Edmonton Oilers Year in Review: Liam Reddox
The versatile forward was converted from winger to center in hopes of being a bigger impact this season as a bottom-six depth scorer. While seeing a good amount of success in the AHL, Reddox has failed to convert that to the NHL level. In four years with the Oilers, Reddox yet to see much more than half a season worth of games with the big club. Aside from a streak where he put together 5 assists over 10 games, Reddox was pretty much invisible in his time with the team this year. His time with the Oilers has been marred with inconsistent play, defenses lapses, and an overall disappointing level of production. Reddox has since signed a two-year deal with the Vaxjo Lakers of the Swedish Elite league after the Oilers didn’t offer him a one-way contract for the upcoming season.
- Eric Yeomans
It seems Liam Reddox has been tested in every position in the Oiler’s line-up, wouldn’t be surprised to hear the reason Reddox didn’t re-sign was because Tambellini suggested The ‘Red-Ox’ strapped on the goalie pads. Reddox is a consistent AHL player, he can score, hit, provide energy, he just gets it done. What Reddox lacks in raw skills he makes up for in determination, and that has been his calling card to cracking the big team. Unfortunately determination isn’t enough, especially when you stand 5’11, 178 lbs and have a dismal 1.2% shooting percentage. The effort Reddox provided was always appreciated and you wished he could of improved on 1G and 9A in 44GP, but it just wasn’t in the cards. With a number of players looking to crack the 4th line this upcoming season, offering Reddox a one-way deal was out of the question, which is probably why we see him heading off to Sweden.
- Curtis Magrath
Final Grade: D
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