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Oilers Prospect Report: Bourgault and Munzenberger are heading to Edmonton

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Liam Horrobin
1 year ago
Since the Prospect Report came on Sunday, there hasn’t been much else to report on in the Oilers prospect world. A couple of guys were selected to play for their national teams, and one prospect has been shining in Bakersfield.
Those are the main topics for today so let’s begin:

Two prospects make World Junior Rosters

Edmonton Oilers fans will get a good look at two of their prospects at the upcoming World Junior Championships. Xavier Bourgault will represent Team Canada, while Luca Munzenberger was named to Team Germany’s final roster.
Bourgault was selected 22nd overall by the Oilers in last years draft. He’s been having an unbelievable season in the QMJHL and is very much deserving of his call up to Canada. In 24 games for the Shawinigan Cataractes, Bourgault leads them with 22 goals and 42 points.
As for Munzenberger, he’s known more for his defensive play than his offensive abilities. Munzenberger is currently playing the NCAA with the University of Vermont and has two assists in 15 games.
A couple of prospects missing out on the World Juniors are the University of Denver forward Carter Savoie and North Bay Battalion forward Matvey Petrov. Petrov is a big surprise from Team Russia. Every week we talk about his dominance in the OHL. I guess Team Russia couldn’t see the value in him having 44 points in 27 games as a rookie.

Konovalov continues to develop 

Ilya Konovalov had a tough start to his time in North America.
He finished October with a 3.5 GAA and a 0.852SV% and followed that up with a mixed November. His goals-against average improved, lowering to a 2.50 GAA in four games, but a bad start against Ontario lowered his save percentage to a disastrous 0.780.
That night against the Reign, Konovalov allowed two goals in 25 minutes on only five shots. If you take that game away, there were signs of growth. He finished with two starts over a 0.920 save percentage and allowed only three goals combined in those games.
December is where it has started to look like he’s piecing things together. In three games, the former third-rounder has a 1.33 GAA and a 0.913 SV%. These are very encouraging signs.
If he can continue to perform at this level there’s a good chance he can compete for a roster spot with the Oilers next season.
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
AHL
Cooper MarodyBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason186915
Last 7 days1000
Dmitri SamorukovBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason14123
84th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Dylan HollowayBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason0000
14th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Filip BerglundBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason15022
91st overall, 2016Last 7 days1000
Graham McPheeBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason15213
149th overall, 2016Last 7 days1000
James HamblinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason15325
Last 7 days0000
Markus NiemelainenBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason14123
63rd overall, 2016Last 7 days0000
Michael KesselringBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason11112
162nd overall, 2018Last 7 days0000
Ostap SafinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason12101
115th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Philip BrobergBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason1401010
8th overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Philip KempBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason11022
208th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Raphael LavoieBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason18033
38th overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Ryan McLeodBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason7145
40th overall, 2018Last 7 days0000
Tim SoderlundBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason3000
Last 7 days1000
Vincent DesharnaisBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason14235
183rd overall, 2016Last 7 days4101
William LagessonBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason11022
91st overall, 2014Last 7 days0000
Games PlayedGAASV %
Ilya KonovalovBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason92.670.895
85th overall, 2019Last 7 days10.920.972
Olivier RodrigueBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason93.490.869
62nd overall, 2018Last 7 days000
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
Europe
Maxim BeryozkinLokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL)ForwardSeason28112
138th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Maxim DenezhkinLada Togliatti (VHL)ForwardSeason3381523
193rd overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Jeremias LindewallModo Hockey (Sweden)ForwardSeason24033
200th overall, 2020Last 7 days1000
Aapeli RäsänenKalPa (Liiga)ForwardSeason3251217
153rd overall, 2016Last 7 days1022
Patrik SiikanenJVP (Liiga)ForwardSeason20538
195th overall, 2018Last 7 days1000
NCAA
Skyler Brind’ AmourQuinnipiac UnivForwardSeason17156
177th overall, 2017Last 7 days0000
Filip EngarasUniversity of New HampshireForwardSeason17448
169th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Tomas MazuraProvidence CollegeForwardSeason8112
162nd overall, 2019Last 7 days1011
Luca MunzenbergerUniversity of VermontDefenceSeason15022
90th overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
Carter SavoieUniversity of DenverForwardSeason16121022
100th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
OHL
Matvey PetrovNorth Bay BattalionForwardSeason27192544
180th overall, 2021Last 7 days1000
Tyler TullioOshawa GeneralsForwardSeason2482331
126th overall, 2020Last 7 days1000
QMJHL
Xavier BourgaultShawinigan CataractesForwardSeason24222042
22nd overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
USHL
Shane LachanceYoungstown PhantomsForwardSeason22134
186th overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
WHL
Jake ChiassonBrandon Wheat KingsForwardSeason0000
116th overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
Max WannerMoose Jaw WarriorsDefenceSeason29167
212th overall, 2021Last 7 days1000
 

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