Despite not being able to partake in morning skate due to a delay with his equipment, the Oilers newest acquisition Henrik Samuelsson will make his Bakersfield Condors debut Friday night against the Stockton Heat.
The forward spoke on 630 CHED's Oilers Now about coming to the Oilers organization and how the trade involved his former Edmonton Oil Kings teammate.
"I kind of knew something was going to happen, me getting moved," said the 22-year-old. "But shocked it was me and Mitchy (Mitchell Moroz)."
The 27th overall selection in the 2012 NHL Draft was previously plagued by injuries but is now healthy.
"(I'm) good now, so that's all that matters but I've been up and down with injuries this season."
Samuelsson recalled his favourite aspect of playing in Edmonton with the Oil Kings, the team he won two WHL Championships and one Memorial Cup with.
"Just the support that the Oil Kings get in Edmonton is unbelievable," he said. "I can't even imagine how it is for the Oilers."
Samuelsson has played in three NHL games and is yet to register his first NHL point.