ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT NHL SHOWCASE
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 05/22/2013
Notable Players on Oilers depth chart with experience in OKC
- Jordan Eberle RW 6-0 185 lbs.
Scored 51 points in 34 games for Barons during NHL work stoppage earlier this season
Oilers team leader in goals over the last three seasons (68)
- Justin Schultz D 6-2 185 lbs.
Scored 48 points in 34 games for Barons during NHL work stoppage earlier this season
Named AHL Defenseman of the Year for his exploits in Oklahoma City
- Taylor Hall LW 6-1 194 lbs.
#1 overall draft choice in 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Scored 34 points in 26 games for Barons during NHL work stoppage earlier this season
Led Oilers in points during 2012-13 season
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C 6-0 170 lbs. #1 overall draft choice in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Scored 20 points in 19 games for Barons during NHL work stoppage
- Teemu Hartikainen LW 6-1 215 lbs.
Scored first two goals in Barons franchise history
Top 3 in Barons franchise history for games played (164), goals (45), assists (66) & points (111)
His 52 NHL games is most by a player that began his pro career in OKC
In all, 28 players have played for the Oklahoma City Barons and then played at least one game with the Edmonton Oilers
Philippe Cornet Yann Danis Shawn Belle Alex Giroux
Milan Kytnar Bryan Rodney Alex Plante Liam Reddox
Linus Omark Mark Arcobello Colten Teubert Anton Lander
Magnus Paajarvi Theo Peckham Taylor Chorney Martin Gerber
Josh Green J.F. Jacques Ryan O’Marra Richard Petiot
Lennart Petrell Chris Vandevelde
Previous NHL Games played in Oklahoma City
Edmonton Oilers (1) vs. New York Islanders (4) Dec. 13, 1992
The first major league regular season sports event to be played in Oklahoma City and only regular season game played here. This was part of the NHL’s effort to play at neutral sites across North American during the early 1990’s
St. Louis Blues (6) vs. Dallas Stars (2) Sept. 15, 1994
Early in Mike Keenan’s coaching career with the Blues, players like Curtis Joseph, Al MacInnis and Steve Duchene skated for St. Louis. Darcy Wakaluk was the goaltender for Dallas while Todd Harvey and Dave Gagner scored for Dallas.
Boston Bruins (3) vs. St. Louis Blues (2) Sept. 17, 1997
Rookie and #1 overall draft choice Joe Thornton was playing in his first professional games for the Boston Bruins during this preseason contest
Los Angeles Kings (2) vs. Phoenix Coyotes (1) Oct. 3, 2002
The first hockey game ever played at the newly-constructed Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Blazers all-time leading scorer Joe Burton briefly attended training camp with the Coyotes in preparation for this game.
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