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RECAP: 2019 Oilers Skills Competition

Recap of the 2019 Oilers Skills Competition, presented by Rogers

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Team Orange defeated Team White 18-17 at the 2019 Oilers Skills Competition, presented by Rogers in front of a large crowd at Rogers Place.

View our breakdown of the day event by event below.

Some highlights include Darnell Nurse showing off his blistering 102.1 mph slap shot, Ryan Spooner winning fastest skater with a time of 14.445 seconds and Ty Rattie winning the accuracy shooting by going 4-for-4 in 8.008 seconds.

Video: SKILLS | Highlight Reel

ESSENTIAL LINKS

Connor McDavid, Jujhar Khaira, Alexander Petrovic, Andrej Sekera and Kailer Yamamoto did not participate in this year's skills competition.

Video: SKILLS | Puljujarvi and Lucic Pre-Event

FASTEST SKATER

The team with fastest youth hockey skater is awarded one point, while the fastest Oilers skaters is awarded four points. 

Video: SKILLS | Fastest Skater

TEAM ORANGE:

Youth Skater - Ashton Brown: 16.516 (1 point)

Oilers Skaters:

Kassian: 15.062

Lucic: 15.068

Rattie: 14.988

TEAM WHITE: 

Youth Skater - Jake Smith: 17.443

Oilers Skaters:

Puljujarvi: 14.688 

Spooner: 14.445 (4 points)

Rieder: 14.496 

Team White leads 4-1 after the first event.

Video: SKILLS | Ryan Spooner Interview 

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BREAKAWAY CHALLENGE

Players trade chances on net, with the winner of youth skater fan vote being awarded one point. The winner of each Oilers shooter fan vote was awarded one point.

Video: SKILLS | Breakaway Challenge

TEAM ORANGE:

Youth Shooter: Andrew Thomson

Oilers Shooters:

Brodziak: (0-for-2)

Kassian: (1-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

Larsson: (0-for-2)

Manning (Can you score with it? 1 point - Fan Vote): 

TEAM WHITE:

Youth Shooter: James Bothwell (1 point - Fan Vote)

Oilers Shooters:

Spooner: (0-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

Chiasson: (0-for-2)

Draisaitl: (0-for-2; 1 point - Fan Vote)

Gambardella (Can you score with it? No goal)

Team White leads 7-3 after two events.

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SHOOTING ACCURACY

The winning youth hockey team is awarded one point. The team with the individual winner is awarded three points. The team with the lowest combined total time is awarded two point. 

Video: SKILLS | Accuracy Shooting

TEAM ORANGE: (1 point - lowest average time)

Youth Shooter Simon Leung: 19.733

Oilers Shooters (Awarded 1 point for fastest total):

Manning: 23.398 

Rattie: 8.008 (3 points)

Nugent-Hopkins: 11.171

Passers: Russell & Benning

TEAM WHITE:

Youth Shooter Nolan Eastwood: 18.075 (1 point)

Shooters:

Jones: 39.544

Nurse: 29.548

Chiasson: 33.652

Passers: Gravel & Puljujarvi

Team White leads 8-7 after three events.

Video: SKILLS | Ty Rattie Interview

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SKILLS CHALLENGE RELAY

The winning team is awarded five points.

Video: SKILLS | Skills Challenge Relay

TEAM ORANGE: 1:41.764 - 5 Points

One-Timers: Benning & Larsson (Passer: Brodziak)

Saucer Pass: Nugent-Hopkins

Puck Control: Rattie

Goalie Goal: Talbot

TEAM WHITE: 3:37.182

One-Timers: Jones & Gravel (Passer: Spooner)

Saucer Pass: Draisaitl

Puck Control: Rieder

Goalie Goal: Koskinen

Score is 12-8 Team Orange after four events.

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HARDEST SHOT

The winning youth skater earns one point, while the hardest Oilers individual shot earns three points. The team with highest average receives one point.

Video: SKILLS | Hardest Shot

TEAM ORANGE: 1 Point - Highest Team Average

Youth Hockey Shooter Gabriel Kenny: 60.2 mph

Oilers Shooters:

Manning: 94.7; 94.7

Brodziak: 99.7; 99.1

Lucic: 99.2; 100.8

Benning: 100.4; 101

TEAM WHITE: 

Youth Hockey Shooter Kade Prediger: 61.5 mph (1 Point)

Oilers Shooters:

Gambardella: 96; 94.4 

Puljujarvi: 89.6; 95.2

Draisaitl: 88.3; 88.2 

Nurse: 101.8; 102.1 - (1 point - Hardest Shot)

Darnell Nurse owns the biggest shot on the Oilers!

Team Orange is edging Team White 13-12 heading into the final event of the day.

Video: SKILLS | Darnell Nurse Interview

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KING OF THE SHOOTOUT

Each youth skater goal is worth one point, as was each Oilers goal. 

 Video: SKILLS | King of the Shootout - Final Round

TEAM ORANGE YOUTH: 2 Points

TEAM WHITE YOUTH: 3 Points

TEAM ORANGE OILERS: 3 Points

TEAM WHITE OILERS: 2 Points

TEAM ORANGE WINS 18-17

Video: SKILLS | Shootout - Round 1

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