Home Sports Redskin Lowetide: For Oilers prospect Tyler Benson, the past can be inspiration SportsRedskin Lowetide: For Oilers prospect Tyler Benson, the past can be inspiration September 12, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp You’ve seen this story dozens of times. A second-round draft pick gets a seven-game look in the second year of his entry deal and follows it up with a strong first half in the minors the next season, his last on the contract. The player is recalled to the NHL, the team tests him with a veteran’s minutes and he flourishes. The replaceable, more expensive veteran is dealt at the deadline. Voila! An NHL player has arrived. The Oilers’ classic modern example is Fernando Pisani. The former St. Albert Saints winger was drafted in 1996 by Edmonton from the AJHL, then spent four seasons with Providence in the NCAA. He played his first two seasons in the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs, seeing his first NHL action midway through Year 3. He replaced Daniel Cleary on the wing and coach Craig MacTavish played him on a regular shift for most of the decade. Others from the last 20 years who fit the description are Brad Winchester, Zack Stortini, Kyle Brodziak,… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Egger: It won’t be easy, but Reds must prioritize keeping Trevor Bauer in 2021 Tafur: Jason Witten and Jon Gruden aim to make a prime-time Raiders statement A candid Ryan Miller steps toward deciding his Ducks future amid uncertain world Welcome back, Gordon: Hayward provides glue Celtics had been missing Emerson: The evolution of Georgia’s offense will shape Kirby Smart’s legacy Dear Barcelona, this is what we think of your loan offer for Max Aarons… ‘He’s playing fast now’: Frank Ladson Jr. flashes potential in Clemson romp Bubble Dispatch: How the Stars, Anton Khudobin defeated the Lightning in Game 1 [NFL Nation: Washington Redskins] – Kyler Murray hopes to stay hot for the Cardinals vs. Washington [Fansided: Riggo's Rag] – Three keys to victory for the Washington Football Team vs. Cardinals in Week 2 Newsflash: Edouard is human. But he’s still crucial to Celtic [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – Pig Pen Podcast: Previewing the Cardinals w/Ed Smith LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.