Regular season action is just a few short weeks away now as we hit the opening of the Edmonton Oilers training camp on September 21. With that, we now know who has been invited to take part in camp and it gives us a chance to look at some dark horse candidates to push for an opening night roster spot.
Oilers training camp roster
|Drake Caggiula||Derek Ryan|
|Mattias Janmark||Greg McKegg|
|Zach Hyman||Lane Pederson|
|Brandon Sutter||Adam Erne|
|Seth Griffith||Brad Malone|
|Connor Brown||Leon Draisaitl|
|Warren Foegele||Cam Wright|
|Jayden Grubbe||Matvey Petrov|
|Dino Kambeitz||Carl Berglund|
|Carter Savoie||Ethan De Jong|
|Xavier Bourgault||Dylan Holloway|
|James Hamblin||Ture Linden|
|Jake Chiasson||Raphael Lavoie|
|Ty Tullio||Ryan McLeod|
|Sam Gagner||Evander Kane|
|Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Connor McDavid|
|Evan Bouchard||#5 Cody Ceci|
|Ben Gleason||Mattias Ekholm|
|Darnell Nurse||Brett Kulak|
|Connor Corcorcan||Vincent Desharnais|
|Alex Peters||Phil Kemp|
|Noah Ganske||Markus Niemelainen|
|Noel Hoefenmayer||Beau Akey|
|Xavier Bernard||Jake Johnson|
|Cam Dineen||Philip Broberg|
Hockey is back in Oil County
In all, the team has invited 32 forwards, 19 defenders, and six goalies to participate.
Some players are (obviously) locks to make the team. But a few players will be worth watching to see how they engage with training camp.
Of major note, Ekholm will be held out of camp due to his hip flexor.
Some bubble guys include prospects like Dylan Holloway, Raphael Lavoie, and Matvey Petrov (who had a stellar showing in the Young Stars Tourney). They are competing with a few of the veterans, like Lane Pederson, Drake Caggiula, Brandon Sutter, and Adam Erne, both of whom are in camp on PTOs.
Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as storylines from camp come out and rosters begin to take shape!
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