Edmonton Oilers Officially Send Top Prospect Packing

Published September 25, 2023 at 1:16 PM

Oilers Make a Bold Move with Top Prospect Beau Akey

In a bold move, the Edmonton Oilers have made a significant decision regarding their top prospect, Beau Akey. The 18-year-old defenseman, regarded as one of the team's most promising talents, has been sent packing, assigned to the OHL's Barrie Colts.

Akey, who was selected in the second round of the 2023 draft, began his journey with the Oilers on a highly promising note during the rookie camp. He showcased his potential by participating in all games, notching a goal, and contributing several assists. Akey's performances left a strong impression on fans and the coaching staff alike, thanks to his confident on-ice demeanor, smooth skating, and composure.

The Oilers didn't have a 1st round pick this year, but Beau Akey (2nd round pick) is definitely going to prove teams wrong who passed on him.

In a recent game against the Jets, Akey's presence had a positive impact on the Oilers' performance. The team controlled an impressive 57.82 percent of the expected goal share, one of the highest among Oilers defensemen.

This decision to send Akey back to the Barrie Colts is significant, considering his status as the team's top prospect. With Brandt Clarke, the only right-shot rearguard ahead of him, transitioning to the LA Kings organization this season, Akey is expected to play a pivotal role for the Barrie Colts. His impressive track record in the OHL, where he scored 11 goals and 47 points in 66 games, ranking 19th in scoring among defensemen, underscores his potential.

As Akey embarks on this new chapter, the Oilers and their fans will closely follow his development and anticipate his return to the NHL with excitement.
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Edmonton Oilers Officially Send Top Prospect Packing

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