INS: Connor McDavid (Pick 1, Erie, OHL), Caleb Jones (Pick 117, USA U18, USHL), Ethan Bear (Pick 124, Seattle, WHL), John Marino (Pick 154, South Shore, USPHL PRE.), Miroslav Svoboda (Pick 208, Trinec Jr., CZREP-JR.), Ziyat Paigin (Pick 209, Kazan, RUS), Griffin Reinhart (New York Islanders), Cam Talbot (New York Rangers), Eric Gryba (Ottawa Senators), Brad Ross (Toronto Maple Leafs)
OUTS: Martin Marincin (Toronto Maple Leafs), Travis Ewanyk (Ottawa Senators)
Many thought that the draft lottery may have been a bit on the rigged side, when they won the #1 pick, which they used to draft Connor McDavid. But, there’s no arguing that the Oilers didn’t do well during the draft. Not only did they draft McDavid, but picking up Griffin Reinhart for two spare draft picks to replace Marincin, Eric Gryba adds a bit of experience at the back end and Cam Talbot comes in to be the starting Goalie. Not as good as draft as Buffalo, but I somehow think that Oilers fans won’t be complaining.
2015 DRAFT RATING: A-