You can’t coach more speed and fast boots can be effective on offense and defense. Jordan Oesterle did not have the look of a future NHL player the day he turned pro—his coverage and reads were not strong—but he has shown excellent progress and overall acumen for the pro game. Speed, intelligence, skill. Interesting (New Morning Sun)
— Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer (@OilersNow) February 17, 2016
JORDAN OESTERLE 15-16
- 5×5 points per 60: 0.83 (No. 3 among D with 250+ minutes 5×5)
- 5×4 points per 60: nil (in 29 minutes and 33 seconds)
- Corsi for 5×5 %: 48.6
- Corsi for 5×5 % REL: 8.8
- Qual Comp: second pairing
- Qual Team: third pairing
- Shots on goal/percentage: 24 shots
- Boxcars: 17, 0-5-5 .294
RE 15-16: 4GP, 0-1-1 .250
ACTUAL 15-16: 16GP, 0-5-5 .294
- Where is he on the depth chart? Interesting question. If we place him left side, I would say Oscar Klefbom, Andrej Sekera, Brandon Davidson, Darnell Nurse are ahead of him. So, he ranks No. 5—putting him in the AHL.
- If he is posted RH side? Oilers are horrible RH side. I would put Mark Fayne ahead of him, plus Sekera and Davidson if they play RH side. Oesterle can play off side and that does put him in the conversation for the NHL roster this fall.
- Really? Things will change this summer, but if Edmonton clears out some of the current lefties—or fails to add much on the right side—he would be an early recall, possibly make the team.
- I think you are overestimating him. Oesterle has good speed and has posted offense in the AHL. He has also made progress, as the quote from Mr. Fleming above shows.
- If he makes the team Edmonton has no chance. That is a very good point.
- Well. I wasn’t expecting that. It is true. Oesterle may have a career, but counting on him in any role next season would be foolish.
- But a good callup? Yes. I think we have seen enough of him to be encouraged, but land sakes do not thrust him into a feature role?
- Is he waiver eligible? No, he will be in 2017-18, so one more year. Source is Cap Friendly.
- Is he ahead of Joey Laleggia on the depth chart? Yes, I believe so. Things could change, and these are similar players. However, I do believe Oesterle has progressed as a player since turning pro. Laleggia has had less track, but could catch up. You never know with prospects.
- What about David Musil? What about David Musil?
- Is Oesterle ahead of him? Oesterle would not be applying for the same job. Oesterle would be looking for employment as a two-way type who could possibly help on the power play. Musil is a shutdown type who would hopefully help on the PK. Not close to the same skill set.
- How good is Oesterle offensively? The Prospects Stats Site I always talk about gives us some insight. Oesterle ranked No. 2 last season (behind Brad Hunt) with 1.707 estimated points per 60 (I talked about these numbers here).
- What about even strength? He was also behind Hunt in primary even-strength points per game (Hunt 2.50; JO 2.33; Laleggia 2.26 but he also played some at forward).
- Who posted the best Primary EV/60 number among the Musils (stay at home types)? Dillon Simpson, 1.79.
- How much does Oesterle make? He is RFA, Oesterle is sans contract. He was $925,000 cap in his entry-level deal, has every chance to be a value contract if progress continues.
- Will the Oilers bring him back? Oesterle, Musil and all of the restricted players have a bit of an issue in that Edmonton has a bunch of lefties. Adam Clendening, a righty, may be signed over these men.
- Will the Oilers bring him back? Yes, I suspect Edmonton will sign him.
- Why this song? I think Oesterle might have NHL talent, it is a great opportunity, a new day. The song also talks about ending things to move along to new beginnings—something of a crossroads song. Edmonton signed him, and developed him, but he is not promised to them. Big summer coming. We wait.