Oilers sign 2018 first-round draft pick Evan Bouchard

Evan Bouchard, center, of Canada, poses after being selected by the Edmonton Oilers during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas, Friday, June 22, 2018. (Michael Ainsworth/AP)

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Evan Bouchard to a three-year entry-level contract.


Bouchard, 18, led the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in scoring in 2017-18, with 87 points (25 goals, 62 assists), while posting a plus-minus rating of plus-23.

The native of Oakville, Ont., served as team captain in London and was a finalist for the Max Kaminsky Trophy as OHL Defenceman of the Year and the Red Tilson Trophy as Most Valuable Player.

The six-foot-two, 195-pound right-handed blueliner also played for Canada’s under-18 team at the 2016 Hlinka Cup.

The Oilers selected Bouchard 10th overall at the 2018 NHL draft.

July 17, 2018

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Evan Bouchard
Defence
AGE: 19
LENGTH:
3 Years
CONTRACT TYPE:
Entry-Level Deal
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