Pawlenchuk invited to Oilers rookie camp

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
September 5, 2017 - 11:18am Updated: September 5, 2017 - 2:36pm

Red Deer Rebels forward Grayson Pawlenchuk is being given a chance to impress the Edmonton Oilers.

The 20-year-old Ardrossan native is included on the roster announced Tuesday for the Oilers’ upcoming 2017 Rookie Camp and Young Stars Classic.

In 210 regular season games with the Rebels, Pawlenchuk has racked up 42 goals, 92 points and 57 penalty minutes. He also has 9 points in 23 playoff games.

Also on the camp roster is former Rebels fan favorite Evan Polei, who signed a minor league deal with Edmonton’s AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, last spring after finishing his final season in Red Deer.

Austin Glover, who joined the Rebels midway through last season following a trade with Prince Albert, will also be there. 

Former Rebels defenceman Austin Strand, now with the Seattle Thunderbirds, also is also on the camp roster.

So too is Red Deer native Luke Coleman, currently a forward with the Calgary Hitmen.

The Oilers Rookie Camp will open on Thursday, September 7 with medicals and fitness testing at Rogers Place before traveling to Penticton for the Young Stars Classic.

After returning from Penticton on September 11, the Oilers rookies will wrap up rookie camp with a game against the MacEwan-NAIT All-Star Team on September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Rogers Place.


Rebels forward Kristian Reichel is heading to rookie/prospects camp with the Winnipeg Jets, as is former Rebel Michael Spacek - a Jets draft pick.

Defenceman Ethan Sakowich will attend camp with the Boston Bruins.

Forward Lane Zablocki was selected by Detroit in June's NHL Draft and will be attending their camp.

Same goes for Brandon Hagel with the Buffalo Sabres, who selected him in last year's draft.

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