Do you ever wonder how many prospects should graduate to the NHL each season? Do you ever wonder what percentage of procured prospects make the grade? From 2010 through today, the Oilers are an interesting study in procurement.
The Athletic Edmonton features a fabulous cluster of stories (some linked below, some on the site). Great perspective from a ridiculous group of writers and analysts. Proud to be part of the group, here’s an incredible Offer!
- New Lowetide: Is Riley Sheahan an ideal fit for the Oilers as their No. 3 centre?
- Lowetide: Oilers coach Dave Tippett might have to take drastic action in order to find a second outscoring line in 2019-20
- Lowetide: Oilers end summer still shy on first-shot scoring wingers
- Lowetide: Connor McDavid and optimal line chemistry: The Oilers need to abandon enforcer fixation and add a skill winger
- Lowetide: Jesse Puljujarvi’s biggest hurdles: Bad timing and the indifference of the Oilers.
- Lowetide: Projecting the Oilers 2019-20 Opening Night Lineup
- Lowetide: Revisiting the Oilers’ 2016 draft and the opportunities missed
- Lowetide: Examining the potential waiver-wire opportunities at hand for the Oilers
- Lowetide: Cooper Marody’s utility gives him an edge for an Oilers roster spot in 2019-20
- Lowetide: Ken Holland’s roster construction options for the Oilers over the next seven months.
- Lowetide: Kailer Yamamoto has the talent to win a job with the Oilers on merit, if he’s healthy.
- Jonathan Willis: Jesse Puljujarvi still has upside and the Oilers’ patient approach is the right one
- Daniel Nugent-Bowman: Q&A: Dave Tippett on rounding out his coaching staff, fixing Oilers’ special teams and using Connor McDavid
- Lowetide: Handicapping the Oilers’ young defencemen and their chances of replacing Andrej Sekera
- Lowetide: Is Kirill Maksimov progressing as the Edmonton Oilers’ next great hope for a true homegrown sniper?
- Jonathan Willis: Oilers ease pressure on crowded defensive pipeline by trading John Marino to the Penguins
- Daniel Nugent-Bowman: What the 2021-22 Oilers might look like after their steady build toward contender status
- Lowetide: Joel Persson is ideally situated to win an opening night roster spot with the Oilers
- Jonathan Willis: Projecting the Oilers’ opening night lineup, line combinations and more.
- Lowetide: Oilers’ acquisition of James Neal could add badly needed scoring to the top two lines.
- Daniel Nugent-Bowman: Ken Holland puts his stamp on the Oilers with first big move in Lucic-Neal trade
- Jonathan Willis: Ken Holland ends an ugly situation for the Oilers by trading Milan Lucic for James Neal
- Jonathan Willis: Which Oilers defencemen can make an outlet pass?
- Lowetide: Looking ahead to Oilers training camp: 35 players for 23 jobs
- Jonathan Willis: Josh Archibald won’t fix the Oilers’ biggest problems, but he’ll help with some key issues.
- Lowetide: Oilers top 20 prospects summer 2019.
TURNING PRO, BY YEAR
2010 fall: Taylor Hall , Jordan Eberle , Magnus Paajarvi , Linus Omark , Teemu Hartikainen , Phil Cornet , Milan Kytnar , Jeff Petry , Chris VandeVelde . Total: 2,716.
2011 fall: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins , Anton Lander , Cameron Abney, Olivier Roy, Brandon Davidson , Tyler Pitlick , Curtis Hamilton , Ryan Martindale, Mark Arcobello . Total: 1,241.
2012 fall: Nail Yakupov , Justin Schultz , Toni Rajala, Martin Marincin , Tyler Bunz , Kristians Pelss, Taylor Fedun . Total: 1,088.
2013 fall: Oscar Klefbom , David Musil , Travis Ewanyk, Kale Kessy, Martin Gernat, Frans Tuohimaa, Andrew Miller . Total: 335.
2014 fall: Leon Draisaitl , Iiro Pakarinen , Dillon Simpson , Kellen Jones, Mitchell Moroz, Jujhar Khaira , Jordan Oesterle , Laurent Brossoit , Bogdan Yakimov . Total: 843.
2015 fall: Connor McDavid , Darnell Nurse , Anton Slepyshev , Josh Currie . Total: 689.
The 2010 grad class had three first-round selections plus Jeff Petry graduating from college. That’s the kind of cluster the club badly needs from one of the more recent seasons.
2016 fall: Jesse Puljujarvi , Drake Caggiula , Matt Benning , Patrick Russell . Total: 532.
2017 fall: Kailer Yamamoto , Ethan Bear , Caleb Jones , Joe Gambardella . Total: 76.
2018 fall: Evan Bouchard , Cooper Marody .