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Edmonton hopes Campbell will be the final piece of the puzzle

After the 2022 NHL Draft, the opening of the free agent market and several staff moves during the offseason, NHL.com is profiling the various teams for the 2022-23 season, which begins on October 7. Today, the Edmonton Oilers.

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Record in 2021-22 : 49-27-6, second in the Pacific section; eliminated in the Western Conference Finals
Best striker : Leon Draisaitl (55)
Best passer : Connor McDavid (79)
Best scorer : McDavid (123)

The arrivals

Jack Campbell (G)
Mattias Janmark (G)

Campbell, 30, signed a five-year contract on July 13 and is expected to be the number one goalkeeper, replacing mike smith, who is yet to make a decision on his status for the 2022-23 season. Campbell was 31-9-6 with a 2.64 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and five shutouts in 49 games (47 starts) last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In seven Stanley Cup Playoff games, he posted a 3.15 GAA, .897 save percentage and one shutout.

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Janmark, 29, agreed to a one-year contract on July 17. He had 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists), including two shorthanded goals, in 67 regular season games with the Vegas Golden Knights last season. An effective shorthanded player, he should occupy a position within the bottom two lines.

Departures

• Duncan Keith (D)
Zack Kassian (HAS)

Keith, a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, retired after 17 NHL seasons on July 12. Keith played his final NHL season with Edmonton, registering 21 points (one goal, 20 assists) in 64 regular season games and five points (one goal, four assists) in 16 playoff games. A two-time Norris Trophy winner, Keith played an important role in helping the rookie Evan Bouchard grow and become a reliable defenseman in the NHL.

Traded to the Arizona Coyotes on July 7, Kassian had 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in 58 regular season games last season and four points (two goals, two assists) in 16 playoff games. The deal gave the Oilers the wiggle room they needed under the salary cap to be able to re-sign the forward Evander Kane.

They knock on the door

Stuart Skinner (G)
• Xavier Bourgault (A)
Philip Broberg (D)
• Dylan Holloway (A)

Skinner, 23, was 6-6-0 with a 2.62 GAA, .913 save percentage and one shutout in 13 games (12 starts) last season. He spent the majority of last season with the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL), where he posted a 22-7-5 record with a 2.21 GAA and save percentage. .920 in 35 regular season games. He is expected to assist Campbell in 2022-23. Bourgault, 19, had 75 points (36 goals, 39 assists) in 43 regular season games with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He added 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 16 playoff games to help the Cataractes secure their Memorial Cup berth. The striker could challenge for a top-6 position this season.

Broberg, 21, is expected to compete for a full-time position this season following Keith’s retirement. He had three points (one goal, two assists) in 23 regular season games. In 31 regular-season games with Bakersfield, he had 23 points (four goals, 19 assists), and in four Calder Cup playoff games, he had one assist.

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Holloway, 20, was limited to 33 regular season games with Bakersfield last season due to a hand injury, recording 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists). He made his NHL debut in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Holloway is expected to start the AHL season, but he could earn a spot on the Oilers roster before the season is out.

Needs

The Oilers are still looking for a right winger who can play with Connor McDavid or Leon Draisaitl, as well as a supporting defenseman. the attacker Jesse Puljujarvi was dropped from the top-6 after starting last season alongside McDavid, and would probably have to be traded in order to get another talented striker. Edmonton put the defender Brett Kulak under contract for four seasons after acquiring him from the Montreal Canadiens on March 21, but the team could benefit from the presence of another established veteran on the blue line.

what they said

“At the end of the day, you learn by trial and error. We are trying to build something. When I arrived here, the core was in place, and we are trying to build around this core. We try to add depth and new dimensions to our team. I’m happy that we made the semifinals last season and made the playoffs three seasons in a row, and our ultimate goal is to win the Stanley Cup. » — General Manager Ken Holland

Oilers planned roster

Evander Kane — Connor McDavid — Xavier Bourgault
Zach Hyman — Leon Draisaitl — Kailer Yamamoto
Ryan McLeodRyan Nugent Hopkins — Jesse Puljujarvi
Warren Foegele — Mattias Janmark — Derek Ryan

Darnell NurseTyson Barrie
Brett Kulak — Evan Bouchard
Philip Broberg — Cody This

Jack Campbell
Stuart Skinner

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