Everything you need to know about forward Brady Stonehouse, who the Oilers have signed to a three-year entry-level contract.
On Thursday, the Oilers officially confirmed they had signed Brady Stonehouse to a three-year entry-level contract. He previously attended the team’s rookie camp and the beginning of the main training camp, before returning to the Ottawa 67’s near the end of September.
So who is Stonehouse and what can Oilers fans expect from him? Here are five things to know about the young prospect:
1) First the basics – Stonehouse is 19 years old, 5 foot 10, 194 pounds and is a left-hand shot. He was born in Blenheim, Ontario.
2) Stonehouse played youth hockey for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones. However, he really made his impact with the Elgin Middlesex Chiefs, where he had 83 points (37 goals and 46 assists) in just 48 games including playoffs.
3) As a twice undrafted free agent, Stonehouse has spent the previous two seasons with the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL. After a decent 2021-22 campaign, he stepped it up last season with a team-leading 37 goals to go along with 20 assists, in 68 games.
4) Alluding to his leadership skills, Stonehouse was recently named assistant captain for the 67’s. Speaking to the Ottawa 67’s official team media about the recognition, he described it as a privilege and a honour.
5) In respect of what Stonehouse can offer on the ice, he is strong, aggressive and never stops working. Usually deployed on the wing, he has the ability to get inside people’s heads and just generally cause problems for his opponents.
If you would like to read more about Stonehouse, David Staples of the Edmonton Journal has an excellent article which includes several scouting reports. Overall though, the Oilers may well have unearthed an underrated gem who could help them in the long run.