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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Played
Goals
Assists
Points
AHL
Cooper Marody
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
3
4
7
Last 7 days
2
2
1
3
Dmitri Samorukov
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
3
1
0
1
84th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
1
0
1
Dylan Holloway
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
0
0
0
0
14th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Filip Berglund
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
7
0
1
1
91st overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Graham McPhee
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
2
0
0
0
149th overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
James Hamblin
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
1
2
3
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Markus Niemelainen
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
7
0
2
2
63rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Michael Kesselring
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
6
0
0
0
162nd overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Ostap Safin
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
4
0
0
0
115th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
1
0
0
0
Philip Broberg
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
7
0
5
5
8th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
2
0
2
2
Philip Kemp
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
5
0
1
1
208th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Raphael Lavoie
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
0
1
1
38th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Ryan McLeod
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
5
1
2
3
40th overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Tim Soderlund
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
1
0
0
0
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Vincent Desharnais
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
7
0
1
1
183rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
William Lagesson
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
5
0
1
1
91st overall, 2014
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Games Played
GAA
SV %
Ilya Konovalov
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
2
3.55
0.857
85th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
0
0
0
Olivier Rodrigue
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
3
3.07
0.859
62nd overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
3
0.856
Games Played
Goals
Assists
Points
Europe
Maxim Berezkin
Lokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL)
Forward
Season
19
0
1
1
138th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
1
0
1
1
Maxim Denezhkin
Lada Togliatti (VHL)
Forward
Season
19
5
12
17
193rd overall, 2019
Last 7 days
4
2
3
5
Jeremias Lindewall
Modo Hockey (Sweden)
Forward
Season
11
0
2
2
200th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Aapeli Räsänen
KalPa (Liiga)
Forward
Season
20
4
7
11
153rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
3
0
0
0
Patrik Siikanen
JVP (Liiga)
Forward
Season
18
5
3
8
195th overall, 2018
Last 7 days
4
4
0
4
NCAA
Skyler Brind’Amour
Quinnipiac Univ
Forward
Season
8
1
2
3
177th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Filip Engaras
University of New Hampshire
Forward
Season
7
2
2
4
169th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
3
0
0
0
Tomas Mazura
Providence College
Forward
Season
4
1
0
1
162nd overall, 2019
Last 7 days
1
0
0
0
Luca Munzenberger
University of Vermont
Defence
Season
6
0
2
2
90th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
2
0
2
2
Carter Savoie
University of Denver
Forward
Season
6
6
6
12
100th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
OHL
Matvey Petrov
North Bay Battalion
Forward
Season
11
8
5
13
180th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
2
3
0
3
Tyler Tullio
Oshawa Generals
Forward
Season
10
3
13
16
126th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
3
0
4
4
QMJHL
Xavier Bourgault
Shawinigan Cataractes
Forward
Season
12
10
14
24
22nd overall, 2021
Last 7 days
2
3
5
8
USHL
Shane Lachance
Youngstown Phantoms
Forward
Season
10
1
1
2
186th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
3
1
1
2
WHL
Jake Chiasson
Brandon Wheat Kings
Forward
Season
0
0
0
0
116th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Max Wanner
Moose Jaw Warriors
Defence
Season
11
0
3
3
212th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
3
0
1
1