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FUTURE WATCH | Laurent Brossoit

The Oilers traded for their future in net, acquiring promising goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the Calgary Flames

Wednesday, 13.11.2013 / 2:00 AM / Future Watch
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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FUTURE WATCH | Laurent Brossoit
The Oilers traded for their future in net, acquiring promising goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the Calgary Flames



Laurent Brossoit
wants to be the future of the Edmonton Oilers.

"I feel I can and I hope that I will," said the 20 year-old goaltender. "I will push myself to make sure that happens."

The Oilers are probably hoping the same thing. They traded away long-time veteran defenceman Ladislav Smid and goaltending prospect Olivier Roy to their intra-provincial rival Calgary in exchange for Brossoit and another prospect Roman Horak, last Friday night.

The move doesn't come as a shock, as the organization has stressed the need to build quality goaltending depth. Oilers General Manager Craig MacTavish said shortly after the moves, that the team has 'always liked Laurent Brossoit'.

The netminder was surprised at the news he had been traded, but believes that Edmonton provides him with the best opportunity to advance his career.

"It came at me pretty quick. I don't really know how to explain how I was feeling. It's a little bitter sweet. Obviously, I've been in that organization for a little while and I'll miss a lot of guys in the organization... There's some things that were a little bitter, but at the same time I feel like I'll get a better opportunity here. I'm familiar with this territory and I'm really happy to be a part of this organization."

The backstop was originally selected in the sixth round, 164th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is listed as six-foot-three and 200 pounds on the team's roster and looks to fill the net for the Oilers' farm team, the Oklahoma City Barons.

"Add more depth," Brossoit said of his immediate goals within the organization. "I hope to challenge the other goalies to be better and challenge myself to be better than them. I hope to be the number one guy as soon as possible."

Brossoit enjoyed a successful WHL career with the Edmonton Oil Kings with his most successful season being his last with the club in 2012-13. During that campaign, he posted a record of 33-8-6 with a save percentage of .917 and a career-high 2.25 goals against average.

He finished his Oil Kings career with a record of 88-34-13 and took his team to the Memorial Cup two years ago, earning WHL MVP honours.

"It's definitely the top accomplishment of my career so far. I can't say enough words about how good of a feeling that was. But now, that's in the past and I've got to continue with that type of play here in the future."

Photo provided by the Edmonton Oil Kings.

The new Oilers prospect joins fellow former Oil Kings Travis Ewanyk, David Musil and Martin Gernat in Oklahoma City. The familiarity has helped him settle in to his new surroundings.

"It's huge. Half the battle is the mental battle of getting comfortable with your surroundings and all that. The fact that I've known guys on the team, for the last three years, is huge and it's going to help me adjust to this whole situation."

Brossoit says he still has aspects of his game to work on, particularly staying calm in the net when things get hectic.

"Probably just be a little less busy in the net," he said. "I don't think it's something that needs me to totally revamp my game or something like that. It's just, moment-to-moment, I can get a little out of control. But I think I've calmed down quite a bit in my short pro career so far."

Heading into the future, Brossoit will look to earn his share of minutes in OKC as he develops into an option for the Oilers. After playing in just five total professional games, three in the ECHL with two being shutouts and two more games at the AHL level, the goalie says he is ready.

"I'm ready for anything. As long as I am in an organization where I get to play and develop, I'm ready to play."

With the signing of Ilya Bryzgalov last week, it is clear that the organization is looking at all the options to solidify their goaltending stable for the immediate future and beyond. They took a big step forward in acquiring Brossoit and he could be a major factor on that depth chart a few years down the road.


  Barons Player StatsAHL StandingsBarons Schedule | Past Prospect Stats: 2012-13 | 2011-12
Stats Updated as of Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Oklahoma City (AHL)


