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Oilers announce training camp roster

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baggedmilk
6 months ago
With the pre-season kicking off at the end of the week, the Edmonton Oilers revealed their training camp roster early this morning and I’ve put together a little primer to help us all learn about who will be in town, where they play, and what numbers to watch on TV.
In total, the Edmonton Oilers are inviting 56 players to camp — six goalies, 19 defencemen, and 31 forwards — and with only a job or two available at the NHL level, you have to imagine there will be a lot of guys chomping at the bit to get going. This year, the Oilers have more competition for fewer jobs than ever before and that fight is what will keep me the most interested over these next few weeks. Who will make a name for himself and who will let a job slip through their hands? Let’s check out the list:

Goaltenders:

NumberNameCatchesHeightWeight (lbs)
30Calvin PickardLeft6’1″210
33Nathan DayLeft6’2″181
35Olivier RodrigueLeft6’1″160
36Jack CampbellLeft6’3″207
40Tyler ParksLeft6’6″198
74Stuart SkinnerLeft6’4″205

Defence:

NumberNameShootsHeightWeight (lbs)
2Evan BouchardRight6’3″195
5Cody CeciRight6’2″210
6Ben GleasonLeft6’1″190
14Mattias EkholmLeft6’4″215
25Darnell NurseLeft6’4″220
27Brett KulakLeft6’1″195
72Connor CorcorcanRight6’2″192
73Vincent DesharnaisRight6’6″215
75Alex PetersLeft6’4″220
76Phil KempRight6’3″203
77Noah GanskeRight6’7″209
80Markus NiemelainenLeft6’6″190
81Noel HoefenmayerLeft6’1″210
82Beau AkeyRight6’0″174
83Xavier BernardLeft6’3″205
84Jake JohnsonLeft6’1″192
85Cam DineenLeft5’11”190
86Philip BrobergLeft6’3″198
88Max WannerRight6’3″185

Forwards:

NumberNameShootsHeightWeight (lbs)
8Drake CaggiulaLeft5’10”175
10Derek RyanRight5’10”185
13Mattias JanmarkLeft6’1″205
15Greg McKeggLeft6’0″194
18Zach HymanRight6’1″212
19Lane PedersonRight6’0″200
20Brandon SutterRight6’3″190
21Adam ErneLeft6’1″205
23Seth GriffithRight5’9″175
24Brad MaloneLeft6’2″217
28Connor BrownRight6’0″185
29Leon DraisaitlLeft6’2″208
37Warren FoegeleLeft6’2″198
38Cam WrightRight6’1″191
42Jayden GrubbeRight6’3″195
43Matey PetrovRight6’2″181
45Dino KambeitzRight6’2″212
47Carl BerglundLeft6’3″187
48Carter SavoieRight5’10”188
51Ture LindenRight6’0″201
53Ethan De JongRight5’11”183
54Xavier BourgaultRight6’0″185
55Dylan HollowayLeft6’1″203
57James HamblinLeft5’9″175
61Jake ChiassonRight6’1″165
62Raphael LavoieRight6’4″196
68Tyler TullioRight5’11”180
71Ryan McLeodLeft6’2″207
89Sam GagnerRight5’11”195
91Evander KaneLeft6’2″210
93Ryan Nugent-HopkinsLeft6’0″195
97Connor McDavidLeft6’1″195
Given that there are so few jobs available this year, the thing I’ll be watching most in training camp is how our prospects fare relative to their peers. I want to know how players with a real chance at an NHL gig — think Raphael Lavoie, Brandon Sutter, Lane Pederson — seize the opportunity that’s in front of them, and whether or not they can force their way into being a legitimate option for this hockey club. Only one or two guys who aren’t already NHL regulars will have that opportunity, and figuring out who earns it will be most of the fun this year.
Even though we know that the bulk of the aforementioned players will get cut and sent back to their junior/minor league teams, I’ll be very interested in finding out who will leave a lasting impression once the pre-season wraps. Even though most of these players are a long way away from the NHL at best, the pre-season always does a good job of introducing prospects and depth players into our ecosystem and giving us new names to cheer for as the year rolls along.
Who are you most excited to watch during camp and the pre-season?

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