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Oilers Prospect Commits to University

Published August 16, 2023 at 7:49

As the summer winds down and with training camp set to begin in September, NHL general managers are actively preparing their training camp rosters and keeping an eye out for potential additions, such as players on professional tryouts (PTOs). Simultaneously, numerous prospects are solidifying their commitments to universities as they gear up for the upcoming season.

This scenario holds for the Edmonton Oilers and their promising left-wing prospect, Shane Lachance. Shane, the son of former NHLer Scott Lachance, followed in his father's footsteps by choosing to play for the same university. Specifically, he has opted for Boston University within the NCAA. Scott Lachance, throughout his career, played for four NHL organizations, including the Islanders, Canadiens, Canucks, and Blue Jackets.

The 19 year old who hails from Andover, MA, Shane was selected by the Oilers in the sixth round of the 2021 entry draft, securing the 186th overall pick. Standing at an impressive 6 feet 4 inches and weighing 218 pounds, he undoubtedly brings size to the Oilers' wing as he embarks on his NHL journey.

During his previous season with the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL, he showcased his skills across 62 games, accumulating 33 goals, 21 assists, and a total of 54 points. Additionally, he tallied 53 penalty minutes while maintaining a +13 rating.
August 16   |   69 answers
Oilers Prospect Commits to University

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