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Led by Cale Makar, AJHL sees highest number of players selected since 2012

This past year was a special one for the Alberta Junior Hockey League as three players were selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. In the first round, the Colorado Avalanche made history by selecting Cale Makar from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits. Makar broke the AJHL’s record for highest drafted player which had been previous…

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Looking at the Oilers moves on day two of the draft

Friday night saw the Edmonton Oilers use their first round selection on Spokane Chief Kailer Yamamoto. The smallest ever first-round selection put up some great numbers in the WHL last year as a top-10 scorer. Last night, Yamamoto told media members that he told the Edmonton Oilers at the combine dinner that “you gotta draft me,…

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Edmonton Oilers select Kailer Yamamoto with the 22nd pick

What a strange feeling. It took over two hours of waiting around, but the Edmonton Oilers have finally made their first pick at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. With the 22nd overall pick, the Oilers selected Kailer Yamamoto from the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL. Yamamoto, a 5’9 center/left winger, scored 42 goals and 57 assists…

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The Roundup

Looking back at the expansion draft, the Oilers trade Jordan Eberle, McDavid wins everything, Matthews scores the Calder, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Oilers Prospect Pool (Forwards) Entering Draft 2017

The Edmonton Oilers traded Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome today, a cost cutting move in front of the Leon Draisaitl contract (this fall) and the Connor McDavid deal (next fall). One way for the organization to achieve more efficient cost certainty for support players is a thriving draft and development program. Picture if you will…

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Oilers release 17-18 schedule

Hidden through the flurry of an expansion draft and a Jordan Eberle trade, the NHL and the Edmonton Oilers released the schedule for 2017-2018. The Oilers season will kick off with a home opener against the Calgary Flames in the Battle of Alberta on Wednesday, October 4th. A matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights on…

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Report: Vegas to select Reinhart

As the Vegas Golden Knights preparing to select their team tonight, reports are surfacing with information about who they will be taking. According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, the Golden Knights will select Oiler Griffin Reinhart. The Oilers initially acquired the former Edmonton Oil King from the New York Islanders at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

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Oilers’ Home Opener Announced

Mark your calendars, Oilers fans because the 2017-18 season is kicking off on October 4th at Rogers Place against the Calgary Flames. That means you have 105 days to wait, get yourselves hydrated, give your livers a break, and plan your Flame related taunting before the NHL kicks off for real.