Kevin Gravel

Edmonton Oilers
Photo courtesy of TheAHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Defense-first bottom-pairing defenseman


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 6, 1992
Height 6‘4”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2010 Round 5; Overall: 148

Observations

March 2019 – Since signing a one-year contract with the Oilers in the summer, Gravel has been a relatively serviceable number six/seven depth defenceman when he has been called upon. He plays a defensive game and isn’t likely ever to be an offensive producer. His three points in 35 games are lackluster but expected. There are some that believe the Oilers make look to re-sign Gravel but whether they do or not, he isn’t likely going to make a big impact for the team he plays for. Jameson Ewasiuk

July 2018 – The Edmonton Oilers have signed Gravel to a one-year, two-way contract.  Jokke Nevalainen

January 2017 – Gravel seemed likely to be a part of the LA Kings defense entering the season, and so far he has been. Although he has played 34 games with the Kings this season, he has only scored two points (both assists). He’s on pace for four points, but he has been getting some power play minutes lately, and if it continues he is likely to chip in a few more. Gravel is getting heavily sheltered, starting 65.79% of his time in the offensive zone, which questions how much the Kings coaching staff trusts him in the defensive zone.  He’s right in between that sixth or seventh defenseman spot, and it seems that for the time being the organization views him as best suited for that role. Philip Kamhi

September 2016 – In the 2015-16 season Gravel increased on his offensive output from the season prior, adding five more points in three fewer games. He also found himself playing a lot more minutes and in all situations. This culminated in a five-game callup to the Kings and, although he did not score any points in these games, he did not appear to have any difficulty adjusting. He will likely get a shot to make the Kings at training camp, but there is stiff competition when you factor eight signed roster players. Despite this, Gravel will get games with this season, and will be in the NHL full-time within the next year or two. Gravel is an excellent skater with solid positioning. He has good size and is an intelligent player. Philip Kamhi


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Marquette Electricians U18 T1EHL U18 26 0 3 3 12 |          
 2008-2009 Marquette Rangers NAHL 58 3 11 14 29 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 3 0 1 1 4 |          
 2009-2010 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 53 3 3 6 36 |          
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  USA U19 WJAC-19 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2010-2011 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 36 1 5 6 4 |          
 2011-2012 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 37 1 7 8 12 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 6 1 0 1 0 |          
 2012-2013 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 42 1 11 12 25 |          
 2013-2014 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 38 10 13 23 2 |          
  Manchester Monarchs AHL 5 0 0 0 2 |          
 2014-2015 Manchester Monarchs AHL 58 6 9 15 23 | Playoffs 19 0 5 5
 2015-2016 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Ontario Reign AHL 55 7 13 20 30 | Playoffs 12 1 6 7
 2016-2017 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 1 6 7 6 |          
  Ontario Reign AHL 6 0 2 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 0 3 3 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Ontario Reign AHL 25 3 8 11 17 |          
 2018-2019 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 0 3 3 4 |          
  Bakersfield Condors AHL 5 0 1 1 0 |          

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