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NCAA Hockey Tournament 2016: Oilers prospects to watch

The NCAA's hockey tournament kicks off today and two Oilers prospects are participating.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The road to the Frozen Four starts today with four games. Of the sixteen teams participating in this year's tournament, two are carrying an Oilers prospect on their roster. Evan Campbell is a forward playing for the eighth seeded team from UMass Lowell; Zachary Nagelvoort is a goalie with the Michigan Wolverines.

For tournament updates be sure to check out SB Nation College Hockey, in the meantime let's take a look at these two prospects.

Evan Campbell

Campbell was selected by the Oilers out of the BCHL, in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. Since then he's spent three seasons playing for UMass Lowell and is the only NHL draft pick currently on the River Hawks roster. This season Campbell scored only five goals and added seven assists, making him the tenth highest scoring player on the River Hawks this season; his 27 points last season landed him in the fourth spot. Not encouraging numbers and unfortunately consistent with the assessment of him from Red Line Report, who listed him as the ninth most overrated pick of the 2013 draft.

We rarely even comment on picks this low, but h's a 20 year-old, 3rd year eligible playing in Tier II, and was never dominant. If you want a kid like this, bring him to camp as a free agent try-out.

Zachary Nagelvoort

Drafted by the Oilers in the forth round of the 2014 draft, Nagelvoort has spent the last three seasons playing with the University of Michigan Wolverines. In each of his first two seasons he played in more games than any other Michgan goalie, this year though, he's taken a back seat to fourth year player, Steve Racine. Nagelvoort's sub 0.900 save percentage probably had a little to do with that. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that he'll see any action in this year's tournament.