This is Anton Lander. He’s an important part of the future because of a strong 2-way game. Oiler fans get their chance to see Lander this week at the prospect camp. The marquee names are Taylor Hall, Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson, Jordan Eberle. The secondary group includes Lander, Tyler Pitlick, Chris Vande Velde and Teemu Hartikainen.
The entire list exposes one strength and one problem: Edmonton’s future up front is very bright, but their list of defensemen lacks a top drawer talent. Among the blue, fans will be watching closely: Martin Marincin, Jeff Petry and Troy Hesketh (who was supposedly injured but is on the prospect list). Olivier Roy is the clear top goalie prospect on the list. The best sources for information today and this week will be Coming Down the Pipe and Bruce McCurdy over at C&B.