Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
  • Size and depth on the blueline
  • Wingers with a wide range of skills
  • Lack of size, depth down the middle
  • No bonafide power play QB on the blueline
  • Lack of elite goaltending prospect

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

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Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
Playing in NCAA
Playing in Europe
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
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League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Nick Ellis Pro 7.5 D
2. Laurent Brossoit Pro 7.0 C
3. Eetu Laurikainen Pro 6.5 C
4. Zach Nagelvoort NCAA 6.5 D
5. Miroslav Svoboda Europe 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Patrick Russell Pro 7.0 D
2. Tyler Pitlick Pro 6.5 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jujhar Khaira Pro 7.0 C
2. Daniil Zharkov 7.0 F
3. Anton Slepyshev Pro 6.5 C
4. Jere Sallinen Pro 6.5 D
5. Mitchell Moroz Pro 6.0 C
6. Evan Campbell NCAA 6.0 D
7. Kale Kessy Pro 5.5 D
8. Aidan Muir NCAA 5.5 D
9. Braden Christoffer Pro 5.5 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Drake Caggiula Pro 7.5 D
2. Bogdan Yakimov Pro 6.5 C
3. Kyle Platzer Pro 6.5 C
4. Greg Chase Pro 6.5 C
5. Tyler Vesel NCAA 6.5 D


League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Griffin Reinhart Pro 8.0 C
2. Ethan Bear CHL 7.0 C
3. David Musil Pro 7.0 D
4. Dillon Simpson Pro 6.5 C
5. Joey LaLeggia Pro 6.5 C
6. Jordan Oesterle Pro 6.5 C
7. William Lagesson NCAA 6.5 C
8. Ziyat Paygin Europe 6.5 C
9. Caleb Jones CHL 6.5 C
10. Adam Clendening Pro 6.0 B
11. John Marino Junior 6.0 C
12. Ben Betker Pro 5.5 D

Oilers Prospect Update

by pbadmin

Guide: 1 star – awful
2 stars – dissapointing
3 stars – did what was supposed to do, nothing more nothing less
4 stars- exceeded expectations
5 stars – created new expectations

1- Michel Riesen

After a rocky start with the Hamilton Bulldogs in which Riesen recorded only 13 points in 45 games Riesen has begun to pick up the pace. In his past nine games Riesen has recorded seven points, not much to get excited about however at the start of the year Riesen was playing with fear. His fear has dissipated and he now looks as though he has regained the confidence that he once had. He no longer shies away from contact and the corners are a place he will venture to. It appears as though the fear that he played with may have been brought on by his vast amount of injuries in the past year. He seems to be getting over that and the Oilers organization is very glad. They are looking for him to step up to the team next season as either Pat Falloon, Rem Murray or Alex Selivanov will be claimed by the expansion Atlanta Thrashers. He will be looked upon to make the team and possibly be the second line right winger, and maybe even fill in the first line left wing spot that for the most part of this season has been a revolving door of players.

1998-99 Statistics

Season Rating- 2 out of 5 stars
2- Micheal Henrich
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Steve won’t get Passed by Anymore

by pbadmin

When Steve Passmore, the native of Thunder Bay Ontario, was drafted he was considered a longshot prospect at the time. He was selected in the ninth round by the Quebec Nordiques, 196th overall, in the 1992 entry draft. His size and lack of technique had been his downfall throughut his junior career. Despite his lack of size and technique, however, Passmore played spectacular and was named a first team All-Star in the WHL the next two seasons (1992-93, 1993-94). In the 1993-94 campaign he led his Kamloops Blazers team to the Memorial Cup. Before ever playing in an NHL game Passmore was involved in a trade deadline deal on March 21st, 1994 which saw Brad Werenka go to Quebec from Edmonton. Passmore was now Edmonton Oiler property, but still the consensus was he would need grooming in the AHL.
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Oilers’ Midseason Rookie Report

