I don’t think he’ll be a great Oilers, but because the organization has done a great job of finding those later round guys. With Matvey Petrov, Tyler Tullio, and Carter Savoie still stored away, and you can run the risk of moving Bourgault for a bigger prize. Plus, all three of those guys are older, so perhaps they could play sooner than him. I am sure if this actually happened, it would make not taking Jesper Wallstedt even worse, but hey, it is what it is now.  

I’ll propose this question on my Twitter to @LiamHorrobin, so if you’re reading this respond to my tweet and let me know. 

Games Played Goals Assists Points
AHL
Cooper Marody Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 25 12 14 26
Last 7 days 1 0 1 1
Dmitri Samorukov Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 20 1 5 6
84th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 0 0 3 3
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 21 0 3 3
91st overall, 2016 Last 7 days 2 0 1 1
Graham McPhee Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 22 2 2 4
149th overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 0 1 1
James Hamblin Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 23 8 5 13
Last 7 days 2 3 0 3
Markus Niemelainen Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 16 1 2 3
63rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
Michael Kesselring Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 20 1 3 4
162nd overall, 2018 Last 7 days 2 0 1 1
Ostap Safin Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 20 2 2 4
115th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 1 0 1 1
Philip Broberg Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 22 2 14 16
8th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 2 0 3 3
Philip Kemp Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 21 3 3 6
208th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 2 3 1 4
Raphael Lavoie Bakersfield Condors Forward Season 27 6 6 12
38th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 2 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 7 0 0 0
Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
Vincent Desharnais Bakersfield Condors Defence Season 26 3 7 10
183rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 0 2 2
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 10 2.48 0.9
85th overall, 2019 Last 7 days 0 1 0.952
Olivier Rodrigue Bakersfield Condors Goaltender Season 11 3.2 0.88
62nd overall, 2018 Last 7 days 2 2 0.926
Stuart Skinner Bakersfield Condors Goaltender Season 8 1.96 0.925
Last 7 days 0 0 0
Games Played Goals Assists Points
Europe
Maxim Beryozkin Lokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL) Forward Season 30 1 1 2
138th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Maxim Denezhkin Lada Togliatti (VHL) Forward Season 42 12 18 30
193rd overall, 2019 Last 7 days 2 1 2 3
Jeremias Lindewall Modo Hockey (Sweden) Forward Season 29 0 4 4
200th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 0 0 0
Aapeli Räsänen KalPa (Liiga) Forward Season 35 6 13 19
153rd overall, 2016 Last 7 days 1 1 1 2
Patrik Siikanen JVP (Liiga) Forward Season 26 6 4 10
195th overall, 2018 Last 7 days 1 0 0 0
NCAA
Skyler Brind’ Amour Quinnipiac Univ Forward Season 20 2 7 9
177th overall, 2017 Last 7 days 3 1 2 3
Filip Engaras University of New Hampshire Forward Season 21 4 8 12
169th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 0 1 1
Tomas Mazura Providence College Forward Season 8 1 1 2
162nd overall, 2019 Last 7 days 0 0 1 1
Luca Munzenberger University of Vermont Defence Season 16 0 2 2
90th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
Carter Savoie University of Denver Forward Season 18 13 13 26
100th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 2 1 3 4
OHL
Matvey Petrov North Bay Battalion Forward Season 35 22 34 56
180th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 3 1 1 2
Tyler Tullio Oshawa Generals Forward Season 32 17 30 47
126th overall, 2020 Last 7 days 4 3 3 6
QMJHL
Xavier Bourgault Shawinigan Cataractes Forward Season 24 22 20 42
22nd overall, 2021 Last 7 days 0 0 0 0
USHL
Shane Lachance Youngstown Phantoms Forward Season 27 3 4 7
186th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 0 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 38 3 9 12
212th overall, 2021 Last 7 days 4 1 0 1

 

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