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Jujhar Khaira could be a fan favorite if he makes it to Edmonton.
After registering 36 points in 50 games for the Belleville Bulls of the OHL, Daniil Zharkov decided to sign a two-year deal in the KHL, which should allow the talented Russian forward continue to develop his offensive skills against much stronger opponents.
It is always worrying when a young European player decides to sign with a KHL team, but the Oilers maintain his rights and could very well convince Zharkov to come back to North America.
After Zharkov, the Oilers' best left wing prospect would be Jujhar Khaira, a late third-round pick who has all of the makings of a power forward at the NHL level, something the Oilers desperately need.
Khaira could be a fan favorite in Edmonton, the Surrey B.C. native is a hard working forward who has decent speed and hands and is unafraid to mix it up when necessary. Khaira brings some "sandpaper" that the Oilers currently lack at all levels within their system.
Mitch Moroz is another exciting power forward prospect within the Oilers system. The former Edmonton Oil King standout plays the game with a very high tempo and an aggressive physical presence and should be an energetic role player for the Oilers once he makes that next step.
If Moroz can improve his offensive game a bit he should have no problem securing a place on one of the bottom six forward roles for the Oilers in the next year or two.