It appears the Edmonton Oilers are interested in Toronto Marlies defenseman Paul Ranger.
Josh Rimmer reported last night, if Ranger goes to an NHL team, the Oilers are the front-runners.
It’s a no brainer here. Ranger had a really good season for Dallas Eakins on the Marlies and the coach helped him out this season overcome a few personal things.
It’s believed the Oilers are currently the front-runners due to Eakins connection with the Marlies.
In 51 games for the Marlies this year, Ranger tallied 25 points.
Ranger is a fairly big guy, 6-foot, 3-inches, 210 pounds, who always takes the man, moves up the ice quickly, is a strong passer, and is good enough defensively to be trusted against top-opponents.
If the Oilers land the Whitby, Ontario native, you can expect him to play a third pairing role, but keep in mind, he may be capable of moving into the top-four.