Oilers sign University of Denver standout Carter Savoie to entry-level deal

Denver's Carter Savoie (8) celebrates his winning goal with Bobby Brink (24) and Cole Guttman (19) in overtime during an NCAA men's Frozen Four semifinal hockey game against Michigan, Thursday, April 7, 2022, in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Carter Savoie, the University of Denver standout who earlier this year joined the Bakersfield Condors on a tryout, to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The deal begins this season.

Savoie appeared in two games with the Condors after agreeing to an amateur tryout contract on April 18, picking up two penalty minutes.

The 20-year-old helped Denver win the NCAA National Championship. He played a pivotal role in defeating the Michigan Wolverines during the national semifinal round, notching the overtime winner. During the Frozen Four Tournament, Savoie scored goals in three of his team's four games, including another clutch game-winner in the Loveland Regional Final.

Standing at 5-foot-9 and weighing 192 pounds, Savoie made a consistent impact during his sophomore season overall. He scored 23 goals in 39 games, putting him in a tie for the team lead and fourth across the entire NCAA.

In his time with the Pioneers, he had 36 goals and 29 assists in 63 games.

The Oilers selected Savoie in the fourth round (100th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft.

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