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PREVIEW: Oilers Rookies vs. Jets Rookies

Oilers play second of three games at Young Stars Tournament in Penticton

Saturday, 07.09.2013 / 10:26 AM / Boston Pizza Game Preview
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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PREVIEW: Oilers Rookies vs. Jets Rookies

TV: Oilers Mobile App &
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RADIO: 630 CHED
PUCK DROP: 8:30 p.m. MDT
 OILERS ROOKIES vs. JETS ROOKIES


PLAYERS TO WATCH

JETS - JACOB TROUBA

Position: Defence
Shot: Right
Age: 19
Height: 6-2
Weight: 187

Jacob Trouba was the 9th overall pick in 2012 for a reason. The Michigan native has spent the past two seasons (2010-2012) with the United States National Team Development Program.

Trouba is a hard-hitting defenceman who’s best asset is his physical game. At only 187 pounds and 19 years of age, Trouba could still add muscle to his 6’ 2’’ frame.

He is also not afraid to jump into the play. Trouba left the University of Michigan after only one season but in 37 games for the Wolverines, the defenceman tallied 29 points (12-17-29) including 12 goals and 88 penalty minutes.

Trouba will do his best to shake the ‘offensive defenceman’ title and show his successful two-way game skillset at this Young Stars Classic.

The Winnipeg prospect may try to use his size and physicality against some of the bigger Oilers prospects when the two teams square off.

The Jets haven’t played yet at this Penticton, B.C. tournament so the first glimpse of Trouba in Jets game attire will be tonight.

OILERS - JUJHAR KHAIRA
Position: Forward
Shot: Left
Age: 19
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195

After two seasons with the Prince George Spruce Kings, in which he scored 39 goals and added 82 assists, Jujhar Khaira decided to go to school at Michigan Tech.

The Surrey, B.C. had 25 points in 37 games as a freshman at MTU, finishing third on their team in scoring. But, he decided to turn pro as a 19-year-old sophomore and signed a three-year entry level contract.

Khaira is a a tall presence on the frontline at 6’ 3’’ and the Oilers wanted him bad enough to take him in round 3, 63rd overall in the 2012 draft.

He has proven himself to be a dangerous offensive talent for the Oilers young prospect ranks.

Khaira scored his first goal as an Oiler on Thursday night in Edmonton’s opening game of the Young Stars Tournament against Calgary. Defenceman Martin Gernat fired a point shot through traffic and Khaira’s big frame was planted in front of the Flames net and deflected off of the forward and in.

A physical presence in front of the net is the way to score many greasy goals. Khaira is an intriguing prospect and one to continue to watch in Penticton

ROSTERS

OILERS ROSTER (MORE INFORMATION)

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     
88    BRANDON DAVIDSON     
78    MARTIN GERNAT     
84    OSCAR KLEFBOM     
82    JOEY LEACH     
80    MARTIN MARINCIN     
87    DAVID MUSIL     
74    DARNELL NURSE     

GOALTENDERS

34    TYLER BUNZ 
60    PHILIPPE CADORETTE 
50    FRANKY PALAZZESE 
        TY RIMMER

JETS ROSTER (MORE INFORMATION)

FORWARDS

65 Blomqvist, Axel LW
61 Brassard, Austen RW
83 Cisse, Yasin RW
57 Dupuy, Jean RW
72 Kosmachuk, Scott RW
46 Lipon, J.C. RW
45 Lodge, Jimmy RW
56 Lowry, Adam C
68 Olsen, Ryan C
38 Petan, Nic C
55 Scheifele, Mark C
47 Sutter, Lukas C
52 Telegin, Ivan LW
88 Theoret, Mitchell LW
89 Verrier, Jerome RW

DEFENCEMEN

82 Bell, Zach
59 Kichton, Brenden
53 Kostalek, Jan
36 Morrissey, Josh
64 Sol, Cody
73 Stanton, Ty
3 Trouba, Jacob

GOALTENDERS

60 Comrie, Eric
 1 Olkinuora, Juho

 


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