NHL Draft: Matthew Robertson

Name: Matthew Robertson Team: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’4 201lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: 28th Western Prospect Ranking: 6th Estimated Draft Position: Eighteenth Overall to Twenty Ninth Overall   Areas of Strength Elite Skating Abilities Steadiness Defensively Suffocating Instincts Areas of Weakness Distributing Discipline Offensive Consistency Physical Play In Short: “A long rangy two-way defensemen who relies on elite skating abilities and suffocating … Read more

Future Cast: Edmonton Oil Kings

2019 WHL Draft Summary With new brass running the shots in Edmonton, the approach they took in drafting was a bit different than in years previous. The Edmonton Oil Kings made nine selections in this years bantam draft, Focused on adding players with heavy upside and mature physical features. Taking Caleb Reimer with their first pick of the draft, Reimer is a big strong and skilled power winger with a … Read more

Game Report: Nov 28 – Prince Albert at Edmonton

Prince Albert Raiders: Braden Pachal – Captain of his Prince Albert Raider’s team, Pachal had a good game for himself. Pachal was quick to activate in the rush and scored a nice goal on a two on one feed from Leason. Four-way mobility and footwork defend the rush as well as recover defensively when up in the rush. Pachal’s strived to be a difference maker every time he stepped over … Read more

Game Report: Nov 17 – Kelowna Rockets at Edmonton Oil Kings

    Kelowna Rockets Kaedan Korczak (NHL Draft 2019) – Versatile two-way defenseman who was on the Rockets second power play unit and top penalty killing. Matched up against Trey Fix-Wolansky and did an excellent job keeping him to the perimeter and limiting his ability to drag pucks to scoring areas. Korczak intuitiveness in his defensive zone was on full display, he boxes out in front of his net and … Read more

Game Report: Oct 27 – Saskatoon at Edmonton (WHL)

October 27th, 2018 – Saskatoon Blades at Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) – 5-2 EDM Keagan Slaney (2021 NHL Draft) – Slaney made his WHL Debut as a 15 year old. Slaney played a normal shift through a majority of the game. At first he was quite tentative and timid with the puck, had a few costly turnovers but recovered well. Noticed his decisions with the puck were good, the execution … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jake Neighbours

Name: Jake Neighbours Team: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Position: Left Wing Date of Birth: March 29th 2002 Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’11 201lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 4th Overall in 2017 – Edmonton Oil Kings (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Player Report: Possibly the most improved since his WHL Draft year, Jake Neighbours was our fourth ranked player coming into the draft and was selected in that position by the … Read more

Prospect Profile: Keagan Slaney

Name: Keagan Slaney Team: Edge Academy (CSSHL) Position: Defense Date of Birth: 2003 Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 170lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 20th Overall in 2018 – Edmonton Oil Kings (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Puck Hound Skating Abilities Two-Way game Areas of Weakness Size Covering Ice High Physical Work Load   Player Report: Going into the 2018 WHL Draft we had Slaney pinned in the … Read more

Sebastian Cossa Interview

  Tyler Lowry (@tlowry9) of DubNetwork recently an up close and personal interview with Sebastian Cossa of the Edmonton Oil Kings at the recent Hockey Canada U17 showcase in Calgary. Sebastian is a Fort McMurray native who has spent the previous two seasons with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers organization. He played at the Midget AAA level last year in the AMHL where he posted a 3.37 GAA and a 0.915 … Read more

Edmonton Oil Kings Draft Review

1st Overall – Dylan Guenther (NAX Academy)   Taken first overall in this years draft class, Guenther was regarded as the prospect with the highest ceiling in the draft. He is rangy with a good sized frame that he hasn’t started growing into quite yet. Possessed arguably the most dangerous shot in the draft, and he gets it off with precision and efficiency. Dylan has that blend of elite scoring … Read more