Oilers Prospect Report: Bourgault takes the lead in QMJHL scoring race

Liam Horrobin
2 years ago
Every week it’s the same names that continue to shine in the Oilers prospect world: Xavier Bourgault, Carter Savoie, and Tyler Tullio. It’s great to see that those players are able to perform at such a high-level week in week out.
For this week’s edition of the prospect report, a few of the lesser-known names will be given some of the spotlight. However, we do need to cover the week Bourgault had in the QMJHL.
Bourgault continues to reign terror on goaltenders across the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Oilers first-round scored eights points in two games extending his point streak to three. He scored twice against the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, including the game-winner midway through the third period. The next night, he one-upped himself with a five-point performance against the Armada on home ice. Bourgault is now averaging two points per game and leads the league in points with 24.
Shane Lachance finally got his name on the box score for the Youngstown Phantoms. He opened the scoring for Youngstown in their 4-2 win over the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. The next night, Lachance grabbed his first assist of the year in a 5-1 win over the Chicago Steel. He’s following in his Father’s footsteps (Scott LaChance) and heading to Boston University next season, which will be an excellent spot for him to develop his game. Lachance is a big 6’4’ forward who the Oilers took in the sixth round in the 2021 draft. It’ll be a while before we see him play within the Oilers organization.
Over in Europe, Maxim Denezhkin had himself a productive week. The Oilers selected Denezhkin 193rd overall in the 2019 draft and is having a successful season in the VHL (Russia). Over this past week, he scored two goals and five points in four games for Lada Togliatti. That now takes his season tally to five goals and 17 points in 19 games. Denezhkin is only five points away from matching his career-high (22) in the VHL, which came last season with Buran Voronezh. He is an unsigned prospect for now, but if he continues his production this season, there’s a chance we see him in Bakersfield in 2022.
Another European prospect for the Oilers is Luca Munzenberger. Munzenberger is playing the NCAA this season with the University of Vermont who is coached by Todd Woodcroft – the brother of Bakersfield Head Coach Jay. The big German defenceman found his scoring touch over the weekend with two assists against Boston College.
Down in Bakersfield, the Condors went 1-1-0 against the Henderson Silver Knights. Dmitri Samorukov scored the game-winner last Friday in his second game back from injury, and Philip Broberg picked up a couple of assists. Broberg now has five assists on the year, which leads the Condors. Cooper Marody, who scored two goals and one assist, was the only other Condor to have a productive week.
Dylan Holloway is still sidelined with his injury and isn’t expected to return to action until mid-December. Carter Savoie didn’t play this week either for the University of Denver as the Pioneers were on a bye week. Finally, Jake Chiasson remains out of the Brandon Wheat Kings lineup due to injury.
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
Cooper MarodyBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason7347
Last 7 days2213
Dmitri SamorukovBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason3101
84th overall, 2017Last 7 days2101
Dylan HollowayBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason0000
14th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Filip BerglundBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason7011
91st overall, 2016Last 7 days2000
Graham McPheeBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason2000
149th overall, 2016Last 7 days2000
James HamblinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason7123
Last 7 days2011
Markus NiemelainenBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason7022
63rd overall, 2016Last 7 days2000
Michael KesselringBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason6000
162nd overall, 2018Last 7 days2000
Ostap SafinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason4000
115th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Philip BrobergBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason7055
8th overall, 2019Last 7 days2022
Philip KempBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5011
208th overall, 2017Last 7 days0000
Raphael LavoieBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason7011
38th overall, 2019Last 7 days2000
Ryan McLeodBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason5123
40th overall, 2018Last 7 days2000
Tim SoderlundBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason1000
Last 7 days0000
Vincent DesharnaisBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason7011
183rd overall, 2016Last 7 days2011
William LagessonBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5011
91st overall, 2014Last 7 days2000
Games PlayedGAASV %
Ilya KonovalovBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason23.550.857
85th overall, 2019Last 7 days000
Olivier RodrigueBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason33.070.859
62nd overall, 2018Last 7 days230.856
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
Maxim BerezkinLokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL)ForwardSeason19011
138th overall, 2020Last 7 days1011
Maxim DenezhkinLada Togliatti (VHL)ForwardSeason1951217
193rd overall, 2019Last 7 days4235
Jeremias LindewallModo Hockey (Sweden)ForwardSeason11022
200th overall, 2020Last 7 days2000
Aapeli RäsänenKalPa (Liiga)ForwardSeason204711
153rd overall, 2016Last 7 days3000
Patrik SiikanenJVP (Liiga)ForwardSeason18538
195th overall, 2018Last 7 days4404
Skyler Brind’AmourQuinnipiac UnivForwardSeason8123
177th overall, 2017Last 7 days2000
Filip EngarasUniversity of New HampshireForwardSeason7224
169th overall, 2020Last 7 days3000
Tomas MazuraProvidence CollegeForwardSeason4101
162nd overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Luca MunzenbergerUniversity of VermontDefenceSeason6022
90th overall, 2021Last 7 days2022
Carter SavoieUniversity of DenverForwardSeason66612
100th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Matvey PetrovNorth Bay BattalionForwardSeason118513
180th overall, 2021Last 7 days2303
Tyler TullioOshawa GeneralsForwardSeason1031316
126th overall, 2020Last 7 days3044
Xavier BourgaultShawinigan CataractesForwardSeason12101424
22nd overall, 2021Last 7 days2358
Shane LachanceYoungstown PhantomsForwardSeason10112
186th overall, 2021Last 7 days3112
Jake ChiassonBrandon Wheat KingsForwardSeason0000
116th overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
Max WannerMoose Jaw WarriorsDefenceSeason11033
212th overall, 2021Last 7 days3011

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