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Darnell Nurse | Defenseman | #25

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/4/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (7) / EDM
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The Edmonton Oilers could have trouble placing Darnell Nurse in their lineup.
The 21-year-old blueliner was asked to do too much too soon, with the Oilers last season and ended up playing too many minutes in his 69 NHL games. Nurse is going to be a good one but the Oilers can`t risk losing him by playing him in situations that can hurt his development. "I look at Darnell as a five-tool D-man. His skating ability is exceptional. He’s got a bite and a tenacity to him and there’s more offensively there," said coach Todd McLellan. "We have to let him feel good about that, and defensively, he’ll improve. We have an all-around defenceman who can play any which way. Rugged. Or a skill guy. He has the tools for that. Physically, he’s bigger and stronger, but that’s Mother Nature helping out. In Darnell’s case, it’s not about his strength, it’s about reading and reacting (as a D-man). I think he can have a big year for us." Nurse could be a top pairing defenseman this season but it`s better for his development to be one peg down from there. Sep 25 - 7:07 AM

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2Jesse Puljujarvi
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D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
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4Darnell Nurse
5Brandon Davidson
6Mark Fayne
7Andrew Ference
8David Musil
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson