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Oct. 19 - Head-to-Head - Edmonton at Ottawa
2013 Oilers Training Camp Roster
Friday, 08.29.2014 / 10:15 AM
Andrew Ference, D, 35
Matt Hendricks, W, 33
UNDER CONTRACT THROUGH 2018
Mark Fayne, D, 27
UNDER CONTRACT THROUGH 2019
Jordan Eberle, C, 24
Benoit Pouliot, LW, 27
UNDER CONTRACT THROUGH 2020
Taylor Hall, LW, 22
UNDER CONTRACT THROUGH 2021
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, 21
* - Age as of September 1, 2014
Sunday, 08.24.2014 / 11:20 AM
at this time of year, including us, we feel like we're going to be better. But the internal growth is what really drives us, and we're optimistic that's going to occur as well."
The Oilers feel they are heading in the right direction with their young group of rising stars. The issue for the club has been trying to find a suitable supporting cast for Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Jordan
Sunday, 08.24.2014 / 11:19 AM
Picking first at the NHL Draft three straight seasons (2010-12) allowed the Edmonton Oilers to select three NHL-ready prospects in Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov.
Otherwise, the Oilers have done their best to be patient with their young players.
That could change, however, as Leon Draisaitl, the third pick of the 2014 draft, will have every chance to become the team's fourth
Sunday, 08.24.2014 / 11:18 AM
Here's a look at the projected 2014-15 lineup for the Oilers:
Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
David Perron - Leon Draisaitl - Nail Yakupov
Benoit Pouliot - Mark Arcobello - Teddy Purcell
Jesse Joensuu - Boyd Gordon - Matt Hendricks
Anton Lander - Luke Gazdic
The biggest question on the roster is, who slots in at center behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with Sam Gagner
Sunday, 08.24.2014 / 11:16 AM
3. Will Ryan Nugent-Hopkins be able to carry the load at center? -- Nugent-Hopkins was pegged as the Oilers' No. 1 center the moment the team made him the first selection in the 2011 draft. Nugent-Hopkins was signed to a long-term extension last season, confirming his place in the team's future with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. Unlike Hall and Eberle, however, Nugent-Hopkins still is looking
Tuesday, 08.12.2014 / 4:51 PM
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has executed a roster overhaul in his time at the helm. That turnover has left players like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as that expected next wave of leaders in the locker room. In a lot of ways, it’s now their team. But Eberle says it’s been that way for a little while now.
“I’ve felt that way the last few years,” Eberle said at Oilers Hockey School
Friday, 07.25.2014 / 2:26 PM
they once were and the turnover of the roster under his watchful eye is indicative of that. Of those who played at least one game for the Oilers during the 2012-13 season, only eight remain in the system (Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov, Justin Schultz, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jeff Petry, Anton Lander and Mark Arcobello).
“I knew immediately that there was a lot of change that had to occur
Tuesday, 07.22.2014 / 2:10 PM
When you look at the top of the Edmonton Oilers forward depth chart there is some real offensive talent there with the likes of Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, David Perron and Nail Yakupov. Getting the puck to those playmakers is where a guy like Oilers free agent signee Mark Fayne comes in. While the defenceman doesn’t pretend to boast incredible offensive talent himself, where
Tuesday, 07.15.2014 / 11:38 AM
NHL.com’s fantasy hockey insiders Matt Cubeta and Pete Jensen have pieced together their off-season rankings of the top 200 fantasy hockey players.
Edmonton Oilers winger Taylor Hall tops out at 26th on Cubeta’s list. Jordan Eberle is the second Oilers player on that list at 82nd. Other Oilers on Cubeta’s list are David Perron (100), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (115), Nail Yakupov (129), Ben Scrivens
Saturday, 07.05.2014 / 3:49 PM
to have a strong centreman with some size that can play ahead of or behind Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, whichever way it works. We’ll give him that opportunity but also have to tell you he’s still a junior-age player who may need time and we’ll just give him that time for him to become the prospect we hope he can be.”
Draisaitl admits there’s still some work to do before he has earned his opportunities