Meet the newest forward for the Edmonton Oilers: Ontario boy

Published October 5, 2023 at 5:56 PM

The Oilers' forward depth has once again improved, as the team announced today that they have successfully signed undrafted 19-year-old Brady Stonehouse to a three-year entry-level deal.

Stonehouse, who was a key contributor to the Ottawa 67's offence last year, demonstrated remarkable prowess with the puck and showcased his offensive talent. He played 68 games for the 67's, scoring 37 goals with 20 assists for a total of 57 points and boasting a +28 rating.

I took notice of this player's exceptional skills when I watched him play during an exhibition game last year when the 67s faced the Kingston Frontenacs in Cornwall, ON.

According to eliteprospects.com, they describe him as being quick to the puck, displaying excellent body positioning, and being a strong puck carrier when entering the offensive zone. He also uses his physicality effectively to retrieve the puck from the corners, setting himself up for either an assist or a goal. His quick speed and relentless forechecking were very apparent during his game in Cornwall.

According to capfriendly.com, he has signed a $950,000 per season deal. The Oilers may give him a short stint with the team to assess his performance in the NHL since he is waiver-exempt. However, I anticipate that he may either return to the 67's or join the Bakersfield Condors.

This player is indeed a solid addition to the Oilers' roster.
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Meet the newest forward for the Edmonton Oilers: Ontario boy

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