C+ / 24th overall
The Oilers have been drafting defensemen by the bushel in recent years, and the results are showing in the prospect pool. Six of their top 10 prospects are blueliners, and although none of them are banging down Edmonton’s door, there is a definite hope that some of them can soon help make a difference on the big team. There are a few scoring wingers in the system as well, which addresses another major need in Edmonton. The Oilers have a long and troubled history of rushing prospects into hard minutes in the NHL before they are ready, but a recent organizational shift suggests these prospects will be given time to ripen.
1. Evan Bouchard (13th overall)
D, 19, 6-2, 198 – London (OHL)
2018 draft, 10th overall
Bouchard played seven games with Edmont...
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