Edmonton Oilers Prospects Series: D Colten Teubert

Joseph Trenton@@TrentonNHLCFLAnalyst IIIMay 20, 2012

VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 7: Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks gets hit by Colten Teubert #33 of the Edmonton Oilers during the second period in NHL action on April 07, 2012 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Edmonton Oilers prospects series will be the theme for the next few weeks, with extensive coverage of the prospects in the Edmonton Oilers organization.

Colten Teubert is a hulking defenseman acquired in the trade that sent Dustin Penner to Los Angeles back on February 28, 2011.

The White Rock, BC native was originally drafted 13th overall in 2008 by L.A., and he attracted the attention of Oilers' scouts due to his size and willingness to play a bruising and physical game on defense.

Blessed with 6'4'' height and 195-lb weight, Teubert has the tools to be a defensive defenseman in the NHL. He probably wants to gain a few more pounds over the summer, but his game is all about physicality and competition against the best scorers on the opposing end.

At 22 years of age, Teubert has appeared in 24 games in the NHL, all for the Oilers. His first NHL game was actually against his former Los Angeles team.

Other than a defensive game, Teubert has gained experience playing on big stages. He represented Canada in the World Junior Championships in 2009 and 2010, winning the gold medal in 2009.

With a new coach coming into the organization and the further development of Teubert, it is possible for Oilers fans to see him play in Oil colors really soon. He may provide some quality minutes when the Oilers are trying to find a person to fill a top-six role.

Entering the final year of his entry-level contract, Teubert looks poised to make a splash in Edmonton in September and October. Watch for him to show the results of his offseason work in four months' time.


This is Joseph Trenton reporting on the Oilers prospects series.


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