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SportsEthan Bear hungry for spot on Edmonton Oilers roster

09:35  29 august  2019
09:35  29 august  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The closer Ethan Bear gets to the NHL, the more crowded things get on Edmonton Oilers' blueline 2019 Edmonton Oilers prospects #9 Ethan Bear Previously: #4 in 2018 , #5 in 2017 , #13 in 2016 , #17 in 2015 ___ After a few years of relentlessly climbing our Cult of Hockey summer prospect rankings, Ethan Bear seemingly took a step back in 2018-19. Perhaps it is better described as a step sideways. But in the suddenly crowded world of Edmonton Oilers prospects, he’s suddenly looking up at a whole lot of beefcake. It’s not just that the pride

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For this roster projection, I’m assuming the Oilers will carry two extra forwards and one extra That leaves one spot and based on their play in camp I suspect it will go to one of Ethan Bear or Evan Since Ethan Bear can play in the AHL and doesn’t require waivers, the organization can send him up

Ethan Bear hungry for spot on Edmonton Oilers roster© Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Ethan Bear #74 of the Edmonton Oilers skates during the game against the Nashville Predators on March 1, 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Ethan Bear believes he's never been more prepared to make the jump to the NHL.

"[I'm] way stronger and faster. I'm thinking quicker," Bear commented when he was asked about his growth over the past year.

Bear, 22, admits he was his own worst enemy when it came to his development.

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"Just working hard every day -- I never did it before. I wasn't that smart before. I didn't really understand it," Bear admitted.

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Eliteprospects.com hockey player profile of Ethan Bear , 1997-06-26 Regina, SK, CAN Canada. Most recently in the AHL with Bakersfield Condors. EP Rinkside Prospect Pool Rankings: No. 17 Ranked Edmonton Oilers . In a perfect world, the Edmonton Oilers ’ prospect pool rating in the bottom half of

"I realized where I was at. If I want to make it, I have to do something every day. I have to be sure I'm trying to improve myself every day. I have to make sure I'm eating right."

Bear played 18 games for the Edmonton Oilers late in the 2017-18 season. He suffered a shoulder injury early last season but still finished with 31 points in 52 games for the AHL's Bakersfield Condors. Along the way, the Condors enjoyed a 17-game winning streak.

"I think everyone was genuinely for happy for each other to succeed. I think that was a big part of it," Bear said. "That was very fun to be a part of.

Drafted in the fifth round in 2015, Bear was once one of the top blueline prospects for the Oilers. It's now a much more crowded pool, with other young defencemen like Caleb Jones, Evan Bouchard, Dmitri Samorukov, Joel Persson, and William Lagesson all hoping to crack the Oilers roster soon. Plus, the Oilers drafted Philip Broberg in the first round in June.

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"They're new, young draft picks. When I was coming up out of junior, I was hyped too. It's just the way it is," said Bear, who was named the WHL's top defenceman while with Seattle in 2014-15. "New GM, new everything. I have to make a good first impression. That's all that matters to me.

"I really have no excuses. I've been working harder. I've been taking care of my body."

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