Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Top Prospect Signings (Jul 18)

The Edmonton Oilers put pen to paper with their top pick in the 2018 entry draft, defenseman Evan Bouchard. Bouchard got his 3-year max entry-level deal, which will give him an initial cap hit of $925,000, but bonuses could carry him up over $4 million in total.

The 18-year old was regarded as one of the top defensive prospects in the draft, already having pretty good size and offensive numbers in the OHL, posting 87 points in 67 games with the London Knights.

There's certainly an argument for Bouchard to possibly be on the Oilers' opening night roster in October, as their blueline depth was pretty questionable heading into this summer, so he could certainly be one to watch this fall.

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