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Caggiula impressing

by Paul Gazzola /

Oilers rookie centreman Drake Caggiula continues to turn heads with the big club, registering his second assist in his second NHL game. 

His return into the lineup after a hip injury has injected some energy into the team, and the veterans have taken notice.

"He's definitely accepted the challenge," said Matt Hendricks. "He's playing a position that he didn't play a whole lot of in college in centre, and he's doing quite well. I don't know if it was expected that he was going to be able to do that right away, but in my eyes he's done a great job."

Caggiula admitted to having to temper some of his emotions playing his first few games in the League. While he's still coming down from the adrenaline, he's having no trouble finding the motivation to continue producing.

Having the players' dads accompany them on the upcoming road trip could incite even more encouragement to continue generating.

"It's a lot of fun for me, but I'm sure it's going to be a lot of fun for him," said the Oilers centreman. "We always talked as a kid about being a professional hockey player as a dream, now it's becoming a reality and he gets to be a part of that with me."

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