Liam Reddox
Edmonton Oilers

Liam Reddox

Hometown:

East York Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-01-27

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

4th round (112th Overall), 2004

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2002-03: The junior Player of the Year in Ontario Junior A. Represented Canada at the U18 tournament in Minsk Belarus and led the team in scoring.

2003-04: Led the Peterborough Petes in scoring in 2003-04 as a rookie and subsequently the Oilers drafted Reddox early in the 4th round at the draft and consider him to be their sleeper pick from that year.

2004-05: Again Led the Petes in scoring and took the team to the OHL semi-finals.

2005-06: Had a disappointing year statistically in 2005-06 thanks to a major role change from Petes coach Dick Todd. Helped Peterborough win the OHL title but the team floundered badly at the Memorial Cup.

2006-07: The ex-Peterborough winger appeared in 70 games with Stockton (ECHL), his first season with the club. In his time with the Thunder, he netted eight goals and 26 points, adding another three points (2g+1a) in six postseason games.

2006-07: The ex-Peterborough winger appeared in 70 games with Stockton (ECHL), his first season with the club. In his time with the Thunder, he netted eight goals and 26 points, adding another three points (2g+1a) in six postseason games.

2008-09: Reddox started the season off with Springfield (AHL), appearing in 14 games in his second with the club, but he was soon brought up to Edmonton for 46 games. His nine points (5g+4a) with the Falcons were upstaged by the 12 (5g+7a) he tallied with the Oilers. Expect to see him start the season with the Oilers in 2009-10.

Talent Analysis

Reddox has reinvented himself since turning pro. As a junior he was a scorer and a playmaker but as a professional he has taken on more of an agitator-that-can-produce role. He can get under the skin of the opposition with his hard work and chirpiness but has the ability to chip in offensively as well.  Once quiet and introverted, Reddox is now more confident in his ability to play the game and has become a player the coach can be confident in putting on the ice in any situation.

 

Future

Likely a fourth-line player in the NHL.

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