Future Watch: Colten Teubert
Oilers' latest acquisition making an early impression in Oklahoma City
Colten Teubert (Photo by Steven Christy / OKC Barons).
In his first game with the Barons last Friday, Teubert scored a first period goal against the Abbotsford Heat, the AHL affiliate of Edmonton’s rival the Calgary Flames. It seemed to be a foreshadowing of things to come.
“I think it’s right place, right time,” Teubert said following the 5-3 loss to Abbotsford on Friday night. “But if I get the opportunity it could be a foreshadowing. I just like to get my shot through and if we have a good enough front presence I think I can score a couple more goals too.”
Teubert got that chance again on Saturday night when the Barons were down 1-0 with the clock ticking down in the third. The young defenseman snuck a shot past the Heat goaltender with just 17.1 seconds left on the clock and sent the game to overtime. OKC would win the game 2-1 in the extra frame.
Just two games in to his career within the Oiler franchise, ColtenTeubert is making a name for himself and not in the way you’d think. In 39 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL to start the season, Teubert had scored just two goals. In only two contests with OKC, the young prospect has matched that number.
Prior to this season, Teubert had played in both the WHL and ECHL. He played 263 games over five seasons with the Regina Pat, scoring 32 goals and recording 81 assists. In his time with the Ontario Reign in the ECHL, Teubert played in 18 games over the course of two seasons and scored just one goal with three assists.
The big defenseman is looking forward to the opportunity in front of him with a new franchise and is looking to improve his play and mold consistency.
“I think really just get better each day and learn to be a pro. This is my first year in the AHL and to get this opportunity to come to a team that’s rebuilding and get the chance to play, I’m just going to try to take advantage of it and really work on my consistency and become a better player.”
Teubert says when he got the call from Edmonton the talk was short but the message was clear.
“I talked to (Oilers’ General Manager) Steve Tambellini just briefly, just on really focusing on coming down here and playing solid and competing in every game and every shift. Not much was said but with that I’m just going to take it and use it as an opportunity down here to get better and really help this team make the playoffs because no one wants to go home early.”
The White Rock British Columbia native is happy to be a part of the Oiler franchise and is no stranger to the rich hockey past and bright future.
“I know there’s tons of history there and you look at the young players they’ve brought up and they’re really in a rebuild stage and to get a chance to be a part of that would be great.”
Surprisingly enough, Teubert says his style of play is modeled after a former Oiler player.
“I think just a really steady defenseman. Matt Greene played in Edmonton and I think I can really play that type of game. Physical and a good leader in the room and of course, once in a while chip in offensively.”
Click here to read part two of our Colten Teubert series
Author: Chris Wescott | Oklahoma City Barons
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