PREVIEW: Oilers Rookies vs. Canucks Rookies

Oilers wrap up Young Stars Tournament with game against Vancouver

Sunday, 08.09.2013 / 12:05 PM
Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

CANUCKS - BO HORVAT

The Vancouver Canucks drafted Bo Horvat ninth overall in the 2013 draft knowing full well of his offensive ability. They liked him so much that, in general manager Mike Gillis’ eyes, he was worth Cory Schneider. The Canucks acquired Horvat in a blockbuster and highly publicized trade.

Horvat, a 6-0 206 pound centre, flashed elite skills with the London Knights in the OHL in his two seasons there. In 67 games last season, Horvat exploded for 61 points (33-28). He also added 23 points in 21 playoff games with the Knights including 16 goals.

The Vancouver prospect scored a pretty goal in their Young Stars game against the Sharks this week.

He is a young player to watch in this tournament and beyond.

OILERS - MARCO ROY

Marc-Olivier Roy was drafted by the Oilers in the second round, 56th overall, of the 2013 draft. Roy, 18 years-old, is seen as one of the better offensive prospects for the Oilers in this Young Stars Classic.

After playing on the wing on Thursday, the Oilers coaching staff tried Roy at centre and the verdict after last night’s game was he filled that role well.

Oilers coach Todd Nelson said after the game that he was impressed with Roy’s ability to jump around on the forward line and still play well.

Roy’s speed has been evident in the Young Stars Classic and he’s someone Oilers fans will be excited to see more of this offseason.

OILERS ROSTER

FORWARDS

73 CAMERON ABNEY RW

39 BRANDON BADDOCK LW

47 TY BILCKE RW

96 GREGORY CHASE C

67 TRAVIS EWANYK C

52 AUSTIN FYTEN LW

61 JACKSON HOUCK RW

49 KALE KESSY LW

54 JUJHAR KHAIRA C/LW

58 ANDREW MILLER C

53 MITCH MOROZ LW

43 REID PETRYK C

71 KYLE PLATZER RW

42 MARCO ROY RW

65 CHASE SCHABER C

DEFENCEMEN

95 BEN BETKER D

88 BRANDON DAVIDSON D

78 MARTIN GERNAT D

84 OSCAR KLEFBOM D

82 JOEY LEACH D

80 MARTIN MARINCIN D

87 DAVID MUSIL D

74 DARNELL NURSE D

GOALTENDERS

34 TYLER BUNZ

60 PHILIPPE CADORETTE

50 FRANKY PALAZZESE

TY RIMMER

CANUCKS ROSTER

FORWARDS

58 Ludwig Blomstrand LW

52 Cole Cassels C

64 Adam De Champlain LW

71 Mitch Elliot LW

74 Cain Franson LW

56 Alex Friesen C

50 Brendan Gaunce C

65 Alexandre Grenier

72 Zach Hall C

70 Kyle Hope LW

53 Bo Horvat C

46 Niklas Jensen LW/RW

77 Philippe Maillet C

78 Alexandre Mallet C

79 Jesse Mychan LW

59 Wesley Myron F

51 David Pacan RW

48 Hunter Shinkaruk C

DEFENCEMEN

80 Peter Andersson D

73 Jeremie Blain D

57 Anton Cederholm D

26 Frankie Corrado D

62 Daniel Johnston D

68 Miles Liberati D

61 Evan McEney D

67 Jordan Subban D

60 Henrik Tommernes D

43 Sacha Guimond D

GOALTENDERS

34 MATHIEU CORBEIL

75 JOACIM ERIKSSON

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