7:13 PM EDT, Thu October 30, 2014

Leon Draisaitl called the best defensive centre on Oilers, other than Boyd Gordon

Sportsnet’s Mike Johnson, one of hockey’s most astute commentators, made a provocative comment about Leon Draisaitl during Monday night’s broadcast: “They (the Oilers) know of their top centremen, Nugent-Hopkins, Arcobello and Draisaitl, he is by far the most accomplished and …
Rotoworld Oct 23, 2014

Ryan Nugent Hopkins scores again in win - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (C) Edmonton Oilers

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the second time in as many games for the Oilers who defeated Washington 3-2 on Wednesday.
ESPN Fantasy Hockey Oct 22, 2014

Oilers Hand Caps First Regulation Loss

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nikita Nikitin scored in the second period to help the Oilers beat the Capitals 3-2.
Edmonton Journal Oct 21, 2014

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins proved better than Steven Stamkos in Oilers' win

It should go into Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ memory bank -- not just his deposit that beat Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop for the game-winner on Monday night to give the Edmonton Oilers their first win on the season, but being more noticeable than his centreman counterpart, superstar Steven Stamkos, for one head-to-head-night.
The Copper & Blue Oct 21, 2014

It's a Nugemas Miracle!

A late goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers to their first win of the 2014/2015 season.
LA Kings Insider Oct 15, 2014

Waking up with the Kings: October 15

Baby steps. After the overtime loss to Arizona and the win over Winnipeg, Darryl Sutter spoke about having taken “steps” in an effort to reach an appropriate early season level for a team coming off a third consecutive playoff run that ended in June. Did Los Angeles take a step in a 6-1 win on Tuesday over an Edmonton team that scratched Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Jeff Petry, and started two defensemen who entered the game with a combined five games of NHL experience? Sure, why not. Of course, as any rational fan will tell you, don’t recalibrate expectations [...]

Edmonton Oilers hit by injuries and at least one terrible coaching decision as they prepare for Los Angeles

The worst-case scenario for the Edmonton Oilers this season is an injury to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The team’s patchwork centre depth chart is a pretty big risk every night as-is, and any long-term injury to Nugent-Hopkins would leave the Oilers utterly …
The Copper & Blue Oct 14, 2014

Oilers @ Kings Game 3 Preview: Yakimov for Nugent-Hopkins?

The Oilers search for the elusive victory today in Los Angeles.
Edmonton Journal Oct 12, 2014

Matheson: Do Oilers really need Nugent-Hopkins dropping the mitts? (with video)

There was a far better chance that Edmonton Oilers’ winger Matt Hendricks would, say, be throwing down with Zack Kassian Saturday in the Vancouver Canucks’ 44th home opener at Rogers Arena–to even a score in the past (remember that wild stick swing that broke Sam Gagner’s jaw?) than for a transgression in the present–but unbelieveably we had Ryan Nugent-Hopkins dropping the gloves with Canadian Olympic defenceman Dan Hamhuis in the third period.
The Copper & Blue Oct 7, 2014

#2 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Coming in as the Runner Up on our countdown for the second straight time, Nugent-Hopkins still shows elite-level skill, but has a ways to go before he can be considered an elite player.
Edmonton Journal Oct 7, 2014

MacKinnon: Nugent-Hopkins knows it's time for young Oilers to deliver

As he starts his fourth NHL season, No. 1 centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is eager to embrace the responsibility of dialing up his game and helping to drive the Oilers closer to success. For the first off-season in years, his once wonky left shoulder more than a year removed from corrective surgery, Nugent-Hopkins was able to throw himself intensely into fitness work, layering on some muscle and bulking up to 192 pounds.
Edmonton Journal Oct 5, 2014

Draisaitl earns No. 2 centre role with Oilers

In the end, it was always Leon Draisaitl’s job to lose. The third overall pick in June’s NHL entry draft wasn’t anywhere close to that through six pre-season auditions with the Edmonton Oilers, so Draisaitl, who turns 19 in three weeks, is going to be the tag-team partner for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.
Edmonton Journal Oct 1, 2014

MacKinnon: Draisaitl clearing ‘the mud' when it comes to Oilers' centre situation

Right from the start, there has been some interesting theatre coming from Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins this training camp. On Day 1, he said there were two NHL centres on his club (the artist Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and the tradesman Boyd Gordon) and the coach had “no idea” who the other two would be.
Rotoworld Sep 30, 2014

Tyler Pitlick plays alongside Hall, RNH - Tyler Pitlick (W) Edmonton Oilers

Tyler Pitlick got an opportunity to play alongside Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in Monday's preseason game.

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