When you look at the top of the Edmonton Oilers forward depth chart there is some real offensive talent there with the likes of Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, David Perron and Nail Yakupov. Getting the puck to those playmakers is where a guy like Oilers free agent signee Mark Fayne comes in. While the defenceman doesn’t pretend to boast incredible offensive talent himself, where he does excel is getting the puck to those who do.
“I’ve never been known to be a flashy offensive guy,” Fayne said. “I definitely plan on just trying to get them the puck and if there is an option for me to do it I will try.”
That’s what Fayne is looking to bring to his new team in Edmonton: consistency and distribution of the puck.
“Just bringing consistency to the backend. The team has such fire power up front that my job is just to get them the puck and let them do their job.”