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BLOG: Lander’s goals come down to winning games

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers inked centre Anton Lander to a one-year contract extension this off-season and the 40th overall pick in 2009 is excited for the opportunity to return to Edmonton.

Knowing that this is a big training camp and season for the 23-year-old, Lander has set goals for himself and it’s all about winning hockey games.

“I want to win as many games as I can. I want to win, I want to be a better player and of course my first step is to make the team here in Edmonton. From there, it’s all about winning,” Lander said.

This year’s training camp provides Lander with an opportunity to prove to the club that he is ready for full-time NHL duty. Lander is coming off of a season in which he scored 52 points in 46 games with the Oklahoma City Barons and skated in 27 games with the Oilers.

“I’m really excited about the camp. The only thing I can do right now is work really really hard to get better and to show at camp, just go out there and try to do what I can do best to help the team win games. That’s what it’s all about.”

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