The Oilers Prospect Report: Let’s talk World Juniors

Liam Horrobin
1 year ago
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.
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.
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 PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
Cooper MarodyBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason146713
Last 7 days1000
Dmitri SamorukovBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason10112
84th overall, 2017Last 7 days1011
Dylan HollowayBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason0000
14th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Filip BerglundBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason12022
91st overall, 2016Last 7 days1000
Graham McPheeBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason11213
149th overall, 2016Last 7 days1000
James HamblinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason14325
Last 7 days1000
Markus NiemelainenBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason14123
63rd overall, 2016Last 7 days1000
Michael KesselringBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason11112
162nd overall, 2018Last 7 days1000
Ostap SafinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason9101
115th overall, 2017Last 7 days1101
Philip BrobergBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason1301010
8th overall, 2019Last 7 days0000
Philip KempBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason8011
208th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Raphael LavoieBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason14033
38th overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Ryan McLeodBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason7145
40th overall, 2018Last 7 days0000
Tim SoderlundBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason1000
Last 7 days0000
Vincent DesharnaisBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason14134
183rd overall, 2016Last 7 days1000
William LagessonBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason11022
91st overall, 2014Last 7 days0000
Games PlayedGAASV %
Ilya KonovalovBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason63.110.867
85th overall, 2019Last 7 days000
Olivier RodrigueBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason73.210.86
62nd overall, 2018Last 7 days12.040.905
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
Maxim BerezkinLokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL)ForwardSeason26112
138th overall, 2020Last 7 days2000
Maxim DenezhkinLada Togliatti (VHL)ForwardSeason2981523
193rd overall, 2019Last 7 days3022
Jeremias LindewallModo Hockey (Sweden)ForwardSeason20033
200th overall, 2020Last 7 days3000
Aapeli RäsänenKalPa (Liiga)ForwardSeason2751015
153rd overall, 2016Last 7 days2101
Patrik SiikanenJVP (Liiga)ForwardSeason19538
195th overall, 2018Last 7 days0000
Skyler Brind’ AmourQuinnipiac UnivForwardSeason14134
177th overall, 2017Last 7 days2000
Filip EngarasUniversity of New HampshireForwardSeason14448
169th overall, 2020Last 7 days2112
Tomas MazuraProvidence CollegeForwardSeason7101
162nd overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Luca MunzenbergerUniversity of VermontDefenceSeason12022
90th overall, 2021Last 7 days2000
Carter SavoieUniversity of DenverForwardSeason1211819
100th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Matvey PetrovNorth Bay BattalionForwardSeason22161733
180th overall, 2021Last 7 days3156
Tyler TullioOshawa GeneralsForwardSeason1962228
126th overall, 2020Last 7 days2022
Xavier BourgaultShawinigan CataractesForwardSeason21171633
22nd overall, 2021Last 7 days3112
Shane LachanceYoungstown PhantomsForwardSeason17123
186th overall, 2021Last 7 days1011
Jake ChiassonBrandon Wheat KingsForwardSeason0000
116th overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
Max WannerMoose Jaw WarriorsDefenceSeason22145
212th overall, 2021Last 7 days3000

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