Missed five games (11/14-11/22) due to injury ... Sparred with Deryk Engelland vs. CGY (11/2) ... Served as a healthy extra in three games (11/1-11/2, 11/8) ... Scored his first NHL goal at VAN (10/26) ... Led WSH in hits (6) and penalty minutes (7) at EDM (10/22) ... Recorded 6:41 of ice time vs. FLA (10/18) ... Led all skaters in hits (5) vs. NJ (10/16) ... Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. SJ (10/14) ... Registered 6:59 of ice time at BOS (10/11) ... Recorded three hits and seven penalty minutes in his NHL debut vs. MTL (10/9).
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday