It was a busy off-season week on EdmontonOilers.com. Peter Chiarelli answered several questions from the media, we launched our draft coverage and continued our World Championship and prospect coverage. Here's what happened the week of May 14-20.
Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Peter Chiarelli spoke with the media on Tuesday for his end-of-season press conference.
He touched on a number of topics, including the 2016-17 season exceeding his expectations, the expansion draft and the pending signings of big contracts.
CHIARELLI A FINALIST
On the same day, Chiarelli was named a finalist for the GM of the Year Award.
OILERS SIGNED A GOALIE
On Wednesday, the Oilers signed goalie prospect Dylan Wells to a three-year entry-level contract.
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE DRAFT
We launched our pre-draft coverage on EdmontonOilers.com. In our first feature, we looked at the depth of forward talent that could be available in the Oilers range of the first round.
BEAR BEGINS MEM CUP RUN
Oilers defensive prospect Ethan Bear is coming off a career season for the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds and has now begun his Memorial Cup quest. We posted a feature on Bear heading into the tournament.
DRAISAITL AT WORLDS
Germany's World Championship tournament came to an end, but not without Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl leaving an impression on those there. We posted a feature on Draisaitl becoming the face of German hockey.