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#20 William Lagesson

Swedish defenceman debuts at 20 on the Top 25 under 25

William Lagesson

The Oilers didn't have any second or third round picks in the 2014 Entry Draft.  They did have two fourth round picks. One of those picks was goaltender Zach Nagelvoort, who missed the top 25 by just a couple positions.  The other pick is William Lagesson, who came in at 20th on our Top 25 under 25.

Rank Player DOB Drafted Year Alan Ben Bruce Curtis DB Derek Jeff Jon Michael Ryan Scott Zsolt


96/02/22 91 2014 21 23 23 26 20 19 22 20 20 22 22 27

Previous Rank - N/A

William Lagesson was the only defenceman selected by the Oilers in the 2014 Entry Draft.  Lagesson was taken in the fourth round, and he was the next pick for the Oilers after the club took Leon Draisaitl at number three overall. Lagesson spent the majority of the 2013-14 year with Frolunda of the SEL, where he would finish second on his club in scoring among defencemen (8-12-20 in 44 games played).

He's 6'2 and right around 200 lbs at eighteen years of age.  He'll be playing with Dubuque (USHL) in 2014-15.

Here's Kady Hobbins from Hockey's Future on Lagesson

While his ability is most evident in his own zone with his tenacious desire to knock his opponent off the puck, Lagesson has a decent first pass and is able to jump up into the rush from time to time.  A good skater for his size, Lagseson has the makings of a good two-way defender.  He continues to develop at a fairly steady rate across each season and shows flashes of offensive brilliance from time to time.  He is an intriguing talent who will be looking to have an impressive first season in North America with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL

Lagesson is on a long list of Oiler defensive prospects who have hopes to make the team.  If all the marbles fall just the right way, he's a few years away from a crack at the big club.  Lagesson hopes to turn heads this year in Dubuque.