With the light shining so brightly on the parent team, Edmonton Oilers prospects who are still playing are not getting a lot of attention. However, Aapeli Rasanen (Sioux City Musketeers) and Ethan Bear (Seattle Thunderbirds) are still going, while Dylan Wells (Peterborough Petes) very recently saw his season end.
Dylan Wells (playoffs) 12gp, 2.59 .930
Wells has spiked as a prospect and will be moving up my Top 20 ranking this summer, he was No. 20 on the Winter list (No. 3 ranked goalie). His season-over-season-over season numbers (.893, .871 and this season .916) have improved greatly, very encouraging. You’d want him to post another strong year in 2017-18, but if we take into account graduations and such, he probably ranks around No. 10 at this time (before the 2017 draft re-stocks).
Ethan Bear (playoffs) 11gp, 5-11-16
Bear continues to roll through the final season of his junior career and is currently No. 2 in playoff scoring among defenseman. Bear was a 2015 draft pick and Red Line compared him to Alec Martinez of the Los Angeles Kings on his draft day. I had him No. 6 on the winter list, I will probably rank him No. 2 on the summer list (before the draft adds a few names).
Aapeli Rasanen (playoffs) 3gp, 0-1-1
Rasanen is easy to overlook but his range of skills makes for an interesting prospect. After going 38gp, 7-18-25, he will play for the Western Conference championship of the USHL beginning tomorrow night. Rasanen has had injury issues this season, but played enough to establish chem with fellow Finn Eeli Tolvanen (who will probably go top 10 at the draft). Ranked him No. 15 on the winter list, he probably ranks No. 10 or so this time around (before the additions on draft weekend).