In recent weeks, I've had the opportunity to speak with a number of Oiler prospects to discuss their current seasons and their continued development towards hopefully one day wearing an Oiler uniform in the NHL.

In January, Dillon Simpson provided some insight into how his NCAA career, now in its third season. Earlier this month, Jujhar Khaira provided some very candid assessments of his transition from the BCHL to his first year of US College hockey.

Yesterday, I was able to talk to Tobias Rieder, who is enjoying another solid season with the OHL's Kitchener Rangers. Rieder is among the team's top forward prospects outside of pro hockey and recently came in at number #17 in our "Top 25 Under 25" series. Rieder was drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 draft and has thus far been vastly outperforming his draft position.