Oilers Development Camp Roster

Claus Andersen

Yesterday afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers announced the list of players who will be present at their summer development camp, which begins today and finishes up on July 9th. Check out the full list below:

Goalies:

Tyler Bunz: The only player attending who played professional hockey in North America last season.

Franky Palazzese: 20-year-old netminder has now passed through three entry drafts without being selected, but he finished fourth in the OHL with a save percentage of .922 in 2012-13 after finishing second in 2011-12 with a save percentage of .927; possible free agent signing.

Frans Tuohimaa: Won a two-year entry-level contract from the Oilers over fellow Finn Samu Perhonen and will likely spend next season with HPK of the SM-liiga.

Troy Trombley: 18-year-old netminder took over as Tri-City's starting goalie in February after Eric Comrie was injured; played reasonably well during the regular season (.911), but got shelled in the playoffs (.859) and passed through the draft last week.

Defensemen:

Jake Baker: 6'5'' and 212 pounds; has played for Northern Michigan University for each of the last two seasons and is a non-factor offensively.

Ben Betker: 6'4'' and 201 pounds; played with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL last season after spending the 2011-12 season in the BCHL; Oilers liked him enough to spend a sixth-round draft pick on him last weekend.

Kyle Bigos (Notably Absent): Huge defender apparently not in the organization's plans; they still have time to sign him but the persistent rumor is that they won't and his absence here is certainly telling.

Martin Gernat: Was ranked 13th in the last edition of the Top 25 Under 25 came back from a shoulder injury in January and was excellent in the WHL playoffs with 17 points and a +16 rating in 22 games.

Erik Gustafsson: Had a good season with Djurgården in the Allsvenskan in 2012-13 and will be playing in the SHL with Frölunda in 2013-14; was ranked 25th in the last eidtion of the Top 25 Under 25.

Oscar Klefbom: Oft-injured defenseman was ranked 8th in the last edition of the Top 25 Under 25 will likely start the season in Oklahoma City but get some time with the Oilers; with the addition of Darnell Nurse, there's suddenly some urgency to establish himself as a top four defenseman.

Joey Laleggia: College blueliner took a small step back offensively in 2012-13, but still finished tied for second in team scoring with 29 points in 39 games, good enough for ninth among defensemen in the NCAA in points per game.

Joey Leach: Former third-round draft pick of the Calgary Flames recently signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Barons but seems destined to start the year in Stockton.

Ben Lindemulder: Small 25-year-old without much offense has played with the University of Alberta for the last three years.

Kenney Morrison: 21-year-old Alberta native spent last season playing on Western Michigan University's blueline where he led the team's defensemen (which included hot prospect Danny DeKeyser) in scoring with 20 points in 38 games.

David Musil: Second round pick in 2011 (31st overall) hasn't grown offensively in the WHL, but was nevertheless ranked 11th in the last edition of the Top 25 Under 25; he'll be battling Gernat for minutes on OKC's blueline all season.

Darnell Nurse: Drafted seventh overall last week; for most Oiler fans this will be the first chance to see him live.

Dillon Simpson: 20-year-old was ranked 12th in the last edition of the Top 25 Under 25 is entering his senior year (!) at the University of North Dakota where he has been moving up the depth chart each season.

Forwards:

Evan Campbell: Oilers took him 128th overall in his third year of draft eligibility; Campbell was tenth in BCHL scoring with 1.29 points per game, but his teammate, Mario Puskarich, led the league with 1.62.

Gregory Chase: Taken with the Oilers last pick in the draft; played with the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL in 2012-13 and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 59 points in 86 games.

Jacob Doty: 20-year-old enforcer has had 50 fights in the WHL over his last three seasons.

Travis Ewanyk: Pure checker with the Oil Kings of the WHL will probably be playing with either Stockton or Oklahoma City this year after the Oilers gave him a three-year entry-level contract in March.

Jackson Houck: 18-year-old winger was drafted 94th overall over the weekend; led the Vancouver Giants in scoring with 57 points in 69 games, but finished third on the team in points per game behind Marek Tvrdon and Cain Franson.

Connor Jones: Undrafted, but his twin brother was, and they always come to these development camps together.

Kellen Jones: Both Kellen and Connor took a step back offensively with Quinnipiac this season, but the team was much better; Quinnipiac was ranked #1 in the country heading into the Frozen Four, and made it all the way to the championship game before losing to Yale.

Kale Kessy: Acquired from Phoenix for Tobias Rieder and then had a nice playoff run with 11 goals in 15 games; strongest comparable I found for him is Marcus Foligno, but the offense is a little shy of Foligno's.

Jujhar Khaira: Jumped all the way to 14th in the last edition of the Top 25 Under 25 after a strong debut season at Michigan Tech; outscored all NCAA players younger than him with 0.68 points per game, good enough for 8th among freshmen who turned 19 no earlier than January 1, 2013.

Nick MacNeil: 6'4'' center turned 24 in January and has spent the last three seasons playin with the University of New Brunswick; tied for the team lead in goals with 15 in 27 games in 2012-13.

John McCarron: Only scored seven goals with Cornell last season, but was second on the team with 96 shots in 33 games; was recently named Cornell's captain for the 2013-14 season.

Andrew Miller: Signed to a one-year entry-level deal earlier this year after graduating from Yale after helping the school to its first national championship; Miller is a similar player to, the same age as, and a former teammate of Mark Arcobello.

Mitchell Moroz: Did not progress offensively in the way he likely needed to in order to be on track as an NHL prospect; will probably get more offensive opportunities with the WHL's Oil Kings in 2013-14.

Adian Muir: 17-year-old center drafted 113th overall took a big step forward in Midget hockey in 2012-13, but has a lot of ground to cover from here to an NHL career; will play next season with the USHL's Indiana Ice.

Reid Petryk: 6'1'' center had 40 points in 70 games with Everett of the WHL, and then played a couple of AHL games with the Lake Erie Monsters after the WHL season ended; the 20-year-old is likely looking for an AHL contract.

Kyle Platzer: The little-ist Coke Machine was taken 96th overall despite scoring just 28 points and 86 games to go along with 23 PiMs and a 5'11'' frame; apparently played fourth line minutes with London of the OHL.

Marc-Olivier Roy: The guy Edmonton actually drafted in the second round bested a point per game with one of the QMJHL's better teams in 2012-13.

Bryce Van Brabant: Big center has grit rather than offense as a calling card and played with the Jones brothers at Quinnipiac for the last two seasons; he was born in Edmonton and is a former captain of the Spruce Grove Saints.

Bogdan Yakimov: Big Russian center taken 83rd overall will play in the KHL next year after spending a season in the relative obscurity of Russia's second division.

Daniil Zharkov: An offensive player who scored 0.72 points per game and 0.38 goals per game in the OHL during his Draft +1 season is slated to go back to the KHL for 2013-14.

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