Edmonton Oilers prospect check-in: Olivier Rodrigue

Published August 27, 2023 at 0:15

Olivier Rodrigue was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2018 NHL draft, but he has not yet appeared in an Edmonton Oilers game. As a result, he has been in competition with other AHL goalies for Bakersfield's top spot.

As compared to NHL veterans like Calvin Pickard, Rodrigue's statistics in 2022-2023 were solid, with 29 games played, a 2.77 GAA, and a .912 save percentage.

The glove play of Rodrigue improved and instead of allowing a bad goal every game, he decided to stop allowing them. Rodrigue's style is particularly notable for his technical and athletic abilities in the net and his ability to direct the puck away from danger zones.

In addition, he leaves little room for attacking players to aim for.

Ultimately, Rodrigue has improved upon his last two seasons and solidified himself as an NHL prospect, taking over Bakersfield's starting position. As an RFA in 2023-2024, Rodrigue must maintain consistency in net.

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August 27   |   23 answers
Edmonton Oilers prospect check-in: Olivier Rodrigue

Do you think Olivier Rodrigue improves upon 2022-2023 this season?

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