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Oilers Trade Up, Draft Goaltender Stuart Skinner In Round 3

Lethbridge Hurricane is native Edmontonian

Lethbridge Hurricanes v Vancouver Giants Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images

The Edmonton Oilers traded up with Arizona to grab goaltender Stuart Skinner at pick 78.

Skinner is a hometown kid. He’s finishing a year that saw him go 34-18-2 with a .905 SV% in Lethbridge. He’s 6’3”. He represented Canada in the U18 tournament last year.

I’m a little surprised by this pick. Edmonton traded two picks to move up and grab a goalie, so someone likes what they see here. Edmonton has a fairly well stocked cupboard in net, and Skinner will add to that.

Maybe we can get him to play defence too.