The Oilers held their annual Skills Competition on Sunday. Team White took down Team Blue by a score of 19-12. It was the three-on-three game at the end of the event that helped White run away with the competition, with them scoring seven goals over two six-minute periods.
Draisaitl had the last laugh, winning fastest skater with a time of 14.537.
Then came the hardest shot competition. Team Blue’s Russian defenceman Nikita Nikitin hammered a shot that went 101.1 mph. Luke Gazdic, who won last year, was clocked at 100.9 and 100.7 mph for Team Blue.
The Oilers rounded things out with a 3-on-1 event and king of the shootout competition, before finishing the day with the three-on-three game.
The Oilers have taken the ice for practice at Rexall Place. The lines are as follows:
Aulie, Nikitin (back)
“I thought he played well,” Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson said. “He put some pucks on the net, he was pretty good in the faceoff dot and I thought he felt pretty comfortable out there tonight.”
Lander returns to an OKC team where he is not only the captain, but one of the top scorers. In 26 games, Lander has 27 points (8-19-27).
Two Oilers have changed their jersey numbers.
#Oilers jersey number changes --> Pitlick will now wear 15 while Hunt has switched to 24.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 20, 2014
The Oilers have taken to the ice at Rexall Place for practice. Freshly recalled Anton Lander could see some work on the power play.
Power Play Units:
Hall-RNH-Eberle-Purcell-Hunt and Perron-Lander-Yakupov-Schultz-Petry
The team is working on zone entry.
Nikitin (back) is skating with the team.
Hall-RNH-Purcell, Perron-Gordon-Eberle, Yak-Lander-Pitlick, Hendricks-Arco-Pinizzotto.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 20, 2014
Oilers top defensive prospect Darnell Nurse, the seventh overall pick in 2013, has been named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Nurse has played 19 games for Sault Ste. Marie in the OHL this season, registering 19 points (6-13-19) and 34 penalty minutes.
The World Junior Championship will take place from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015 in Toronto and Montreal.
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have recalled centre Anton Lander from the American Hockey League's Oklahoma City Barons.
Lander, 23, has registered 27 points (8G, 19A), 16 penalty minutes and a plus five rating in 26 games with the Barons this season.
The 6’0”, 186-pound centre has appeared in 94 career NHL games with the Oilers, posting eight points (2G, 6A) and 18 penalty minutes.
The Oilers have taken to the ice in San Jose for practice. The lineup remains unchanged.
Same lines & pairings today at practice as last night in San Jose. Gordon between Perron & Eberle on 2nd line.— Jack Michaels (@EdmontonJack) December 19, 2014
Getaway day for the Oil, but not before a full practice at Sharks facility. Coaches changing up the routine. pic.twitter.com/zGHTU1PjLg— Tom Gazzola (@TomGazzola) December 19, 2014
Davidson has been assigned to Oklahoma City.