Neil Livingston at C&B has the news: ColtenTeubert is on the way to the Oilers. Teubert is an interesting player for Edmonton, his old AHL coach said this about him:
- Mark Morris: “He is an old school defenceman in my books; the type of guy that everybody will appreciate over the course of time. He’s not going to wow you in the beginning, but I think over time he will prove that he is a force to be reckoned with and he can be a reliable, dependable defender.”
In a very real way, Teubert is “opposite George” in the organization to Linus Omark. Whereas Omark has no pedigree and his scouting director is down the line, Teubert is the product of a trade made at the deadline by the current GM and endorsed by the scouting department.
That said, he might be a player. The things we need to know about Teubert (TOI, PK TOI) are not available to us, and his boxcars (9, 2-2-4 +3) look fine but don’t really tell us how he’s doing defensively. From what I can tell, he’s played much of the OKC season with veteran Kevin Montgomery–an AHL veteran who no doubt has contributed mightily to Teubert’s early season success. The Oilers apparently wanted to recall Teubert earlier this week but were forced to recall Alex Plante due to a “papers” issue that we’ve discussed in a previous thread.
Teubert is a stay-at-home type, which means he is blocked by:
- Ladislav Smid, human cannonball
- Theo Peckham, rugged and dirt mean
- Andy Sutton, UFA next summer.
Plante can’t be considered a more promising prospect at this time, so Teubert’s path to the NHL would seem to be via Sutton’s free agency or injury. Teubert’s RE is here.