Welcome back to the world of prospects in Oily Land!
The points weren’t flying off the table as much as we’ve seen in the past. Carter Savoie was held pointless against North Dakota, Xavier Bourgault only played in one game, and the Condors offence struggled to produce.
Now, lets dive into the rest of the news that happened since we last spoke.

Petrov signs with Oilers

The Oilers and their 2021 6th round pick came to a three-year agreement on Tuesday, with Matvey Petrov signing an entry-level deal. Petrov has excelled in his first year in North America with the North Bay Battalion with 10 goals in 14 games to start the season. On Friday, The Battalion forward had a dominant four-point performance against Kingston on Friday night with a goal and three assists. His goal in that game might get Oilers fans a little excited. If he continues his current form, there is a great chance fans will see Petrov in Edmonton for the World Juniors with Team Russia.
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Skinner impresses in second start with Edmonton

By no means was anyone happy with the way the Oilers performed against the Red Wings on Tuesday evening. Detroit jumped on top of them early and was the better team for large portions of the game. A bright spot from that contest was the performance from Stuart Skinner. It’s fair to say that fans didn’t fully know what to expect from him. Skinner had a strong preseason, but in his first start last season against Ottawa, he allowed five goals and finished with a 0.868 save percentage – not good. 
Admittedly, I was doubtful of Skinner’s capabilities; however, thankfully, I was wrong. The Edmonton native was strong in goal, making big stops throughout to keep the Oil in the game. We’ll likely see the third goal he conceded on TSN’s misplays countdown for a while now, but besides that, there was little to complain about. Skinner finished with a 0.946 save percentage and was why Edmonton didn’t get blown out by a young Detroit team.
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With the news about Mike Smith having a setback in practice today emerging, it looks as though Skinner is around for a while. 

Bakersfield’s goaltending duo

With Skinner in the Great White North, the crease in sunny California has been left with Ilya Konovalov and Olivier Rodrigue. A rollercoaster is a good way to describe their performances as of late.
Konovalov had a good start against the San Diego Gulls on Friday. The Oilers third-rounder from 2019 stopped 24 of 26 shots and finished with a 0.923 save percentage making some great saves. He followed that up with a goose egg against Ontario the next night, getting pulled after allowing three goals on five shots. The Condors defence didn’t help him much, leaving two guys wide open to score. 
Rodrigue came in as relief but didn’t fare much better, allowing three goals on 14 shots. He’s struggled mightily in his five games and has yet to finish with a save percentage over 0.870. 
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The Oilers goaltending prospect pool is small, with only Skinner, Konovalov and Rodrigue in the organization. The hope, of course, is that one of those three, likely Skinner or Konovalov, develop to become a starter one day. However, after taking Xavier Bourgault over Jesper Wallstedt in the first round last year, Ken Holland and his scouting team might want to take a hard look at adding to the position in the 2022 entry draft. 

 Tullio extends points streak

Ty Tullio has been fantastic with the Oshawa Generals this season.
Tullio is on a 12 game point streak after scoring in each game to start the season. He leads the Generals with three goals and 19 points as he pushes to make the World Juniors roster for Team Canada in Edmonton. His most recent point came in Oshawa’s 4-1 win over the Sudbury Wolves 
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The Oilers 2020 draft class is turning out promising with Dylan Holloway and Carter Savoie also showing signs. 

Quick Notes

  • Ryan McLeod has been recalled to the Oilers. He played just under eight minutes of ice time in Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Detroit.
  • Philip Broberg had two assists to take his point total to seven on the year.
  • Xavier Bourgault played once for the Shawinigan Cataractes and had an assist.
Games Played
Goals
Assists
Points
AHL
Cooper Marody
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
10
3
6
9
Last 7 days
3
0
2
2
Dmitri Samorukov
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
6
1
0
1
84th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
3
0
0
0
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
8
0
1
1
91st overall, 2016
Last 7 days
1
0
0
0
Graham McPhee
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
0
1
1
149th overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
James Hamblin
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
10
3
2
5
Last 7 days
3
2
0
2
Markus Niemelainen
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
10
1
2
3
63rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
3
1
0
1
Michael Kesselring
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
8
1
1
2
162nd overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
1
1
2
Ostap Safin
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
6
0
0
0
115th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Philip Broberg
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
10
0
7
7
8th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
3
0
2
2
Philip Kemp
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
7
0
1
1
208th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Raphael Lavoie
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
10
0
3
3
38th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
3
0
2
2
Ryan McLeod
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
7
1
4
5
40th overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
0
2
2
Tim Soderlund
Bakersfield Condors
Forward
Season
1
0
0
0
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Vincent Desharnais
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
10
1
2
3
183rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
3
1
1
2
William Lagesson
Bakersfield Condors
Defence
Season
8
0
1
1
91st overall, 2014
Last 7 days
3
0
0
0
Games Played
GAA
SV %
Ilya Konovalov
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
4
3.45
0.85
85th overall, 2019
Last 7 days
2
4.52
0.662
Olivier Rodrigue
Bakersfield Condors
Goaltender
Season
5
3.72
0.837
62nd overall, 2018
Last 7 days
2
4.95
0.797
Games Played
Goals
Assists
Points
Europe
Maxim Berezkin
Lokomotiv Yaroslav (KHL)
Forward
Season
21
0
1
1
138th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Maxim Denezhkin
Lada Togliatti (VHL)
Forward
Season
21
6
12
18
193rd overall, 2019
Last 7 days
2
1
0
1
Jeremias Lindewall
Modo Hockey (Sweden)
Forward
Season
12
0
3
3
200th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
1
0
1
1
Aapeli Räsänen
KalPa (Liiga)
Forward
Season
22
4
8
12
153rd overall, 2016
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Patrik Siikanen
JVP (Liiga)
Forward
Season
19
5
3
8
195th overall, 2018
Last 7 days
1
0
0
0
NCAA
Skyler Brind’ Amour
Quinnipiac Univ
Forward
Season
8
1
2
3
177th overall, 2017
Last 7 days
2
0
1
1
Filip Engaras
University of New Hampshire
Forward
Season
9
2
2
4
169th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
Tomas Mazura
Providence College
Forward
Season
4
1
0
1
162nd overall, 2019
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Luca Munzenberger
University of Vermont
Defence
Season
6
0
2
2
90th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
Carter Savoie
University of Denver
Forward
Season
8
6
6
12
100th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
0
0
0
0
OHL
Matvey Petrov
North Bay Battalion
Forward
Season
14
10
8
18
180th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
3
2
3
5
Tyler Tullio
Oshawa Generals
Forward
Season
12
3
16
19
126th overall, 2020
Last 7 days
2
0
3
3
QMJHL
Xavier Bourgault
Shawinigan Cataractes
Forward
Season
13
10
15
25
22nd overall, 2021
Last 7 days
1
0
1
1
USHL
Shane Lachance
Youngstown Phantoms
Forward
Season
12
1
1
2
186th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
2
0
0
0
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
14
0
4
4
212th overall, 2021
Last 7 days
3
0
1
1