The shortened 2013 regular season was another disappointing one for Edmonton Oilers’ players, management and fans.
By failing to make the playoffs, the Oilers have now stretched their postseason drought to seven years dating back to 2006.
While many fans don't want to focus on the seasons that are far and away, the Oilers finally have some depth in their farm system and the future looks relatively bright at all positions.
The following five prospects, including one goaltender, two forwards and two defensemen, should give Oilers fans something to be excited about in the years to come.
These prospects are all under the age of 23 and have yet to play an entire season at the NHL level.