Pisa is one of several former Oilers draft picks who are already playing regular season games in Europe. The new Russian League (KHL) and the Czech League are in action and there are some players who look like they could be on their way to some impressive seasons.
Early, but worth a look.
- Maxim Spiridonov (’98 draft) 6gp, 4-2-6
- Alexei Mikhnov (’00 draft) 6gp, 1-5-6
- Evgeny Muratov (’00 draft) 6gp, 2-2-4
- Mikael Joukov (’03 draft) 5gp, 2-0-2
- Alexander Bumagin (’06 draft) 3gp, 0-1-1
- Tomas Micka (’02 draft) 3gp, 1-1-2
- Ales Pisa (’01 draft) 3gp, 0-0-0
- Lukas Zib (’95 draft) 3gp, 0-0-0
Among goalies, both Jussi Markkanen and Alexandre Fomitchev are playing in the KHL but I can’t find stats. Oilers still hold playing rights on Mikhnov and Bumagin but I believe that is all (slight chance they hold Joukov’s rights).