Oilers Rumors: Edmonton Trading Former First-Round Pick

The Edmonton Oilers are looking to boost their bottom-six forward and add another goaltender and it turns out general manager Ken Holland is becoming more aggressive these past few days. Holland has reportedly included young defenseman and one of the Oilers top prospects, Philip Broberg in trade talks.

As Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reports, the Oilers have given Broberg permission to help seek a trade which usually means a deal is inevitable as the relationship between player and organization can be tampered after such reports surface.

Broberg is a former 2019 first-round pick who at 6-foot-3, has a ton of upside and could eventually become a legitimate top four defenseman. So far in 10 appearances this season with the Oilers, Broberg has yet to register a point.

In 79 career games since being drafted, the Oilers blueliner has posted 11 points, including two goals. He's put up some great numbers in the AHL and has shown some serious promise professionally. There's certainly a chance Jack Campbell is included in any trade that sees Broberg shipped out of Edmonton.

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