Darnell Nurse Thinks He Can Make Oilers’ Roster

Darnell Nurse

When the Edmonton Oilers selected defenseman Darnell Nurse seventh overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, they probably weren’t expecting him to crack their roster until the 2014-15 season, if not later.

However, that doesn’t mean that the blueliner isn’t shooting for a role with the big club.

The nineteen year old has some awareness of his development, and here’s what he had to say about it:

“Everyone wants to play as fast as possible,” Nurse said. “Playing last year probably wouldn’t have been the best for my development, and you probably take it a little harder when you first get sent down but for me I’m just going to put myself in a position where I’m in the best shape possible and as strong as I can be when September rolls around.”

“I’m close. For sure. I’ve been pushing myself this year to different lengths than I ever have.”

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