San Jose’s fourth rounder was pick number 100. The Oilers took winger Carter Savoie. Let’s see where the big boards had him, courtesy of Elite Prospects
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Carter Savoie might have bene drafted in the late second or early third, but he slipped down to the fourth round at pick 100. The Oilers helped themselves that some northern Albertans already know plenty about.
Savoie scored a bunch of goals for Sherwood Park in the Alberta Junior Hockey League this past season. His 53 goals (he finished with 99 points, second on the club) would lead the Crusaders and the entire league by ten.
Savoie clocks in at 5’10” and just over 180 lbs. He slipped to pick 100 although he was ranked higher in every other major ranking. That’s a good sign. The best case scenario for the Oilers and Savoie is for him to turn into a big time scoring winger, something that the Oilers could use yesterday. Savoie will continue to work on his defensive play as he looks to mature into a full time NHLer.
Savoie’s impact season is at least a couple of years down the road if everything plays out right. He has committed to the University of Denver for the upcoming season.
More to come.