Edmonton Oilers select offensive forward Xavier Bourgault in 1st round of NHL entry draft

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Posted July 23, 2021 10:53 pm

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The Edmonton Oilers selected guardant Xavier Bourgault successful the archetypal circular of the NHL introduction draught connected Friday night.

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The Oilers’ nabbed the violative QMJHL subordinate with the 22nd wide pick.

Edmonton had travel into the draught holding the No. 20 prime but conscionable earlier they were owed to marque a selection, traded that prime to the Minnesota Wild for the 22nd wide prime and the 90th wide pick.

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Bourgault, who turns 19 successful October, picked up 40 points successful 29 games successful a COVID-shortened play with the Shawinigan Cataractes. The Quebec autochthonal has played some centre and connected the wing.

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Xavier Bourgault (#98), subordinate of Shawinigan Cataractes, play 2019-20 of the QMJHL successful Drummondville, Que., Jan. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Ghyslain Bergeron

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