The Oilers have selected Connor McDavid with 1st overall pick in the 2015 Draft.
McDavid becomes the Oilers fourth 1st overall pick in the last six years. The 18-year-old phenom has dominated the OHL for the last two seasons and was the consensus number-1 overall pick coming into the draft. He finished the 2014-15 season with 44 goals and 76 assists (120 points) in 47 games with Erie. He did not slow down in the playoffs either, tallying 49 points (21G / 28A) in 20 contests. He wraps up his junior career with 97 goals and 188 assists (285 points) in 166 career regular season games.
The Oilers have signed Nail Yakupov to a two-year, $5 million contract extension.
Yakupov, 21, had a terrible start to the season, posting just 12 points (5G / 7A) in 50 games in the first four months of the season, but finished relatively strong, collecting nine goals and 12 assists (21 points) in the final 31 games. Yakupov was pending restricted free agent this summer, but is now locked up through the 2016-17 season.
The Islanders have recalled Griffin Reinhart from Bridgeport (AHL).
Reinhart, 21, had one assist in eight games with the Islanders this season. He has seven goals and 15 assists (22 points) in 59 games with Bridgeport. He will likely serve as an extra defenseman in the playoffs.
Scrivens surrendered four goals on 29 shots in the Oilers loss to the Flames last Saturday. Scrivens has sat out the last two games, but will start the final game of the season tonight in Vancouver. He is 15-26-10 with a 3.11 GAA and .892 SV% on the season and has not beat the Canucks this season…so don’t try to get fancy on the last day.
The Oilers have reassigned Laurent Brossoit to Oklahoma City (AHL).
Brossoit had a sensational NHL debut, stopping 49 of 51 shots in the Oilers 2-1 loss to the Sharks last night. Brossoit will head back to the AHL where he will resume his spot as the Barons starting net minder.
The Oilers have reassigned Richard Bachman to Oklahoma City (AHL).
Bachman made 25 saves on 27 shots in the Oilers win over the Kings last night and has won three in a row with a 1.00 GAA, .965 SV% and one shutout, but the Oilers had to send him down in order to make room for Laurent Brossoit, who has been recalled and will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
The Oilers have recalled Curtis Hamilton from Oklahoma City (AHL).
Hamilton, 23, has scored 12 goals and 17 assists (29 points) in 60 games with Oklahoma City this season. The former second round pick (48th overall in 2010) is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Brossoit will start his first NHL game on Thursday.
Brossoit, 22, had a tough time in a brief AHL stint last season, but came into 2014-15 much stronger. He went 22-21-4 with a 2.65 GAA and .916 SV% in 49 games with Oklahoma City, which prompted the Oilers to recall him and let him make his NHL debut in a meaningless game against the Sharks.