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GAME STORY: Canucks 4, Oilers 2

The Oilers get two points apiece from Jurco, Marody and Russell but drop the second game of a pre-season back-to-back to the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4-2

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

VANCOUVER, BC - The trio of Tomas Jurco, Patrick Russell and Cooper Marody accounted for all the offence while combining for two points apiece and Oilers goalie prospect Shane Starrett made more than a few five-alarm saves, but it was the Vancouver Canucks who managed a 4-2 pre-season victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Post-Game at VAN 09.17.19

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MORNING SKATE REPORT: Oilers at Canucks

The Oilers head to Vancouver for their first road pre-season game against the Canucks

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

The Oilers visit the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Tuesday.

You can watch the game on Sportsnet One, West and Pacific or listen on the Oilers Radio Network, including 630 CHED.

Video: OILERS TODAY | Pre-Game at VAN 09.17.19

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OFF-SEASON OIL: Finish line

See how the Oilers spent their last days of the off-season before checking in for Training Camp

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB -  With the calender flipping to September and the leaves beginning to change, the finish line comes into focus. We catch you up on how the Oilers spent their last month ahead of training camp by taking a look at all their social media posts before converging on Edmonton and Rogers Place to gear up for the season. Get up to speed with our latest Off-Season Oil feature!

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OFF-SEASON OIL: Start of the dog days

Catch up on how Oilers players and prospects have been filling their time as the new season approaches

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - As the calendar flipped to August, we officially entered the dog days of the off-season. With around a month before training camp opens, we catch you up on how Oilers players and prospects have been filling their time as we creep closer and closer to September. Get up to speed with our latest Off-Season Oil feature! 

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BLOG: Henderson to head pro scouting, looks to bring stability

"By bringing myself and Tyler Wright in, obviously that gives (Ken Holland) some stability with two people he's very familiar with," new Oilers Director of Pro Scouting Archie Henderson said

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - There was a recurring theme when Ken Holland took the reins as the new President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers in May.

Throughout his introductory press conference, Holland kept coming back to the word stability. His long-standing tenure in the Detroit Red Wings organization was characterized by consistency, something he believes was a by-product of internal stability.

With two additions to his scouting staff in Tyler Wright and Archie Henderson, Holland hopes to further that mandate in his new role.

Both Wright and Henderson join Holland's staff in Edmonton have previously worked with him in Detroit. Henderson, specifically, worked as a pro scout in the Red Wings organization from 2016-19 and joins the Oilers as the club's new Director of Professional Scouting. Wright will fill the role of Director of Amateur Scouting.

RELEASE: Oilers add Henderson and Wright to scouting staff

When asked about the opportunity to work with Holland again, Henderson made note of the familiarity factor between both he and Wright and the Oilers GM.

"I think one of the things Ken Holland has made clear is that he wants to create as much stability as you can in the organization," said Henderson.

"By bringing myself and Tyler Wright in, obviously that gives him some stability with two people he's very familiar with."

With three seasons of experience with working with Holland, Henderson knows what to expect, how the GM operates and is looking forward to re-establishing a connection with his former boss.

"Ken is a very focused individual. He's very methodical and he thinks things out an awful lot and he relies on other people's opinions," said Henderson.

"He wants to hear what people think and then he evaluates everything from there."

In a role that will have him overseeing several pro scouts, Henderson knows developing strong communication amongst the ranks will be imperative to the department's success moving forward.

"Our staff on the pro side is going to know the Edmonton Oilers and Bakersfield Condors very well. We're going to know which areas that we have to fill and we'll go from there," said Henderson.

"As soon as our guys start identifying players, that will come back to myself and we'll do a lot of crossover scouting so that we have a wide opinion of everyone on the staff of certain players in certain situations. That information will go to Ken and Ken will make his call."

Henderson's addition to the Oilers organization doubles as a homecoming for the Calgary native, as he'll be returning to the province he was born and raised in- something he's very much looking forward to.

"I lived my whole life in Alberta, born and raised, but I've been away in a working environment since I was 19. It's awesome to come back," said Henderson.

"I'm very, very aware of the support that the Edmonton Oilers fans have and the passion that Oilers fans around the world have for their team. I'm looking forward into growing this thing into a contender."

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OFF-SEASON OIL: Summer heats up

Stay up-to-date on all the Oilers off-season action via their social media posts from all over the world

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - With the off-season rolling along, we catch you up on how Oilers players and prospects have been filling the time including Development Camp in Edmonton for the young guys, vacations in Croatia, marriage proposals, contract signings & more. Get up to speed with our latest Off-Season Oil feature! 

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PROSPECT PROFILE: Dylan Cozens

Count Yukon product Dylan Cozens amongst intriguing forwards projected to go inside the top 10

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - In a class chalk-full of intriguing and skilled forwards with varying skill-sets, you'll be hard-pressed to find two mock drafts where the top 10 looks exactly the same with the 2019 NHL Draft just weeks away.

With the likes of a pure scorer in Cole Caufield, crafty playmaker Trevor Zegras or the speedy and versatile centre Alex Turcotte, it's shaping up to be a pick-your-poison situation for forwards available in this year's first round. And another that has worked himself into the conversation is the lean, tall, two-way workhorse centre Dylan Cozens of the WHL Lethbridge Hurricanes, NHL Central Scouting's fifth-ranked North American skater.

Video: COMBINE | Dylan Cozens 

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OFF-SEASON OIL: Spring adventures

Catch up on all the Oilers off-season action via their social media updates from all over the world

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Be it traveling, competing overseas, celebrating milestones, signing contracts or taking in the Raptors post-season run, Oilers players and prospects have kept busy during the off-season thus far with many of them documenting their adventures via social media. Keep tabs on what they've been up to with the first Off-Season Oil feature of 2019. 

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WORLDS: Day 11 Coverage

Larsson and Sweden win tight 5-4 matchup against Latvia to secure quarter-final berth while Nurse and Canada roll past Denmark

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

For full coverage of the Oilers competing in this month's IIHF World Championship and their individual and country's performances, visit our international page at EdmontonOilers.com/Worlds.

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WORLDS: Day 9 Coverage

Nurse and Canada best Germany while Sekera and Larsson pick up wins with Slovakia and Sweden

by Cait MacPhail / EdmontonOilers.com

For full coverage of the Oilers competing in this month's IIHF World Championship and their individual and country's performances, visit our international page at EdmontonOilers.com/Worlds. 

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