Name POS age GP G A P +/- PIM
BRANDON DAVIDSON   d 22 11 0 1 1 -8 14
BEN EAGER   F 29 7 0 0 0 -1 10
TRAVIS EWANYK   F 20 14 0 0 0 -2 13
TAYLOR FEDUN   d 25 12 1 3 4 -3 12
MARTIN GERNAT   d 20 5 0 3 3 3 2
DENIS GREBESHKOV D 30 7 1 1 2 -2 4
curtis hamilton   f 21 - - - - - -
ryan hamilton   F 28 2 0 0 0 0 2
ROMAN HORAK F 22 1 1 0 1 1 0
brad hunt   D 25 8 0 4 4 -1 2
ryan Jones   F 29 4 2 0 2 2 2
kale kessy   F 20 14 1 1 2 -3 16
oscar klefbom   d 20 12 0 1 1 -4 2
anton lander   F 22 10 3 4 7 -2 4
philip larsen   d 23 7 1 6 7 -4 4
MARTIN MARINCIN   D 21 12 0 3 3 -1 2
Ryan Martindale   F 21 4 1 2 3 -3 0
andrew miller   F 25 13 1 3 4 -4 4
david musil   d 20 6 0 1 1 -1 4
linus omark   F 26 14 9 4 13 -7 6
TYLER PITLICK   F 21 7 1 2 3 0 2
COREY POTTER D 29 6 0 1 1 -5 4
Bakersfield (ECHL)


Name POS age    GP G A P +/- PIM
Cameron Abney   F 22 3 0 0 0 -2 19
MARTIN GERNAT D 20 3 0 1 1 -2 6
DAVID MUSIL D 20 3 1 0 1 -3 2
Canadian Hockey League
Name POS age GP G A P +/- PIM team
BEN BETKER   d 19 20 2 3 5 4 28 EVERETT SILVERTIPS (WHL)
GREG CHASE f 18 19 13 10 23 6 24 CALGARY HITMEN (WHL)
DARNELL NURSE D 18 18 6 14 20 3 39 SAULT STE. MARIE (OHL)
JACKSON HOUCK   F 18 22 9 6 15 -10 13 VANCOUVER GIANTS (WHL)
JUJHAR KHAIRA   f 19 9 3 3 6   3 20 EVERETT SILVERTIPS (WHL)
MITCH MOROZ   F 19 21 12 6 18 8 59 EDMONTON OIL KINGS (WHL)
KYLE PLATZER   F 18 19 7 5 12 2 8 LONDON KNIGHTS (OHL)
MARCO ROY   F 18 5 2 8 10    5 6 BLAINVILL (QMJHL)
NCAA & USHL
Name POS age GP G A P +/- PIM team
EVAN CAMPBELL   f 20 5 0 0 0 N/A 4 UMASS-LOWELL
KELLEN JONES   F 23 11 4 10 14 N/A 4 quinnipiac
JOEY LALEGGIA  d 21 10 6 2 8 n/a 16 DENVER
JOHN MCCARRON   f 21 6 1 8 9 n/a 10 CORNELL
AIDAN MUIR   F 18 11 4 4 8 4 20 INDIANA (USHL)
DILLON SIMPSON   D 20 8 0 2 2 n/a 2 NORTH DAKOTA
Europe
Name POS age GP G A P +/- PIM team
ERIK GUSTAFSSON   D 21 19 0 4 4 1 8 frolunda (sweden)
TEEMU HARTIKAINEN   f 23 23 7 10 17 -2 14 UFA (RUSSIA)
ANTON SLEPYSHEV  F 19 15 1 1 2 +1 0 UFA (RUSSIA)
ANTTI TYRVAINEN   F 24 19 4 4 8 2 45 JOKERIT HELSINKI (FINLAND)
BOGDAN YAKIMOV  F 19 22 5 5 10 +1 0 Nizhnekamsk (russia)
DANIIL ZHARKOV  F 19 22 2 0 2 -1 4 NIZHNY NOVGOROD (RUSSIA)
2013 World Junior Hockey Championships
Name POS age GP G A P +/- PIM team
TBD                   
Goaltenders
Name age GP w l T GAA SV% team
RICHARD BACHMAN   26 8 3 4 1 2.40 .925 OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)
LAURENT BROSSOIT 20 - - - - - - OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)
TYLER BUNZ   21 3 0 1 1 3.38 .893 BAKERSFIELD (ECHL)
TYLER BUNZ 21 3 1 0 1 2.07 .937 OKLAHOMA CITY (AHL)
Frans Tuohimaa   22 N/A n/a n/a n/a 2.01 .927 HPK HAMEENLINNA (FINLAND)

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