The NHL Entry Draft is rapidly approaching, and while there has been talk about the Edmonton Oilers possibly trading up from the seventh overall pick and trying to land a top-five position, there are plenty of great players who will be available should the Oilers decide to stay put.
The Oilers have a talented group of young forwards but very few talented forward prospects not currently playing in the NHL.
Edmonton is also fortunate to have a selection of talented defensive prospects who could make the jump to the Oilers in the next couple of seasons.
The 2013 draft will allow the Oilers to either continue to stockpile young defensemen or draft a forward who could perhaps slot a bit lower in the depth chart.
Here is an updated look at the Edmonton Oilers’ 2013 draft targets.