NHL 19: Edmonton Oilers Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Edmonton Oilers to glory with this roster?


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Not just in NHL 19, but the Edmonton Oilers have a decent team that’s full of top young talents and very useful veterans. However, there’s too much of a focus on funneling everything through the phenomenally talented Connor McDavid, making him carry the team. While he has nailed back-to-back 100-point seasons, that won’t bring the team wins every night. Regardless of this, any user will want to give the 21-year-old the puck whenever he’s on the ice. In reality, however, until the rest of the team steps up to make game-winning plays while their captain is on the bench, they’ll miss the playoffs again.

Connor McDavid, Center, 94 OVR

Age: 21
Role: Playmaker Center
Height: 185cm
Weight: 87kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 97 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Offensive Awareness

While there is some debate as to who the best player in the league is, in NHL 19, it’s all about Connor McDavid. With insane speed stats and immense puck skills, he can win games on his own. Last season, McDavid clocked in his highest points tally to date with 41 goals and 108 points in 82 games. This season, having missed one game so far, he has 14 goals and 35 points in 26 games.

Oscar Klefbom, Defenseman, 84 OVR

Age: 25
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Height: 191cm
Weight: 97kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 90 Discipline. 88 Wrist Shot Power, Slap Shot Power, Shot Blocking, Defensive Awareness 

Oscar Klefbom has the makings of a top-class defenseman who can work both ends of the ice effectively. While often more concerned with his defensive duties, he will step up to create chances when he can. Through 27 games of this season, Klefbom has two goals and 14 points, putting him on track to top his 21 points in 66 games of last season.

Cam Talbot, Goaltender, 83 OVR

Age: 31
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 193cm
Weight: 91kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 89 Breakaway, Speed. 88 Vision, Agility, Aggressiveness

In his first couple of seasons as an Oiler, Cam Talbot showed that he could be one of the top goaltenders in the league, even playing 73 games in 2016/17 before playing 13 more in the postseason. Last season, however, through 67 games he posted a weak 3.02 goals against average and a .908 save percentage. With many bad games under his belt this season, Mikko Koskinen has been able to muscle into the crease and post a 2.23 GAA and .925 save percentage through 12 starts.

NHL 19 Edmonton Oilers Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Edmonton Oilers’ first lines start. Edmonton’s strength is Connor McDavid, whose offensive prowess is complemented well by the two-way play of Oscar Klefbom and defense-first mindset of Adam Larsson. 

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (84) – Connor McDavid (94) – Ty Rattie (77)
Oscar Klefbom (84) – Adam Larsson (83)
Cam Talbot (83)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Leon Draisaitl

87

Two-Way Center

188cm 

22

Left

91 Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

84

Playmaker Center

183cm

25

Left

90 Deking, Agility. 89 Passing, Puck Control, Acceleration, Offensive Awareness

Adam Larsson

83

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

25

Right

88 Stick Checking, Defensive Awareness, Balance

Darnell Nurse

82

Two-Way Defenseman

193cm

23

Left

88 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Balance, Strength, Body Checking, Aggressiveness, Slap Shot Power

Milan Lucic

82

Left Wing Power Forward

191cm

30

Left

95 Body Checking. 94 Strength, Balance

Andrej Sekera

82

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

32

Left

90 Discipline. 88 Passing, Puck Control

*Ryan Strome

80

Playmaker Center

185cm

25

Right

88 Acceleration, Speed. 87 Deking, Puck Control

Matt Benning

80

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

24

Right

87 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Balance, Body Checking, Strength

Jujhar Khaira

79

Center Grinder

193cm

24

Left

89 Balance, Strength, Slap Shot Power

Tobias Rieder

79

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

25

Left

95 Discipline. 88 Acceleration, Speed

Jesse Puljujarvi

79

Right Wing Sniper

193cm

20

Right

87 Acceleration, Balance, Speed

Drake Caggiula

79

Two-Way Left Wing

178cm

24

Left

88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Kris Russell

79

Defensive Defenseman

178cm

31

Left

90 Shot Blocking. 87 Stick Checking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Scottie Upshall

78

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

34

Left

86 Slap Shot Power. 85 Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Strength, Speed, Balance, Agility, Acceleration, Deking

Pontus Aberg

78

Right Wing Sniper

180cm

24

Right

87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Zack Kassian

78

Right Wing Power Forward

191cm

27

Right

90 Balance, Aggressiveness, Strength, Body Checking

Alex Chiasson

75

Right Wing Power Forward

193cm

27

Right

87 Aggressiveness. 86 Balance, Strength

*Jakub Jerabek

75

Two-Way Defenseman

178cm

27

Left

90 Discipline. 86 Acceleration, Speed

Ethan Bear

75

Offensive Defenseman

180cm

21

Right

86 Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength

Al Montoya

80

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

33

Left

90 Puck Playing Frequency. 89 Passing. 88 Agility

*Jakub Jerabek was traded to the St. Louis Blues on October 1.
*Ryan Strome was traded to the New York Rangers on November 16.

Stuart Skinner, Goaltender, 63 OVR

Age: 19
Role: Hybrid Goaltender
Height: 193cm
Weight: 95kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Starter med

Stuart Skinner is the perfect age and of strong enough potential to work his way up to being Cam Talbot’s successor over a few seasons of the game. His 82 for speed and agility alongside an 80 for durability bode well for Skinner’s future attributes if given opportunities at the right time.

The Oilers’ fairly shallow pool in terms of the player count is moderately deep in talent. However, with the exception of Kailer Yamamoto, many of the better prospects have a few more seasons to wait until they can be deemed NHL-ready. 

NHL 19 Edmonton Oilers Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Evan Bouchard

65

Two-Way Defenseman

188cm

18

Right

Top 4 med

Ryan McLeod

63

Two-Way Center

185cm

18

Left

Top 6 med

Ostap Safin

60

Left Wing Sniper

193cm

19

Left

Top 9 med

Dmitri Samorukov

56

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

19

Left

Top 6 low

Kirill Maksimov

63

Right Wing Playmaker

185cm

19

Right

Top 9 med

Kailer Yamamoto

73

Right Wing Playmaker

173cm

19

Right

Top 6 med

Tyler Benson

64

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

20

Left

Top 6 low

Cameron Hebig

62

Playmaker Center

178cm

21

Right

Top 9 med

Filip Berglund

61

Two-Way Defenseman

191cm

21

Right

AHL Top 2 med

Caleb Jones

71

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

21

Left

Top 6 med

Olivier Rodrigue

58

Hybrid Goaltender

185cm

18

Left

Fringe Starter med

Dylan Wells

63

Hybrid Goaltender

188cm

20

Left

Backup med

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