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Bear named WHL Player of the Week

Ethan Bear scored 10 points and helped his team to a 3-2-0-0 record

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Seattle Thunderbirds defenceman and Oilers prospect Ethan Bear was named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 19, 2017.

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Monday practice updates 02/20

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers took to the ice at Amalie Arena in Florida Monday for practice ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Both injured defencemen Kris Russell and Darnell Nurse, as well as forward Jujhar Khaira, practiced with the team.

Video: PRACTICE | Monday in Tampa

 

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Russell could return Tuesday, Nurse close

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

There's a possibility the Oilers blueline could get bolstered by Kris Russell's return from injury Tuesday. The defenceman practiced fully Monday in Tampa and is feeling ready to play.

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McDavid named NHL Third Star of the Week

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today, Oilers centre Connor McDavid has been named the NHL's third Star of the Week. Winnipeg Jets winger Patrick Laine and Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri have also been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 19.

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Bear nets two to bring total to 25 goals

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

Oilers prospect Ethan Bear recorded two goals and added two assists in the Seattle Thunderbirds 5-3 win over Portland.

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Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle talk season and team identity

The Oilers secured their 70th point of the season on Thursday

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Video: RAW | Jordan Eberle

After defeating the Philadelphia Flyers and securing their 31st victory of the season, the Oilers also nabbed their 70th point - equalling their full-season wins and points total from the 2015-16 campaign. It's the third time the team has reached the 70-point mark since the 2009-10 season.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was asked about reaching 70 points.

Video: RAW | Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

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McLellan on potent offence

The Oilers have scored 11 goals in the past two games

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan jumbled his lines in an effort to reinvigorate the offence. With 11 goals in the past two games - wins over the Arizona Coyotes and Philadelphia Flyers - it worked.

McLellan commented on the offence Friday after the Oilers practiced.

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Russell gives update

Oilers defenceman Kris Russell spoke about his potential return during the team's six game road trip

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

Oilers defenceman Kris Russell will join the Oilers on their six-game road trip, signalling that he is close to returning to game action.

The Caroline, AB, native spoke after Friday's practice about his status.

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Chiarelli on Puljujärvi's progress

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers top prospect down in the minors is heating up. Jesse Puljujärvi has three goals in his last four games as he pads his totals to 11 points (5-6-11) in 15 American Hockey League games.

Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli went down to California recently to catch up with the 18-year-old.

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Marino wins Beanpot

Oilers defence prospect John Marino is a Beanpot champion with his Harvard Crimson

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

The Harvard freshman with an affinity for Beantown is now a Beanpot champion.

Oilers defence prospect John Marino won the 65th annual Beanpot hockey tournament Monday with his No. 3 Harvard Crimson. The Crimson defeated the No. 4 Boston University Terriers by a score of 6-3 at TD Garden. 

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