by pbadmin
Mass confusion would be one way to describe the current situation of
the Oilers’ prospects.
Hamilton has been a far cry from hockey paradise as of late but with all
the chaos in Edmonton, it’s only natural. The Bulldogs’s talent,
patience and desire has been severely tested as they continued to play
musical rosters. But with all the bad, there is a lot of good. Swiss
phenom Michel Riesen took the world by storm at the World Junior
Championships earlier this month, comeback kid Steve Passmore is
gaining valuable experience and skills playing in the IHL and the strong
core of talented prospects like Mike Watt and Scott Fraser continue to
impress in Hamilton, leading the Bulldogs to challenge for first overall
in league standings. Here’s a quick overview of the future Oilers:


Up until last week, the Bulldogs had probably the best goaltending
tandem in Jean-François Labbe and Steve Passmore. The goalies were
putting up incredible numbers as both fought for the number one spot, as
well as the next chance at being called up. Now normally, having two hot
goalies would please most teams but it seemed to cause problems for the
Oilers. They didn’t want to stunt the growth of the younger Passmore but
Labbe was playing great, going 15-5-6 and posting a .924 SV% and 2.42
GAA in 26 games, and after his MVP performance last year with Hershey,
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Oilers’ problem child Bonsignore traded

by pbadmin

After nearly four seasons of arguing, pleading and frustration, Oilers GM Glen Sather finally pulled the trigger on the highest draft pick, and biggest bust, in Edmonton history, Jason Bonsignore, trading him to Tampa Bay.

There’s no denying the fact that Bonsignore is one of the most talented young hockey players out there, when he wants to be, and if he ever gets his act together, the Oilers could be kicking themselves for not giving him one more year. The Blackhawks gave up on a young goalie some years ago because it seemed he had an attitude problem and couldn’t hack it in the big leagues, despite tremendous talent. That goalie went on to be last year’s winner of the Hart, Vezina and Pearson trophies and was an integral part of the Northeast Division champion Buffalo Sabres.

It’s tough seeing such potential go to waste. Bonsignore has been compared to Mario Lemieux when he’s playing with heart. As one scout put it, Jason has all the tools but no tool box. Another said he had the makings of a Cadillac but the heart of less pricey model. There are no glaring deficiencies in his play and his finesse game includes brilliant playmaking and vision, terrific hockey sense and boy, can he skate like the wind! He has also silenced criticism that he has no physical game, getting involved in traffic and in the corners and adding a gritty factor to his play while in Hamilton. The one thing, however, that has earned him the most criticism, a demotion to the IHL and, ultimately, his permanent removal from the Oilers’ future plans is his lack of heart and desire to succee Read more»

Tom Poti

by pbadmin

Draft day, 1996: The day Edmonton Oiler GM Glen Sather took a young defenseman from the Crushing Academy US high school. The name is Tom Poti and the game is offense. In three seasons at Crushing Academy he racked up 188 points in just 90 games, though he was playing against weak competition.

Ranked 15th overall by the Central Scouting Bureau, the Edmonton Oilers stole the native of Worcester, MA with their 4th choice, 59th overall. Poti took his hockey career to the next step as he played in Hockey East for Boston University, putting up good numbers for a rookie defenseman. Tom scored 4 goals and chipped in 17 assists for 21 points in 38 games, earning him a spot on the All-Rookie team and NCAA Championship All­Tournament team. Poti has attended two World Junior Championships for the USA and has impressed with his big point shot and passing abilities.

Drafted at 6’2″ and 178 pounds, Poti has since filled-out his now 6’3″ frame to 210 pounds and is enjoying a break-out season in BU. Averaging over 1.4 points per game, Poti has 4 goals and 16 assists for 20 points in 14 games to date. #5 is currently #2 in BU Terriers team scoring behind center Chris Drury.

Scouts say Poti rises to the occasion when called upon. “The better the competition, the better he plays” said one scout. “He’s going to bring people out of their seats with his offensive skills and passing ability.” Poti is a good skater and not a liability on defense.

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