Prior to this afternoon, the Edmonton Oilers had three goalie prospects on their roster. Shane Starrett, Stuart Skinner and Dylan Wells all have NHL deals with the club. Today, that number grew by two.
The Oilers traded a third round pick and a fifth round pick in the 2018 draft to the Canadiens for their 62nd pick in the third round. The Oilers would then select goaltender Olivier Rodrique. Rodrique was named the top goaltending prospect of this year’s draft, there’ll be more on him in just a bit.
For the second time today, the Oilers made a trade with the Canadiens. This time, they offered a fifth round selection in 2019 for goaltender Hayden Hawkey.
Hawkey was a sixth round selection for the Canadiens in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He’s spent the last three years with Providence over in Hockey East. The 23 year old Hawkey put up a .919 SV% in 40 games along with 4 shutouts.
Hawkey would be in the last year of his collegiate career at Providence. Depending on what happens between now and training camp, he could find himself in Wichita by the time October comes around. Keep your eyes peeled for how it all shakes out.