Five Oklahoma City Barons to watch

by Michael Baldwin Published: September 25, 2012
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Four Barons players probably will join the Edmonton Oilers when NHL players and owners reach a new labor agreement, but will play with the Oklahoma City Barons during the lockout. Magnus Paajarvi and Teemu Hartikainen probably are competing for one spot in Edmonton

Pos. Player (age): background

C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (19): The No. 1 overall pick in 2011 played in 62 games with Edmonton last season.

C Jordan Eberle (22): Has scored 52 goals and has 67 assists in 147 career NHL games.

D Justin Schultz (22): Hasn't played in the NHL, but is viewed as a future star after three years at Wisconsin.

F Teemu Hartikainen (22): Has appeared in 29 NHL games and was a key player for the Barons last season.

F Magnus Paajarvi (21): Former first-round pick, 10th overall in 2009, has played in 121 NHL games. He played a key role in the Barons' playoff run last season.


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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