Guys drafted in 1994 should really be able to last in training camp past September 19th. Steve Kelly (in photo) got a shot with the Minnesota Wild but was sent out last week. Steve Kelly was born when Trudeau was Prime Minister and has played exactly 147 NHL games more than Pierre, you and me.
Dan Lacouture got sent out on September 18, making him the award winner for “ex-Oiler sent down quickest”, but Dan Smith joined him the next day. Fred Brathwaite was sent down by Atlanta on Saturday, always liked him and was kind of pulling for him.
Oilers sent left wing Adam Huxley and defenseman T.J. Kemp to Springfield of the American Hockey League today, but we don’t really know if we’ll see them again so there’s no real pull in those names. Huxley hung in there against Flinn at TC and may well have gotten a pro contract because Flinn was injured in that fight.
Alex Henry was sent out by Nashville on the weekend, looks like it’s going to be awhile between drinks at the NHL level. Pittsburgh sent out Ty Conklin, I thought he was with Buffalo. Nate DiCasmirro was an Oiler farmhand who spent some time in Boston’s camp this fall and will probably play again for their AHL team this season.
I think that’s it so far. Oh. One more thing: I believe Phoenix sent their entire team down.