Darnell Nurse RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oilers GM Craig MacTavish liked what he saw from Nurse at world championship

    Edmonton Sun "Edmonton Oilers fans looking for something positive got it with Darnell Nurse’s performance in the gold medal game of the World Junior Championship on Monday. Nurse was a huge factor in Canada’s 5-4 win over Russia with his play on the blue-line. “It’s pretty hard not to be very excited..." January 07

  • Oilers opt to sit veteran defenceman Jeff Petry to give Darnell Nurse his first NHL start

    Edmonton Sun "When a team gives up 10 goals in its first two games, the decision about whether to make a change on defence is pretty easy. Yes. But deciding which of his six starters to sit Tuesday in Los Angeles was the more difficult end of the equation for head coach Dallas Eakins. The optics..." October 15

  • Darnell Nurse earns spot on Edmonton Oilers opening day roster

    Edmonton Journal "Soon after general manager Craig MacTavish settled on the Edmonton Oilers’ 23-man opening day roster, he admitted there were still some question marks. But one decision that could not be reversed pertained to defenceman Darnell Nurse. The 2013 first-round draft pick did all he could in six..." October 06

  • Oilers Nurse goes on trial

    Edmonton Sun "You’re a 19-year-old kid. You just made the NHL. You’re going to have your own rookie card. You’re going to get your first pro pay cheque and ... Actually, there are two of those kids on the Edmonton Oilers. For Leon Draisaitl, who actually won’t turn 19 until Oct. 27, it was..." October 06

  • Oilers send top pick Darnell Nurse back to junior

    Edmonton Journal "Good night Nurse. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse who surprisingly saw action in four exhibition games when many thought he’d only get one or two as the team’s 2013 first-round draft pick was sent back to his junior team in Sault Ste. Marie after the Oilers’ 5-3 pre-season win over the..." September 25

  • Prized Edmonton Oilers pick Darnell Nurse impresses in game against Vancouver Canucks

    Edmonton Journal "If it turns out that Wednesday’s outing against the Vancouver Canucks was the last for Darnell Nurse this pre-season the 18-year-old certainly left his mark. Nurse played almost 23 minutes second only to Justin Schultz and once again showed why the Edmonton Oilers snapped him up with the..." September 19

  • Oilers sign Nurse to 3-year entry-level contract

    TSN.ca "The Edmonton Oilers announced Thursday that the team has agreed to terms with defenceman Darnell Nurse on a three-year entry level contract. Nurse 18 was the seventh overall selection in this year's NHL Draft after recording 41 points and 116 penalty minutes in 68 games with the Ontario Hockey..." July 25

  • Diversity increasing, minorities shifting NHL demographics

    Buffalo News "Seth Jones remembers the toughest part of wanting to play hockey as a child. “Convincing my dad,” he said. “He probably wasn’t too happy at the time.” Hockey represented a culture shock for Jones’ father, Popeye. He was a black NBA player who grew up far from ice rinks in northwest..." June 27

  • MacKinnon tops Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings

    TSN.ca "In an NHL season of wild momentum swings and dramatic finishes -- see Game 7 of Toronto-Boston and Game 6 of Chicago-Boston -- perhaps we shouldn't be surprised the race for No. 1 in the NHL draft has been a wild ride of its own, with a series of entertaining twists and turns. Halifax Moosehead..." June 26

  • Jones finishes in top spot in Craig Button's draft rankings

    TSN.ca "While Halifax Moosehead forwards Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin grabbed the spotlight with their championship-winning performance at the Memorial Cup, TSN Scout Craig Button believes Seth Jones is still the best blue-chipper going into this month's NHL Draft. The Portland Winterhawks..." June 04