Update on Oilers Draft Picks, 04-07

Second part of the update from yesterday, beginning with the big goalie in photo.

2004

Devan Dubnyk: He’s got a .944 SP in 2 games in the AHL and a 1.58GAA. Asiaoil has been trumpeting this guy since junior days. Although it’s way too early to get giddy fact is that the Oilers have sent guys to the AHL and watched them put up GAA’s that exceed anything in Boeing’s numbering system so when a prospect goalie does well it’s okay to dream.

Rob Schremp: 3gp, 1-1-2 in Springfield, with the goal on the PP. Important season for him in this organization.

Roman Tesliuk: Signed with the Metallurg Serov of the Russian League but hasn’t played yet (or at least I can’t find a record of it).

Geoff Paukovich: Signed with the Oilers and turned pro but has not played for Springfield or Stockton yet (he’s on the Springfield roster).

Liam Reddox: He’s had an impact, playing on a good line in Springfield and is 3gp, 0-2-2. Interesting player to watch this season.

Bryan Young: He’s -3 in 3gp for Springfield with zero points (of course).

Stephane Goulet: He’s scored one goal in a couple of Springfield games.

Tyler Spurgeon: He’s injured. I can’t find exactly what’s wrong listed.

Bjorn Bjurling: He’s in the SEL this season, 2gp so far and a .900SP with 3.14GAA. His stats are inferior to the starter (.934SP) Enroth.

2005

Andrew Cogliano: There are so many rookies getting attention right now it’s kind of obscuring the fact that this guy is getting results every game. 3gp, 1-2-3 in his first three AHL games would have had me impressed.

Taylor Chorney: His season opens this weekend.

Danny Syvret: 3gp, 0-1-1 +1 with Springfield. He’s not so far down the depth chart that a callup is impossible, just less likely than last season.

Robby Dee: Off to Maine, where his season starts on the weekend as well.

Chris VandeVelde: His season begins this weekend too, he’s apparently earned a much bigger role on his team with 30 points being mentioned as a possibility by some of the HF group.

Slava Trukhno: 2gp, 1-0-1 with Springfield. Had a nice TC and started well in AHL.

Fredrik Pettersen: SEL player now, 6gp, 1-1-2

Matt Glasser: Another college kid who starts playing this weekend.

2006

Jeff Petry: In NCAA now, his team starts their season on the weekend. I’m really looking forward to following him this season.

Theo Peckham: Turns 20 next month, he was sent to the ECHL this week.

Bryan Pitton: Not getting much love in the OHL this season. Some kid named Patrick Killeen is eating his lunch.

Cody Wild: Starts this weekend for Providence. Hope their offense is better this year.

Alexander Bumagin: Has 2 goals in 11 games in the RSL. Ex-Oiler minor leaguer and former Blackhawk Martin St. Pierre (7pts/14gms) is on that team.

2007

Sam Gagner: Made the NHL club in his first try and has gotten some results (3gp, 0-2-2). No matter what happens from here, Gagner has impressed everyone.

Alex Plante: Injured until this week, he played in his first junior game and picked up a point on the weekend.

Riley Nash: He’s gone to Cornell, they don’t start to play until October 27th.

Linus Omark: Small winger has gone 7gp, 1-4-5 in SEL and is tied for the lead in points on the team. Impressive for the 20-year old.

Milan Kytnar: 1 assist in 5 WHL games with Kelowna. 9 other forwards are ahead of him.

William Quist: 3gp, 0-1-1 in the Swedish Jr League.

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4 Responses to "Update on Oilers Draft Picks, 04-07"

  1. Asiaoil says:

    Goaltending is a “what have you done lately” line of work and this season is important one for DD. He needs to put up numbers in the .920 range to be considered future top 10 NHL starter material. He’s made a good start – but it’s a long season – and goaltending is all about consistentcy. He’ll be interesting to follow and I really beleive the .920 is a nice line in the sand comparable to the 1 PPG mark for young forwards in the AHL.

  2. kanadienkyle says:

    LT,
    I saw Chorney and VDV play last weekend vs. Manitoba. Chorney was his usual self but has improved his skating. Lateral movement is now ridiculous instead of just really good.

    He was easily the best d-man out there and is making smart decisions at both ends. Needs to get his shots on net and was caught napping on Manitoba’s 3rd goal.

    VDV has a MUCH bigger role this year. Centred the 2nd line and was on 1st unit PP and PK. He is a man amongst boys now. Throwing hits and leaning heavily on people on the forecheck. He had added a lot of confidence over the summer, and is now carrying the puck with authority. To borrow your Coke Machine analogy, he is a soft drink dispenser with wheels and hands.
    Made a very deft back hand saucer pass at full flight to set up a goal. The best part about the skating is that his massive frame backs defenders in.

    Big things this year for him. 30 points might be conservative if other teams wear themselves out with Oshie and Duncan.

  3. Bank Shot says:

    Not an Oiler pick, but defenceman Ryan McGinnis who the Oilers invited to camp this season is off to a pretty good start in his overage year of junior.

    1-6-7 points in 6 games second in scoring to John Tavares on the Oshawa Generals. McGinnis’s +6 is way out in the lead, three others are in a tie for second place at +3.

    I’m not sure what the knock on him is, but he’s put up pretty good results in junior thus far. He’d probably be a decent guy for the Oilers to take a flyer on next year if they have some contract space.

  4. Asiaoil says:

    I know you like using point comparables LT but this is a dodgy tool for the NCAA players. The coaches are very selective how they use freshmen and sophomores who usually see very little PP time or decent linemates. Cogliano was in this situation (but still did very well) and VDV was also getting few choice opportunities last year until the end of the year. Very different philosophy than the CHL where they typically play the most talented players into the ground right off the bat.

    VDV, Petry, Chorney and Nash all look like kids to watch in the NCAA this season – we’ve got a nice crop over there.

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