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PREVIEW: Oilers Rookies vs. Canucks Rookies

Oilers wrap up Young Stars Tournament with game against Vancouver

Sunday, 08.09.2013 / 12:05 PM / Boston Pizza Game Preview
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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PREVIEW: Oilers Rookies vs. Canucks Rookies

TV: Oilers Mobile App &
edmontonoilers.com
RADIO: 630 CHED
PUCK DROP: 3:00 p.m. MDT
 OILERS ROOKIES vs. CANUCKS ROOKIES


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.

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

CANUCKS ROSTER (MORE INFORMATION)

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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