Fifth round pick Tyler Tullio of the Edmonton Oilers.
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Oilers late-round steal might be ready to fuel their Stanley Cup ambitions

Published February 19, 2024 at 12:30

The Edmonton Oilers have as good a shot as anyone at making a Stanley Cup push in 2023-24, and while most expect improvements to come via trade, it may be from within that gives them a surprise push.

A former fifth-round pick becomes an intriguing possibility for the Oilers roster

In their latest piece, Oilers Nation took a look at some rising, long-shot prospects, highlighting one name in particular that could be an intriguing piece for the future in Edmonton.

Tyler Tullio is a 21-year old that was drafted in the fifth-round of the 2020 NHL Draft, and with vast improvements over the past year, it's becoming clear that he may be a part of the teams plans.

A rising prospect within the Oilers organization

Despite standing at just 5-foot-10, Tullio is one of the toughest players in the AHL for the Bakersfield Condors, and has been known to fight on occasion, and with a heavy shot, he makes sense as a future bottom-six forward for the Oilers.

He may have just 5 goals and 11 points in 26 games this season, but he's showing that he can affect the game in more ways than one, and if the Oilers need a depth move or find themselves with an injury, he could be a perfect and most importantly cheap replacement in the lineup.

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Oilers late-round steal might be ready to fuel their Stanley Cup ambitions

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