The Edmonton Oilers have graduated many recent draft picks directly into the NHL over the past few seasons. Beginning with Taylor Hall and most recently Nail Yakupov, the Oilers have seen the majority of their prospects make the leap directly from junior hockey into the NHL ranks.
Edmonton has a couple of high-profile prospects in Darnell Nurse and Oscar Klefbom, both of whom factor to be in competition for a roster spot with Edmonton next season. But a few other prospects have flown relatively under the radar thus far.
Here is a look at the Edmonton Oilers’ most underrated prospects at each position.