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Taylor Beck Recalled to the Oilers

There wasn't much noise made of the Taylor Beck signing by the Edmonton Oilers this summer, but that hasn't stopped Beck from becoming the AHL's leading scorer. So, it's no surprise that on Thursday, the Edmonton Oilers recalled Beck to the NHL and he'll get an opportunity to translate hs AHL success to the NHL.

This comes right around the same time as the Oilers have demoted Anton Slepyshev to Bakersfield.

Who Is Taylor Beck? 

Taylor Beck is 25-years-old and is a right-shooting winger. He's got some experience in the NHL having played with Nashville and while the Oilers are looking to find chemistry with the NHL's leading scorer Connor McDavid, Beck may get a look if players like Jordan Eberle, Drake Caggiula, Tyler Pitlick or Zack Kassian continue to not cash-in playing alongside the NHL's most dynamic player.

Beck has 30 points in 19 games in Bakersfield. He has 9 of the 55 goals the Condors have scored so far this year.

NHL Duty 

Beck has had some issues translating his AHL success to the NHL in the past, but there are a lot of good hockey people who are saying nice things about him as a player. Former coach Barry Trotz, who had Beck in Nashville, is among them:

"Taylor is a big body who has crossed the threshold [in his career]," Trotz said. "I believe he's a good prospect for us with a solid game. To me, he's the guy getting no attention who is a heck of a hockey player."

Will Beck see game action right away? He may get a chance to practice with the team first, but with the amount of rest the Oilers are finally getting, he could come in for Jesse Puljujarvi who continues to struggle.

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