Defensemen make up majority of Edmonton Oilers NCAA and European prospect group
The Edmonton Oilers had four prospects playing in Europe for the 2012-13 season, the most notable being defensive prospect Oscar Klefbom who, despite being injured for the majority of the 2012-13 season, is one of the Oilers’ most anticipated defensive prospects. The Oilers also have defenseman Erik Gustafsson and a pair of goaltending prospects with Samu Perhonen and Frans Tuohimaa who are both showing signs of potential, although neither are quite blue chip prospects as of yet.
In the NCAA, the Oilers have three wingers and three defensive prospects, all at different stages in their development curves. A notable prospect from the college hockey pool is Jujhar Khaira, who has made his way from virtual unknown to a bit of an unlikely contender and is being mentioned more and more frequently by Oilers fans and prospect analysts alike.… read more