After a prominent played of the Edmonton Oilers was out due to injury, the team scouted to find a replacement. After a thorough look into finding the best replacement, Jujhar Khaira 21 became the choice for the Oilers.
Jujhar would become the third Punjabi player to play in the NHL after Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra. Jujhar might be see in action against the Red Wings. He was the third round pick 63rd overall for the Oilers in 2012.
Here is a look at the 6 foot 3 inch 214 pound Jujhar Khaira’s career numbers in the AHL:
3 goals, seven points while firing the pucks 38 times on the net.
A quick look into the Hockey News Analysis of Jujhar Khaira:
His performance this season is a vast improvement from where he was in 2014-15. In 51 games with the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons, he scored just four goals and 10 points, but caught fire in the post-season, racking up three goals and four points in eight playoff games.
When, or if, Khaira cracks the lineup, it’s likely he takes bottom-six minutes. He could be a decent straight-line player in the top six, but he projects to be more of a third- or fourth-line grind-line style player, especially with his size and physical play.
Khaira is just two seasons removed from playing with the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. In 59 games with Everett, Khaira scored 16 goals and 44 points, notching another three goals and four points in five post-season games. He had played with the NCAA’s Michigan Tech prior to coming to the WHL.