3 Edmonton Oilers Players That Exceeded Expectations This Year

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Last week I wrote about “3 Edmonton Oilers Players That Fell Under Expectations This Year” in this article I am going to look at the other side of that coin. There has been lots of players having good season, but there have only been a few that have exceeded my expectations.

While Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are still putting up their points. As much as their numbers are impressive it was expected for them to get. This is one of the reasons I think that these two are going to get snubbed in the Hart Trophy race.

The list I have put together are for players that came into this season with lots of question marks around them. Whether it be from them having a rough season last year or they haven’t played much games in an Edmonton Oilers jersey before this season.

The good news for the Edmonton Oilers is there were a few options for this list. Lots of players have had a good season and several are having career best years. I put the players I thought have looked the best on the ice in combo with stats.

If these three players can keep playing at the level they are playing at now they will move up the lineup and help them potential secure a role with the Edmonton Oilers or at least another NHL team.