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Edmonton Oilers Pro Depth Chart

Overhaul is the key word at all levels of the organization.

The bottom of the depth chart looks like multi-car pileup.
The bottom of the depth chart looks like multi-car pileup.
Frederick Breedon

The current version of the 2013-14 Edmonton Oilers depth chart:

Left Wing
Right Wing
Taylor Hall
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Jordan Eberle
David Perron
Sam Gagner
Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth
Boyd Gordon
Nail Yakupov
Ryan Hamilton
Anton Lander
Ryan Jones
Toni Rajala
Mark Arcobello
Jesse Joensuu
Mike Brown
Will Acton
Tyler Pitlick
Ben Eager
Andrew Miller
Curtis Hamilton
Kale Kessy
Ryan Martindale
Cameron Abney
Antti Tyrvainen
Travis Ewanyk

Jujhar Khaira

Two new faces on the left side, four in the middle, and one starboard mean 1/4 of the forward depth chart has rolled over. Depth is an issue at all three positions, but is especially a concern at centre, where they have but three NHL-level centres and one of them, Nugent-Hopkins, won't be healthy to start the season. The summer talk involves moving Taylor Hall to the middle, but that leaves little NHL-level talent on the left.

Left Def
Right Def
Ladislav Smid
Jeff Petry
Andrew Ference
Justin Schultz
Nick Schultz
Anton Belov
Denis Grebeshkov
Corey Potter
Oscar Klefbom
Philip Larsen
Martin Marincin
Taylor Fedun
Brandon Davidson

Brad Hunt

David Musil

Martin Gernat

Darnell Nurse

Craig MacTavish acquired five new faces on the left, and two on the right as he overhauled more than half of the defensive corps, with special attention paid to rebuilding the right side, but the organization remains left-heavy on the blueline.

Devan Dubnyk
Jason Labarbera
Richard Bachman
Frans Tuohimaa
Olivier Roy
Tyler Bunz

Labarbera replaces Nikolai Khabibulin and Bachman takes over for Yann Danis while Tuohimaa appears on the depth chart for the first time. Dubnyk is a rare thing in Edmonton - a goaltender brought up through the organization, while veterans Labarbera and Bachman bring stability and consistently to the position.