The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have assigned centre Leon Draisaitl to the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors.
The Oilers have finalized their 23-man roster for the start of the 2015-16 NHL season, which includes two goaltenders, eight defencemen and 13 forwards. Both Jordan Eberle and Dillon Simpson are currently injured and not on the Oilers active roster.
The Oilers training camp roster now includes 28 players (3 goalies, 10 defencemen and 15 forwards).
The Edmonton Oilers have reduced their training camp roster by seven today, assigning the following players:
Keven Bouchard (Baie-Comeau – QMJHL)
Rihards Bukarts (Brandon – WHL)
Kevin Davis (Everett – WHL)
Cole Linaker (Kelowna – WHL)
Jordan Papirny (Brandon – WHL)
Tyler Soy (Victoria – WHL)
Colton Waltz (Brandon – WHL)
The Oilers training camp roster now includes 59 players (6 goalies, 20 defencemen and 33 forwards).
The Edmonton Oilers announced today Associate Coach Keith Acton and Assistant Coach Craig Ramsay were relieved of their duties and will not return for the 2015-16 season.
#Oilers coaches Keith Acton and Craig Ramsay have been relieved of their duties and will not be returning for the 2015-16 season.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 5, 2015
The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have assigned centre Greg Chase to the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons.
Chase, 20, spent time with the Calgary Hitmen and Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League this season, accumulating 59 points (20G, 39A) and 59 penalty minutes in 61 games. He tied for second on the Royals in assists (39) and ranked fifth on the team in points (59) and goals (20).
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native also notched 11 points (7G, 4A) and six penalty minutes in 10 games during the 2014-15 WHL Playoffs.
The 6’0”, 188-pound centre has posted 221 points (78G, 143A) and 247 penalty minutes in 265 career WHL games. He has also appeared in 38 career playoff games, recording 32 points (15G, 17A) and 43 penalty minutes.
Chase appeared in five games with the Barons in 2013-14, posting one goal, four penalty minutes and a plus one rating.
The Edmonton Oilers selected Chase in the 7th round, 188th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.
After meeting with Oilers medical staff, forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not play for Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championship due to a fracture in his right foot.
Nugent-Hopkins' injury requires more time to heal, therefore he will be unable to participate.
After meeting with Oilers' medical staff, forward Nail Yakupov will not attend Russia's training camp for the upcoming World Hockey Championship due to a hip injury.
Oilers Head Team Physician, Dr. Dhiren Naidu says "Nail has been suffering from bilateral hip injuries this season and after further examination and MRI imaging, he requires additional treatment and rehabilitation."
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have assigned goaltender Laurent Brossoit to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.
Brossoit, 22, made his National Hockey League debut on April 9th against the San Jose Sharks, stopping 49 of 51 shots. His 49 saves were the most in a debut since Manny Legace made 49 saves on October 21, 1998.
The 6’3”, 202-pound netminder has appeared in 49 games for Oklahoma City this season, posting a 22-21-4 record with a 2.65 goals against average, a .916 save percentage and two shutouts.
The Oilers also announced they have activated goaltender Viktor Fasth from the injured reserve list.
The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have assigned centre Andrew Miller to the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.
Miller, 26, appeared in nine games for the Oilers, posting six points (1G, 5A). He scored his 1st National Hockey League goal on a penalty shot against the Dallas Stars on March 27th; becoming the first player in Oilers history to score his 1st NHL goal on a penalty shot.
The 5’10”, 181-pound centre leads Oklahoma City in points (56), goals (25) and assists (31) in 58 games with the Barons this season.
The Edmonton Oilers also announced they have activated winger Tyler Pitlick off injured reserve.
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The Edmonton Oilers announced today, they have agreed to terms with centre Kyle Platzer on a three-year entry level contract.
Platzer, 20, has appeared in 68 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Owen Sound Attack this season, posting 81 points (34G, 47A), 46 penalty minutes and a plus 13 rating. He led the team and established career highs in points (81), goals (34), assists (47) and plus/minus (+13). He also played in five playoff games, registering five points (1G, 4A) and four penalty minutes.
The 6’0”, 180-pound centre has accumulated 140 points (61G, 79A) and 87 penalty minutes in 203 career OHL games. He has also appeared in 31 career playoff games, recording 14 points (4G, 10A) and 18 penalty minutes.
Platzer was selected by the Oilers in the 4th round, 96th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Platzer will report to Oklahoma City (AHL) and sign an Amateur Tryout agreement with the Barons.