Two very good Quebec prospects failed to convince the Oilers' staff

Published September 30, 2021 at 8:12 PM

The closer the NHL season gets, the more players are victims of cuts from training camps. Of course, this is an inevitable situation for many of them, but it is part of the process.

On the Edmonton Oilers side, cuts were announced on Thursday. Among the list, we find the Quebecers Raphael Lavoie and Xavier Bourgault who were cut today.

The two Quebec prospects were not able to convince the Oilers' management that they had a place with the big club. Lavoie is 21 years old and was drafted 38th overall in 2019 while Bourgault, 18 years old, was drafted in the first round of the last NHL Amateur Draft.

Both players are still very young and will have time to refine their game at their respective levels. As for Lavoie, he will join the Oilers' AHL team, the Bakersfield Condors. Last year, the 21-year-old forward had 10 points in 16 games with the Condors.

As for Bourgault, he will be reunited with his teammates with the Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL. Last season, the center scored 40 points in only 29 games. He should have another great season offensively.

Credit: TVASports.ca
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