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Darnell Nurse takes top spot in Edmonton Oilers Top 20


In this spring update, the Oilers’ Top 20 rankings saw the graduations of Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz, leaving future franchise defenseman Darnell Nurse to lead the charge.



The Oilers’ defensive pipeline continues to be their strongest asset, with two promising power forward prospects rounding out the top five. Other developments to note include the re-emergence of Tyler Pitlick, who made a big push to crack the Oilers’ lineup this year. Newcomer Greg Chase has certainly turned heads this season and recently-acquired netminder Laurent Brossoit may be the high-caliber goaltending prospect the Oilers have sought for years.

1. (3) Darnell Nurse, D, 8.0C
Drafted 1st round, 7th overall, 2013

With the recent graduations mentioned above, 19-year-old Darnell Nurse now heads the list of Oilers prospects.… read more



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