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#Oilers Select D Luca Münzenberger With 90th Overall Pick

6’2’’, 194-pound LD from the German junior league picked joins Xavier Bourgault in #Oilers 2021 draft class.


The Edmonton Oilers have selected 18-year-old LHD Luca Münzenberger with the 90th overall selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Münzenberger, a product of the Kölner Junghaie system, spent the last three years in the German U20 league, and served as team captain in 2020-21. In 57 games across those seasons, Münzenberger collected 5-19-24, coming in at roughly 0.42 points/game.

Münzenberger also played in the most recent WJHC, posting 0-0-0 in 4 contests.

I’ve seen approximately zero shifts of this player, so to evaluate the pick myself would be to do so blindly. In lieu of my own expertise, let’s see what the consensus says about this player:

Hm. Not that encouraging.

That’s, better?

That seems a bit more positive. I’m always wary of ‘a throwback’ being used to describe a player though. For me, that generally means they haven’t really shown a deftness for making plays with the puck, which I believe to be a prerequisite to making any kind of positive impact in the NHL in 2021 and beyond. Hope I’m wrong.

As noted in the above tweets, Münzenberger is committed to the University of Vermont in the NCAA (D1) for the 2021-22 season.