Oilers keep 10th-overall pick, select defenceman Evan Bouchard

Watch as the Edmonton Oilers draft Evan Bouchard from the London Knights with the 10th overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft.

DALLAS — Evan Bouchard has a new home.

The Edmonton Oilers have selected the defenceman 10th overall in the first round of the NHL draft.

The 18-year-old from Oakville, Ont., led all Ontario Hockey League blue liners with 87 points (25 goals and 62 assists) in 67 games for the London Knights in 2017-18.

That was also good enough for eighth overall in the OHL scoring race.

The six-foot-two, 196-pound Bouchard was London’s captain this season, and won the league title as an OHL rookie in 2015-16 alongside current NHLers Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Christian Dvorak of the Arizona Coyotes, Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames and Victor Mete of the Montreal.

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