Edmonton Oilers Take Halifax Sniper Raphael Lavoie in 2nd Round Of 2019 NHL Draft
9 July 2019 Sport
The Edmonton Oilers added more prospects on Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Vancouve.
In the second round, at 38th overall, the team grabbed right winger Raphael Lavoie.
He had 32 goals and 73 points in 62 games for Halifax in the QMJHL last season.
Lavoie, 18, added 20 goals and 32 points in 23 playoff games.
He’s listed at six-foot-four and 200 pounds.
“I’m a power forward with a pretty good shot and pretty good hands,” Lavoie said.
“He had a great playoff. He had a good Memorial Cup,” Oilers director of player personnel Bob Green said of Lavoie. “He’s a big, strong kid who can score.
“He makes plays with the puck. He’s strong down low. He complements good players.”
The Oilers took goaltender Ilya Konovalov in the third round, 85th overall. Konovalov turns 21 on July 13. He was named the KHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2018-19 after going 25-15-1 with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.
Konovalov, who has two years left on his KHL contract, had a 1.89 goals against average and a .930 save percentage.
The Oilers used their fourth round pick on right winger Matej Blumel.
The 19-year-old hails from the Czech Republic and spent the last two seasons in the USHL playing for Waterloo.