Edmonton Oilers 2015-16 Report Card Thus Far

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Jujhar Khaira, A-

Jujhar Khaira has been quite a surprise for the Oilers in recent games. Again, he has not played that many games, but I feel like i can give him a grade. The third ever Punjabi player to play in the NHL, he has made quite a mark since being called up from the Condors.

With two assists and hard skating through nine games this season, I don’t think I can look to far into his performance in an Oilers jersey this year. However, he’s generating chances and crating speed up and down the wing, and he plays a tough game. With that, and the milestones he is pushing through, it is hard not to smile when you think of “J.J.”

He also speaks volumes and talks as if he is an older player, even though he is just up here on a call-up. He is earning each and every minute he is out there on the ice and he is becoming a very smart player, especially under McLellan’s leadership. I give him an A-, because he is accomplishing so much in such a small period of time, however, he has only played nine games and has two points. Not too shabby.

So, let’s see how he continues to progress as we go further into the season. Due to the fact that he is skating hard and is logging minutes on a team that is overall struggling, he might be up here a little bit longer than expected.