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Future Watch: Colten Teubert

Oilers' latest acquisition making an early impression in Oklahoma City

Thursday, 10.03.2011 / 12:50 PM / Future Watch
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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Future Watch: Colten Teubert
Colten Teubert (Photo by Steven Christy / OKC Barons).

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Colten Teubert is the newest face of the Edmonton organization after a deadline day trade with the Los Angeles Kings sent the 6-4 195 pound rearguard to the Oilers.  Teubert, who turns 21 on Tuesday, has already begun making a name for himself in the American Hockey League with Edmonton’s affiliate the Oklahoma City 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

 
2010-11 OILERS PROSPECT STATS

Forwards
Name Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM Team
Cameron Abney   19 55 6 11 17 -6 63 Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
mark arcobello
22 9 2 1 3 -2 0 OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS (AHL)
Alexander Bumagin   23 39 6 5 11 -9 24 Novokuznetsk (KHL)
Philippe Cornet   20 46 5 8 13 +5 4 Oklahoma city barons (AHL)
Drew Czerwonka   18 63 12 29 41 +9 76 kootenay ice (WHL)
Robby Dee   23 34 11 21 32 N/A 26 university of maine (h-east)
Jesse Gimblett   26 40 13 9 22 +2 93 stockton thunder (echl)
Alexandre Giroux  *
29 61 29 36 65 -2 57 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Curtis Hamilton   19 57 24 55 79 +47 22 saskatoon blades (whl)
Teemu Hartikainen   20 63 16 22 38 -3 27 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Kellen Jones   20 36 8 14 22 N/A 31 quinnipiac university (ecac)
Milan Kytnar   21 61 7 11 18 +1 22 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Anton Lander   19 49 11 15 26 -5 38 timra ik (sel)
Matt Marquardt   23 51 3 6 9 -7 18 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Ryan Martindale   18 61 34 47 81 +37 22 ottawa 67's (ohl)
Colin McDonald   26 63 25 13 38 -1 47 Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Brad Moran   31 63 18 36 54 +2 28 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Ryan O'Marra
23 48 2 19 21 +11 42 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Linus Omark  *
24 26 14 17 31 +7 32 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Ben Ondrus   28 63 5 12 17 -6 62 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Kristians Pelss   18 60 14 17 31 +14 29 edmonton oil kings (WHL)
Tyler Pitlick   19 56 27 35 62 +4 31 medicine hat tigets (whl)
Toni Rajala   19 43 9 13 22 -4 4 ilves tampere (fnl)
Liam Reddox *
24 37 18 15 33 +14 16 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Gregory Stewart   24 57 6 7 13 -6 90 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Chris Vande Velde   23 62 9 4 13 -19 41 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Defencemen
Name Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM Team
KEVIN MONTGOMERY
22 54 3 18 21 E 36 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Jordan Bendfeld   22 25 1 3 4 -1 57 stockton thunder (echl)
Kyle Bigos   21 28 1 6 7 N/A 116 merrimack college (h-east)
Jeremie Blain   18 36 2 33 35 +14 44 acadie-bathurst titan (qmjhl)
Taylor Chorney *
23 46 3 13 16 E 22 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Brandon Davidson   19 67 8 43 51 -7 67 regina pats (whl)
Troy Hesketh   19 25 0 1 1 -11 30 sioux city musketeers (ushl)
Martin Marincin   18 62 13 39 52 -8 61 prince george cougars (whl)
Johan Motin   21 37 1 3 4 -7 32 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Richard Petiot
28 49 1 12 13 +8 36 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Jeff Petry
23 41 7 17 24 -6 18 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Alex Plante * 21 57 1 10 11 +6 112 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Goalies
Name Age GP W L T SO GAA PCT Team
Tyler Bunz   18 53 33 12 8 3 2.48 .919 medicine hat tigers (whl)
Jeff Deslauriers   26 24 10 11 2 0 3.08 .896 Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Martin Gerber
36 37 20 13 4 4 2.50 .915 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Bryan Pitton 
22 32 18 9 3 0 2.89 .899 stockton thunder (echl)
Olivier Roy   19 42 27 13 1 2 2.85 .909 acadie-bathurst titan (qmjhl)

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