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Oil Kings Add To Their Roster At WHL Expansion Draft

The Edmonton Oil Kings added a number of players to their roster at the 2007 Western Hockey League Edmonton Expansion Draft. General Manager Bob Green, along with his scouting staff, made their final picks after carefully examining the lists of protected players supplied by each team in the league. Included in the Oil Kings selections were Edmonton natives J.P. Szaszkiewicz, a left-winger from the Spokane Chiefs, Brent Henke, a local Midget AAA player whose rights were held by the Kootenay Ice, and Bretton Stamler, a 4- year WHL veteran with the Seattle Thunderbirds who is originally from Beaumont, AB and now resides in Edmonton. Also drafted were:

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1987 Born Players (20 year olds)

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  • Bretton Stamler – D – Seattle Thunderbirds
    GP-72, G-8, A-24, PTS-32, PIM-135
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  • Matt Swaby – D – Tri-City Americans
    GP-62, G-2, A-18, PTS-20, PIM-90
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  • Michael Hengen – D – Moose Jaw Warriors
    GP- 65, G-8, A-25, PTS-33, PIM-66
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  • Karey Pieper – LW – Red Deer Rebels
    GP-63, G-4, A-5, PTS-9, PIM-101
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1988 Born Players (19 Year olds)

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  • J.P Szaszkiewicz – LW – Spokane Chiefs
    GP-63, G-8, A-8, PTS-16, PIM-44
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  • Brandon Lockerby – RW – Brandon Wheat Kings
    GP-40, G-1, A-8, PTS-9, PIM-16
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  • Cameron Cepek – D – Portland Winter Hawks
    GP-49, G-1, A-8, PTS-9, PIM-87
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  • Robin Figren – LW – Calgary Hitmen
    GP-62, G-10, A-17, PTS-27, PIM-54
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  • Kenton Dulle- RW- Saskatoon Blades
    GP- 48 G- 4 A- 7 PTS- 11 PIM- 51 *traded to Kamloops
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1989 Born Players (18 Year olds)

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  • Brett Breitkreuz – LW – Kelowna Rockets
    GP-58, G-8, A-6, PTS-14, PIM-67
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  • Lance Redden – D – Prince George Cougars
    GP-5, G-2, A-7, PTS-9, PIM-86
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  • Cody Gross- C- Prince Albert Raiders
    GP- 55 G-6 A- 5 PTS- 11 PIM-20 *traded to Regina
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r1990 Born Players (17 Year Olds)r

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  • Brent Henke – C – CDN Athletic Club (Midget AAA Edmonton, AB)
    GP- 34, G- 21, A-11, PTS-32, PIMS- 91
    * Rights were held by the Kootenay Ice
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  • Braeden Adamyk – LW – Neepiwa Natives (Manitoba Junior League)
    GP- 55, G- 8, A- 21, PTS- 29, PIM- 58
    *Rights were held by the Lethbridge Hurricanes
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  • Shayne Neigum – LW – Swift Current Midgets (Midget AAA)
    *Rights were held by the Medicine Hat Tigers
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  • Clay Cumiskey – C – William Lake Timberwovles (BCHL- Junior A)
    GP- 60, G-13, A-16, PTS- 29, PIM-41
    *Rights were held by the Swift Current Broncos
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  • Tyler Hlookoff – D – Quesnell Millionaires
    GP-56, G-2, A-13, PTS-13, PIM-79
    *Rights were held by the Everett Silvertips
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Previously Acquired Expansion Draft Related Trades

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The players listed below were all acquired prior to today in lieu of the pick in today’s Expansion Draft.

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Brenden Dowd – LW – Kamloops Blazers
*Acquired From: Kamloops Blazers
GP- 47 G- 5 A- 10 PTS- 15 PIM 24
1988 Born Player

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Brent Raedeke – C – Regina Jr. Pat Canadians
*Acquired From: Regina Pats
GP- 40 G-16 A-20 PTS- 36
1990 Born Player

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Alex Archibald- G- Chilliwack Bruins
*Acquired From: Chilliwack Bruins
GP- 34 W-8 L-15 OTL- 3 SL- 1 SV %.880
1987 Born Player

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Tyler Halliday- F- Merritt Centenials (BCHL)
*Acquired From: Chilliwack Bruins
GP- 46 G-8 A-3 PTS- 11
1989 Born Player

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Cameron Reid- – Vancouver Canadians Midget AAA
*Acquired From Vancouver Giants
Stats Unavailable
1991 Born Player

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The Oil Kings then acquired a pair of goaltenders traded via trades. RW Kenton Dulle (acquired from Saskatoon) was dealt to the Kamloops Blazers in exchange for 1990 born goalie Dalyn Flette. C Cody Gross (acquired from Prince Albert) was also moved to the Regina Pats in exchange for 1988 born goalie Tommy Tartaglione.

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“I’m very happy with our picks, and I look forward to seeing these players at camp in late August,” said Bob Green. “We’ve added a good mix of solid veterans and promising younger players”.

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