The top draft selections in any given year have a chance to crack the lineup on opening night. Those who are selected in the second or third round might take a couple of years if all works out. The later a draft pick is selected, the less likely it seems they’ll see some success at the top level.
That’s why it’s nice to see fourth round selection Carter Savoie enjoy some early success in the NCAA.
Savoie was selected in this year’s entry draft at 100th overall. He scored 99 points with Sherwood Park (AJHL) last year and was headed to the NCAA for his freshman year with Denver.
It’s fair to say he’s having a good time so far.
Savoie debuted at #20 in our 2020 edition of the Oilers’ Top 25 Under 25. If he can keep finding the scoresheet, he’ll have no problem ascending the ranks in 2021.
"This Savoie kid's the real deal."— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 5, 2020
Carter with his second PPG of the night & third goal in two games to start his @DU_Hockey career!
We're feeling pretty good about this #Oilers draft pick. pic.twitter.com/azViR5qCTm
Savoie has scored five points (4-1-5) in three games so far this young NCAA season. It’d be great for him. and it’d be great for the Oilers to see the recently drafted left wing emerge as a big time player in the USA’s top collegiate league