As we begin to see some of our players from last season sign elsewhere we are left wondering which players remain to form the base of next season’s team. Here are some of the possibilities to mull over. Some of these players could fill in gaps on the Oilers roster, while others could easily end up in Stockton, or even back in Juniors for another year. The list will be updated as we learn of more signings and additions. Let me know what you think and if I have missed any likely possibilities.

Everyone on this list has a current Oilers 2-way contract (or a pending qualifying offer), with the exception of Bryan Helmer. At this point there has been no word as to whether Helmer will re-sign with the OKC Barons, however, I have kept him on the list as a possibility.

Look closely at the ages of the players on this list. Joanne Ireland’s “Hockey players aren’t the only ones being developed at Oklahoma City” in the Edmonton Journal has some enlightening quotes by Todd Nelson, such as his comment on this coming season’s team: “Now we’re looking at the board, thinking, ‘Oh my goodness, we’re going to be even younger.” My thoughts exactly.

Updated: September 14, 2012

Name

Birth Place

Contract

Comments

Forwards:
Abney, Cameron (#40) – RW Aldergrove, BC – age 21 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Arcobello, Mark (#26) – RW Milford, CT – age 23 2-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
Byers, Dane – LW Nipawin, Saskatchewan – Age 26 1-yr 2-way contract Sept. 14 – Oilers assign to OKC (Waiver list)
Cornet, Philippe (#15) – LW Val-Senneville, QC – age 22 3-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
Eberle, Jordan – RW Regina, Saskatchewan – Age 22 3-yr-2-way through 2012-13 (re-signed 6-yr 1-way 2013-14 through 2018-19)  
Green, Josh (#12) – C Camrose, AB – age 34 1-yr AHL July 20 re-signed with Barons.
Hamilton, Curtis (#13) – LW Tacoma, WA – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Hartikainen, Teemu (#10) – LW Kuopio, Finland – age 22 3-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
House, Tanner (#21) – C Cochrane, AB – age 26 2-yr 2-way through 2012-13; Sept. 14 – Oilers assign to OKC (Waiver list)
Lander, Anton (#37) -  C Sundsvall, Sweden – age 21 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Martindale, Ryan (#22) – C Oshawa, ON – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Nugent-Hopkins, Ryan – C Burnaby, BC – age 19 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14  
Paajarvi, Magnus (#16) – LW Norrkoping, Sweden – age 21 3-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
Pelšs, Kristiāns – LW PreiĮi, Latvia – age 19 3-year 2-way through 2014-15  
Pitlick, Tyler (#9) – C Minneapolis, MN – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Tyrvainen, Antti (#14) – LW Seinaijoki, Finland – age 23 2-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
VandeVelde, Chris (#29) – C Moorhead, MN – age 25 1-yr through 2012-13; July 26 – re-signs a 1 year contract with the Oilers.
Defensemen:
Davidson,Brandon – D Lethbridge, AB – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2014-15; Article: Greg Harder’s “Davidson begins his NHL journey” in Leader-Post, June 2, 2012.
Fedun, Taylor – D Edmonton, AB – age 24 2-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
Marincin, Martin (#2) – D Kosice, Slovakia – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2014-15;  
Musil, David – D Calgary, AB – age 19 3-year 2-way through 2014-15  
Plante, Alex (#34) – D Brandon, MB – age 23 1-yr through 2012-13. Sept. 14 – Oilers assign to OKC (Waiver list)

July 26 – re-signs a 1 year contract with the Oilers.

Ringwald, Dan (#6) – D Oakville, ON – age 25 1-way AHL contract July 18 – re-signed to AHL contract
Schultz, Justin – D Westbank, BC – age 22 2-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Teubert, Colten (#33) – D White Rock, BC – age 22 3-yr 2-way through 2012-13;  
Zahn, Teigan – D Bethune, Saskatchewan – age 22 AHL/ECHL contract July 16 – Signed to AHL/ECHL contract
Goaltenders:
Danis, Yann (#35) – G Lafontaine, QC – age 31 1-year 2-way contract (2012-13) Sept. 14 – Oilers assign to OKC (Waiver list)
Roy, Olivier (#31) – G Amqui, QC – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2013-14;  
Bunz, Tyler – G St. Albert, AB – age 20 3-yr 2-way through 2014-15;  

 

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