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Oilers take four players on Day 2

Edmonton selects Johan Motin, Philippe Cornet, Teemu Hartikainen and Jordan Bendfeld on day two of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft

Saturday, 21.06.2008 / 11:43 AM / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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Oilers take four players on Day 2
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JOHAN MOTIN - Round 4
Farjestads • Sweden
6'1", 202 lbs. Defence, shoots right
Born: October 10, 1989 in Karlskoga, Sweden
Final Ranking: 13 • Mid-Term Ranking: 12 • European Skater

STATISTICS

Team League Season   Regular Season   Playoffs
GP G A P +/- PIM GP G A P +/- PIM
Färjestads BK J18 Allsvenskan 05/06   14 0 7 7 +13 6   8 0 2 2 0 8
Skåre BK Division 1 (SWE) 06/07   18 0 4 4 +8 30              
Färjestads BK J18 Allsvenskan 06/07   1 0 0 0 +2 0   1 1 1 2 +1 0
Färjestads BK Elitserien 06/07   22 0 4 4 +4 8   9 0 0 0 +2 2
Färjestads BK European Champions Cup 06/07   2 0 0 0 0 4              
Team Sweden WJC18 07   5 0 3 3 -1 6              
Färjestads BK Elitserien 07/08   28 0 2 2 -10 10              
Bofors IK HockeyAllsvenskan 07/08   15 2 3 5 -3 18              
Skåre BK Division 1 (SWE) 07/08   3 0 2 2 -3 2              
Team Sweden WJC 08   6 0 0 0 +5 6              
Totals       114 2 25 27 +15 90   18 1 3 4 +3 10


PHILIPPE CORNET - Round 5
Rimouski • QMJHL
5'11.5", 173 lbs. Left Wing, shoots left
Born: March 28, 1990 in Val Seneville, Quebec
Final Ranking: 80 • Mid-Term Ranking: 31 • North American Skater

Philippe Cornet
NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards:
"Philippe moves the puck well, especially on the power-play.  While not a great skater – he has a short stride – he can keep up the pace in a quick game with some deceptive speed.  He is not an overly physical player and needs to work on winning the one-on-one battles to take his game to the next level."

Cornet on his style of play:
"I find my strengths are with the puck and puck control.  I'm good in the corners and win my battles one–on–one.  I'm a good scorer and moving the puck is one of my strengths. I need to work on my skating – I need to be a bit faster.  More hitting would be a good aspect to improve on as well as improve my shot."

Cornet talks about when he first thought he could make the NHL:
"When I was 14 years old – I left home to go to Montréal, which is five hours from my home so I could play at a higher level.  Then I found an agent and we were just talking and I realized that it was maybe possible to have a chance to be drafted.  It was at that point I thought I could maybe become a hockey player."

STATISTICS

Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Rimouski QMJHL 61 23 26 49 24


TEEMU HARTIKAINEN - Round 6
KaiPa • Finland Jr.
6'1", 198 lbs. Centre, shoots left
Born: May 3, 1990 in Kuopio, Finland
Final Ranking: 25 • Mid-Term Ranking: 46 • European Skater

STATISTICS

Team League Season   Regular Season    
GP G A P +/- PIM            
KalPa Kuopio Jr. B SM-sarja 06/07   9 5 6 11   35              
KalPa Kuopio Jr. A SM-Liiga 06/07   11 2 1 3 +2 0              
KalPa Kuopio Jr. A SM-Liiga 07/08   37 10 7 17 -2 24              
Totals       57 17 14 31 0 59              


JORDAN BENDFELD - Round 7
Medicine Hat • WHL
6'3", 230 lbs. Defence, shoots right
Born: February 9, 1988 in Leduc, Alberta
Final Ranking: N/A • Mid-Term Ranking: N/A • North American Skater

STATISTICS

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004-05 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 16 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 2
2005-06 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 65 2 10 12 92 13 0 4 4 27
2006-07 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 9 21 30 136 23 0 5 5 62
2007-08 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 6 19 25 160 5 0 2 2 2

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