Oilers Development Camp Begins Wednesday

Zharkov will be ready to play. Photo courtesy Aaron Bell / CHL Images

Wednesday kicks off the beginning of Oilers Devleopment Camp in Sherwood Park.

Here is a list of the invitees, courtesy of the Edmonton Oilers website.

GOALTENDERS (5)

1 Tyler Bunz
38 Jared Coreau
50 Samu Perhonen
30 Olivier Roy
39 Frans Tuohimaa

DEFENCE (11)

86 Kyle Bigos
88 Brandon Davidson
85 Wade Epp
81 Taylor Fedun
78 Martin Gernat
90 Erik Gustafsson
84 Oscar Klefbom
77 Joey Laleggia
80 Martin Marincin
87 David Musil
79 Dillon Simpson

FORWARDS (18)

73 Cameron Abney
69 Cameron Critchlow
67 Travis Ewanyk
59 Brett Ferguson
70 Curtis Hamilton
72 Connor Jones
76 Kellen Jones
52 Jujhar Khaira
74 Antoine Laganiere
82 Stephane Legault
45 Brandon Magee
66 Ryan Martindale
65 John McCarron
53 Mitchell Moroz
63 Kristians Pelss
61 Tobias Rieder
64 Nail Yakupov
47 Daniil Zharkov

Some quick notes on this list of folks

  • Yakupov.  He’s going to dazzle.  This is true.
  • Excited to see 2011′s crop of defencemen, most notably Oscar Klefbom (a first rounder) and David Musil (early second).
  • After last year’s brutal leg injury suffered during a preseason game, this will be the first most fans have seen of hometown prospect Taylor Fedun.  After suffering a compound leg fracture, it’s really a miracle that he can skate.  Go get ‘em out there.
  • I’m a big goalie guy, and I will be interested in seeing if any of these gents will are ready to take the next step in their young careers.  Will Olivier Roy become a fixture in the AHL this year?  What about Tyler Bunz, coming off a 39 win season in Medicine Hat?

Each session from Wednesday to Monday (27 June to 02 July) starting at 9:30 at Millennium Place in Sherwood Park.  It’s open to the public,  so take some pictures if you’re able to get there.  It’s a great way to see the shiny new draft picks of 2012, as well as see some familiar faces that have been with the club for a year or more.  Most importantly, it’s a five day event that gets to showcase what this team has in their pipeline, and what we might get to see in a few months.

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