MAJOR: Edmonton Oilers Putting Recent Top 10 Pick on the Trade Block

Published December 5, 2023 at 3:58 PM


The Edmonton Oilers are reportedly considering trading young defenseman Philip Broberg, as reported by NHL Insider Kevin Weekes. This move is seen as an effort by the Oilers to adjust their roster in the hope of revitalizing their season. The team's current cap situation necessitates a trade that is balanced financially, meaning any deal involving Broberg would likely need to be a dollar-for-dollar transaction.

👀 I'm told the @EdmontonOilers are exploring potential Trade options on young D Broberg. Given the #LetsGoOilers Cap situation, it would likely have to be dollar for dollar transaction. #HockeyX #HockeyTwitter #Alberta .

Philip Broberg To Be Sacrificed in Likely 1-For-1 D-Man Trade

Broberg is in the last year of his entry-level contract and has had limited playtime this season. He has participated in only 10 games with the Oilers and 4 with the Bakersfield Condors, a minor league team. Notably, he hasn't scored any points in his 10 games with the Oilers.

I think the Oilers will regret this. Unless the piece they bring in is significant. Broberg is going to be a good player. He hasn't scratched the surface and has had no opurtunity. I understand moving him but this is a MUST win trade.

Broberg Has Yet To Hit His Full Potential

The defenseman was selected 8th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by Ken Holland, the Oilers' General Manager. This potential trade decision indicates a shift in the Oilers' strategy regarding Broberg, who was chosen ahead of several notable players like Trevor Zegras, Matt Boldy, Cam York, Cole Caufield, Alex Newhook, and Thomas Harley. The reference to Ken Holland seems to be a nod to his role in drafting Broberg and the impact of that decision on the team's current roster and potential trades.

"You never know what can happen at the Draft & I'm so happy to be an Oiler right now." #Oilers eighth-overall pick Philip Broberg is back in #yeg for his first Development Camp after making his first visit to @RogersPlace last summer for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup

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MAJOR: Edmonton Oilers Putting Recent Top 10 Pick on the Trade Block

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