I’ll bet money that Liam Reddox has an NHL career. He’s already covered his draft bet (112th overall 2004, 56 NHL games) but the guy keeps doing stuff that will get him noticed. A natural goal scorer in the OHL, Reddox graduated to pro hockey (ECHL) and had a pedestrian season. A long chat and a renewed effort over the summer meant he arrived as a 21-year old and forced his way up the depth chart fall 2007. By 2008-09 established himself as a trusted young player for coach MacTavish.
In the summer of 2009 it looked like Reddox would leave the Oiler organization. The young man had a change of heart soonafter and signed that two way deal. I’ve been following his season closely and have to say he didn’t impress early (through New Year’s day he was 29gp, 4-5-9, -14).
Reddox caught fire in 2010 (18gp, 10-5-15 +3) and based on this article I’d say he is also taking on a leadership role. The Oilers are shopping forwards 5-at-a-time right now, and Liam Reddox must be at the front of the line in terms of callups. He’s having a terrific run in Springfield.