Jordan Oesterle

Arizona Coyotes
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Fantasy Summary

Oesterle has all the necessary skills to be a solid, top-four, two-way defenceman in the NHL.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 11, 1992
Height 6‘0”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

October 2018- Oesterle had an outstanding training camp and preseason with the Coyotes. He finished as one of the top scoring blueliners in the preseason and earned a spot on Arizona’s opening night roster. Since then he’s found himself in and out of the lineup but when he does play has looked good at playing a strong two-way game. Keith Duggan

July 2018 – Oesterle has been traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Arizona Coyotes.  He registered five goals and 15 points with Chicago last season, showing great chemistry with Duncan Keith. Oesterle also played for USA at the 2018 World Championship, earning a bronze medal with the squad. He’ll have a tough job cracking the Coyotes top six and will most likely be a depth defenseman at the start of 2018-19. Keith Duggan 

March 2018- When you develop chemistry with Duncan Keith upon re-entering the lineup, you’re bound to stick around and that’s exactly what Oesterle has done. The pair look like they have played together for years. Oesterle has used his above average skating to full advantage in all three zones, making him a reliable defender, while chipping in with some offence as well. Tony Carr

December 2017- Finally!! Must be what Oesterle was thinking when he drew into the lineup vs Arizona, not having played in a game since November 12. The good news is that he looks right at home playing alongside Duncan Keith. The bad news is that it took an injury to Cody Franson for him to get the chance. Temper expectations on him until he can play on a regular basis. Tony Carr

September 2017- Oesterle seems to be fitting in quite well with the Blackhawks. He has seen action this preseason, skating well, moving the puck and taking care of his own end. He has a very real chance of starting the season in Chicago, with his contract playing a factor. At only $650k, he looks like he can contribute solid, bottom pair minutes at a price that helps with the Hawks cap troubles. Tony Carr

July 2017 – The Chicago Blackhawks signed the puck moving defenseman as a free agent on July first. Oesterle led the Bakersfield Condors in defense scoring with seven goals and 32 points in 44 games played. He has yetto break into the NHL full time but plays the modern day transition game with an emphasis on skating that is the current NHL style. If he can make the Hawks roster, he will have a fantasy impact. He is not waiver exempt any longer. Peter Harling

June 2016 – After signing a one year contract extension, it’s clear the Oilers are high on what Oesterle brings to the table. Last season, he spent 44 games in the AHL, scoring 25 points in that time. At the end of the season, he was recalled to the Oilers and showed very well in his 17 game stint.

Despite it being his first stint over six games, Oesterle showed a lot of calm and poise along the blueline — something that has been sorely lacking in Edmonton. Defensivly, Oesterle did a great job of putting himself in postions to succeed. While he isn’t a player who will grind you down physically, he will strip pucks off the offensive players sticks and make smart plays to get the puck out of his zone.

Scoring six points in the 17 games was a definite boost, and as I said earlier the fact that he was resigned shows that the Oilers feel he could be a player that makes an impact. He has produced at a 0.45 point per game pace in his 113 AHL games, so that could translate well for him to the next level. – Zach Laing

March 2015 – Jordan Oesterle is an exceptional puck mover and smart playmaker on the backend. His size isn’t menacing and his craving for always trying to start a breakout sometimes gets him into trouble. Other than that, Oesterle has made a name for himself in just over a year in the Oilers organization.

Putting in three seasons at the University of Western Michigan, two of them with cult Bronco star and current Detroit Red Wing Danny DeKeyser, Oesterle was offered an entry-level contract at the end of the 2013-14 season. Upon the conclusion of his final year where he posted two goals and 17 points in 34 games, he dressed for Oklahoma City and scored one goal in the four games he appeared.

This season he`s been a revelation on the Barons blueline. Currently sitting at six goals and 21 points in 49 contests, second on the team`s defence behind Brad Hunt, Oesterle has already earned two call-ups with the Oilers. While he hasn`t looked out of place, both stints have been short and rightfully so. The Oilers are playing it cautious with the 23-year-old as it can be very easy to hurt the confidence of a young defencemen, experiences the Oilers have learned the hard way with both Oscar Klefbom and Martin Marincin. The immediate adjustment this season to the professional game is a great sign for the Oilers however, and Oesterle should be an impact player for the Barons in the AHL playoffs this year. Expect Oesterle to push for a spot on the Oilers next season. Tyler Thomson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Belle Tire U16 T1EHL U16 31 5 15 20 10 |          
 2009-2010 Belle Tire U18 T1EHL U18 47 5 25 30 42 |          
 2010-2011 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 54 2 13 15 16 | Playoffs 10 2 3 5
 2011-2012 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 41 2 6 8 8 |          
 2012-2013 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 38 3 6 9 14 |          
 2013-2014 Western Michigan Univ. NCAA 34 2 15 17 27 |          
  Oklahoma City Barons AHL 4 1 0 1 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2014-2015 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 0 1 1 0 |          
  Oklahoma City Barons AHL 65 8 17 25 8 | Playoffs 10 1 3 4
 2015-2016 Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 0 5 5 0 |          
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 44 4 21 25 10 |          
 2016-2017 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 44 7 25 32 10 |          
 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 55 5 10 15 8 |          
  USA WC 1 0 1 1 0 |          
 2018-2019 Arizona Coyotes NHL 63 6 14 20 12 |          

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