Well, it finally happened.
Ken Holland pulled the plug on Dave Tippett’s coaching status with the Edmonton Oilers and replaced him with Jay Woodcroft, the Head Coach of the Bakersfield Condors. Woodcroft is someone many Oilers fans believe in, and rightfully so.
Eight members of the current Oilers team have played under Woodcroft in Bakersfield, and all had success with him on the bench.
The question is now, can Woodcroft bring that same spark to the Oilers dressing and get the team moving in the right direction.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s dive into the Oilers Prospect World:

Savoie Inspires Denver To Victory

Carter Savoie has had a dry spell as of late, with only two goals in his last ten games before this weekend. However, it’s looking like he might’ve found his rhythm again after scoring a hat-trick against their NCDC rivals St. Cloud State. His goals came at crucial moments for the Pioneers too. After finding themselves down 3-0 after one, Savoie scored twice within the first five minutes of the second period to pull them back. The hat trick goal came at another crucial time, tying the game up at 4-4. Denver then went on to win the game 8-5. Savoie now has 16 goals with 33 points in 24 games. He’s 13th in goals in the NCAA and tied with 2021 2nd overall pick Matty Beniers.
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Petrov Gets “Back” In Form

For a while, we’d talk about Matvey Petrov’s multi-point game week after week. However, he slowed down a little lately but was still producing with a point each game. Last weekend, Petrov regained that form with two multi-point nights. In three games, the Oilers 6th rounder scored four goals and six points to take his tally to 62 points on the season. He had a three-point night in North Bay’s 5-2 win over Soo, in which he scored the game-winner. Petrov followed that up with two more goals against Soo, including the overtime winner. Petrov is now 6th in league scoring.

Bourgault Returns To The Lineup

After the excitement of having Xavier Bourgault crack the Team Canada World Juniors rosters, the Oilers first rounder left game one with an injury and hasn’t played since then. That was until last Friday. Bourgault returned to the Shawinigan Cataractes lineup to face the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He immediately grabbed a secondary assist on the first goal of the game and finished +1 on the night. It shouldn’t be long before Bourgault finds his mojo, again.
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Games Played
Goals
Assists
Points
AHL
Cooper Marody
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
28
13
17
30
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Dmitri Samorukov
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
27
1
6
7
84th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Dylan Holloway
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
1
4
5
14th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Filip Berglund
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
25
0
4
4
91st overall, 2016
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Graham McPhee
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
24
3
3
6
149th overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
James Hamblin
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
30
11
8
19
Last 7 days
2
1
1
2
Markus Niemelainen
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
23
2
5
7
63rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Michael Kesselring
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
27
2
3
5
162nd overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
1
0
1
Ostap Safin
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
22
2
3
5
115th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
1
0
0
0
Philip Broberg
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
26
2
16
18
8th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Philip Kemp
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
28
3
3
6
208th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Raphael Lavoie
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
34
9
9
18
38th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Ryan McLeod
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
1
4
5
40th overall, 2018
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Vincent Desharnais
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
33
4
9
13
183rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
4
0
1
1
William Lagesson
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
11
0
2
2
91st overall, 2014
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Games Played
GAA
SV %
Ilya Konovalov
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
11
2.53
0.904
85th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
0
0
0
Olivier Rodrigue
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
13
3.09
0.886
62nd overall, 2018
Last 7 days
0
0
0
Stuart Skinner
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
8
1.97
0.928
Last 7 days
2
0
0
Games Played
Goals
Assists
Points
Europe
Maxim Beryozkin
Loko Yaroslavl
Forward
Season
15
8
17
25
138th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
1
1
2
Maxim Denezhkin
Lada Togliatti (VHL)
Forward
Season
48
15
21
36
193rd overall, 2019
Last 7 days
1
0
1
1
Jeremias Lindewall
Modo Hockey (Sweden)
Forward
Season
37
0
4
4
200th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
1
0
0
0
Aapeli Räsänen
KalPa (Liiga)
Forward
Season
41
10
14
24
153rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
1
0
1
Patrik Siikanen
JVP (Liiga)
Forward
Season
26
6
4
10
195th overall, 2018
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
NCAA
Skyler Brind’ Amour
Quinnipiac Univ
Forward
Season
28
2
10
12
177th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
3
0
1
1
Filip Engaras
University of New Hampshire
Forward
Season
25
5
8
13
169th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
1
0
1
Tomas Mazura
Providence College
Forward
Season
8
1
1
2
162nd overall, 2019
Last 7 days
0
0
1
1
Luca Munzenberger
University of Vermont
Defence
Season
22
0
3
3
90th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Carter Savoie
University of Denver
Forward
Season
24
16
17
33
100th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
3
0
3
OHL
Matvey Petrov
North Bay Battalion
Forward
Season
39
26
36
62
180th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
3
4
2
6
Tyler Tullio
Oshawa Generals
Forward
Season
39
20
33
53
126th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
2
1
3
QMJHL
Xavier Bourgault
Shawinigan Cataractes
Forward
Season
25
22
21
43
22nd overall, 2021
Last 7 days
1
0
1
1
USHL
Shane Lachance
Youngstown Phantoms
Forward
Season
31
4
6
10
186th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
2
1
0
1
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
46
3
15
18
212th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
5
0
2
2