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Oilers Prospect Report: Konovalov starts in Bakersfield and McLeod is back in offensive form

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Liam Horrobin
1 year ago
Unlike last week, nobody went nuclear-like Carter Savoie and put up a six-point game. However, there was good production across the board, with many Oilers’ top prospects contributing to their teams. 
The Bakersfield Condors lost two out of three games this past week, but there were still plenty of positives to take away from it. Philip Broberg is the biggest one. The former 8th overall pick had two assists in back-to-back games against the Ontario Reign and Stockton Heat. The first was a simple pass to Seth Griffith on a 5-on-3 powerplay where Griffith did most of the work. The second came from a shot that Cooper Marody tipped home. Broberg has started his AHL nicely with three assists in five games. 
Ryan McLeod is starting to show off his offensive abilities, again, after struggling to produce with the Oilers for 12 games. The former second-rounder has points in three straight games, with a goal coming against Ontario. Hopefully, McLeod can regain that scoring form he had which earned him a call up to the NHL in the first place. His speed could play a crucial role in the Oilers lineup if he can contribute offensively. 
With Stuart Skinner in Edmonton, the Condors’ crease has been left with Ilya Konovalov and Olivier Rodrigue. 
Konovalov started in two games last week and came away with a 3.55 GAA and a 0.857SV%. While those numbers do not look good at all, he was unlucky against the Reign. The first two goals went in off his defenseman after he made the initial stop which was unpreventable. Unfortunately, the third one was a mistake by the young Russian goaltender after he failed to catch the shot from the point. Other than that, he played a good game, making a few great stops, resulting in him being the third star of the game. His second start was an interesting one. Two of the goals that beat him were tips, with the other two being mistakes from him. His first mistake was when he fell to the ice, and the Colorado forward took advantage, and then on the third goal, the puck went right through him like he was swiss cheese. Mistakes were made, but he showed signs of great promise, which is positive to see. 
Rodrigue did okay in his lone start. He played in the Condors 4-2 loss to Stockton, in which he stopped 20 of 23 shots. He was screened on the first goal, the second was a powerplay goal, and the third was a 3-on-1. 
Matvey Petrov had a fantastic weekend in the OHL. The Oilers 6th rounder grabbed himself a goal and three assists in two games. Petrov’s goal came in North Bay’s 8-5 loss to the Soo Greyhounds, along with one of his assists. He followed that performance with two assists in a 4-2 win over Soo. Those assists came on the opening goal and the game-winner. Petrov now has ten points in nine games for the Battalions. 
Xavier Bourgault was held pointless on Sunday against Drummondville, which is the first time he hasn’t scored a point since opening night. However, the Oilers’ first-rounder stretched his point streak to seven games with a two-point performance against Baie-Comeau before it came to an end. The Shawinigan Cataractes forward grabbed a goal and an assist in the team’s 3-1 win. Then last night, he restarted his point streak with two assists in a 2-1 win over Quebec. Bourgault leads his team in all offensive categories with seven goals and 16 points. He’s now 3rd in the QMJHL in points and tied for third in goals. Overall, a very impressive start to the season for Bourgault as he looks to crack the World Juniors roster.
On the injury front, Dmitri Samourkov played for the Condors against Colorado in his first game back from a broken jaw. Dylan Holloway is still out with his wrist injury, and Jake Chiasson hasn’t played yet for the Brandon Wheat Kings due to an upper-body injury. 
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
AHL
Cooper MarodyBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason5134
Last 7 days3134
Dmitri SamorukovBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason1000
84th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Dylan HollowayBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason0000
14th overall, 2020Last 7 days0000
Filip BerglundBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5011
91st overall, 2016Last 7 days3000
Graham McPheeBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason3000
149th overall, 2016Last 7 days2000
James HamblinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason5112
Last 7 days3011
Markus NiemelainenBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5022
63rd overall, 2016Last 7 days3011
Michael KesselringBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason4000
162nd overall, 2018Last 7 days2000
Ostap SafinBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason3000
115th overall, 2017Last 7 days1000
Philip BrobergBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5033
8th overall, 2019Last 7 days3022
Philip KempBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5011
208th overall, 2017Last 7 days3000
Raphael LavoieBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason5011
38th overall, 2019Last 7 days3011
Ryan McLeodBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason3123
40th overall, 2018Last 7 days3123
Tim SoderlundBakersfield CondorsForwardSeason1000
Last 7 days1000
Vincent DesharnaisBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason5000
183rd overall, 2016Last 7 days3000
William LagessonBakersfield CondorsDefenceSeason3011
91st overall, 2014Last 7 days3011
Games PlayedGAASV %
Ilya KonovalovBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason23.550.857
85th overall, 2019Last 7 days23.550.857
Olivier RodrigueBakersfield CondorsGoaltenderSeason13.060.87
62nd overall, 2018Last 7 days13.060.87
Games PlayedGoalsAssistsPoints
Europe
Matej BlumelHC Dynamo Pardubice (Czech)ForwardSeason14538
100th overall, 2019Last 7 days3011
Maxim BerezkinLokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL)ForwardSeason18011
138th overall, 2020Loko Yaroslavl (MHL)3268
Maxim DenezhkinLada Togliatti (VHL)ForwardSeason153912
193rd overall, 2019Last 7 days2022
Jeremias LindewallModo Hockey (Sweden)ForwardSeason9022
200th overall, 2020MoDo Hockey J20 (J20 Nationell)5246
Aapeli RäsänenKalPa (Liiga)ForwardSeason174711
153rd overall, 2016
Patrik SiikanenJVP (Liiga)ForwardSeason14437
195th overall, 2018Last 7 days1000
NCAA
Skyler Brind’AmourQuinnipiac UnivForwardSeason6123
177th overall, 2017Last 7 days3000
Filip EngarasUniversity of New HampshireForwardSeason4224
169th overall, 2020Last 7 days1000
Tomas MazuraProvidence CollegeForwardSeason3101
162nd overall, 2019Last 7 days1000
Luca MunzenbergerUniversity of VermontDefenceSeason4000
90th overall, 2021Last 7 days1000
Carter SavoieUniversity of DenverForwardSeason66612
100th overall, 2020Last 7 days2101
OHL
Matvey PetrovNorth Bay BattalionForwardSeason95510
180th overall, 2021Last 7 days3134
Tyler TullioOshawa GeneralsForwardSeason1031214
126th overall, 2020Last 7 days4257
QMJHL
Xavier BourgaultShawinigan CataractesForwardSeason107917
22nd overall, 2021Last 7 days3134
USHL
Shane LachanceYoungstown PhantomsForwardSeason7000
186th overall, 2021Last 7 days1000
WHL
Jake ChiassonBrandon Wheat KingsForwardSeason0000
116th overall, 2021Last 7 days0000
Max WannerMoose Jaw WarriorsDefenceSeason9022
212th overall, 2021Last 7 days2000
 

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