Did the Sabres Hit the Offseason Ull-Mark? Savoie can fade in games in a big way. Oilersnation is a fan site with no direct affiliation to the Edmonton Oilers, Oilers Entertainment Group, NHL, or NHLPA, Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom may need long-term surgery, Weekly Rumours 2.0: Trade Winds Are Blowing, Edmonton Oilers selected Savoie with the 100th overall pick. I don’t disagree. Carter Savoie, drafted by the Regina Pats in the 2017 WHL Draft, instead opted to continue playing Junior A hockey to keep his college options open.He is committed to playing hockey for the University of Denver next year. All rights reserved. Number three could be the most important, besides getting it off quickly, it’s his ability to change his shooting angle. After tearing up the AJHL for two seasons, Savoie is looking to continue his development with the University of Denver for the 2020-21 … He’s listed at just 5’10 but he plays the game like a power forward. He just has a knack for scoring goals and he can put find the back of the net in a variety of different ways. His skating isn’t a problem or even a weak spot, it’s just not at the same level as the rest of his game. NHL Rumors: Bruins, Canadiens, Avalanche, Caps, Oilers, More. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey. There are a lot of scouts and general managers that put a very high price on it when evaluating prospects.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_1',664,'0','0'])); Committed to the University of Denver in the Fall, Savoie will look to translate his immense success in the AJHL to the NCAA. “His shot is deadly, but there’s much more to his game. Copyright © 1999-2020 Edmonton Oilers, LLC and the National Hockey League. He has definitely turned some heads in the hockey world, as he could be drafted as high as the first round.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',662,'0','0'])); Just looking at his goal totals, you may think Savoie is just a goal scorer, but his game goes well beyond that. His willingness to go to the tough areas of the ice to get the puck is something that really made him stand out in the AJHL. Carter Savoie (8) Forward - Before Denver: Ranked 50th among North American skaters on NHL Central Scouting's final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft…Notched 84 goals, Updated daily with news and features from over 130 writers worldwide. He does all of those things better than anyone else.” -Adam Manah, Crusaders Head Coach, “Savoie reads defenders like few other players in the draft. https://www.nhl.com/oilers/video/draft--carter-savoie/t-277437406/c-6794465 Savoie fires with power, precision, and with some trickery; using screens to his advantage.” -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide, “Some question his commitment off the puck, his shift-to-shift effort levels and his defensive game. He plays too high in his own zone.” -Scott Wheeler, The Athletic, “Puck skills and creativity are big hallmarks of Savoie’s game. Yet, just like Kane, he doesn’t back check, is almost non … His overall package is quite impressive, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a team take a flyer on him late in the first round.”. The shot is there, the hockey sense is there, but he’ll just need to be able to use them all at a higher speed if he wants to make it to the next level. His puck tracking skills and overall awareness are where his strengths really lie, as he has elite hockey IQ, especially while in the offensive zone. 2010 NHL Draft Top-10: Where Are They Now? After selecting Dylan Holloway in the first round, the Oilers drafted another winger with a strong skill set and competitive edge that could play alongside their top two centres in Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. It’s tough to teach guys how to have that patience with the puck, especially around the net. In the meantime, Savoie has been playing for the Sherwood Park Crusaders and dominating the AJHL. Rangers Have Multiple Options to Replace Fast, Maple Leafs Spent Less to Gain More in Free Agency, Joey Moss Will Forever Be a Part of Oilers History, Flyers Must Budget for Carter Hart Contract. By Peter Baracchini October 7th, 2020. He is acutely aware of opposing sticks and actively baits them. The Edmonton Oilers selected Savoie with the 100th overall pick, providing the depth chart with a much-needed forward that will be able to bring a dose of skill to the prospect pool. On top of all this, he is also an intense battler, capable of physically changing a game with a big hit. “After a strong 2018-19 rookie campaign with the Sherwood Park Crusaders where he scored 31 goals and 73 points, Carter Savoie has continued to dominate the AJHL in 2019-20. But if Savoie is going to make it, he has to up his competitiveness level.” -Chris Peters, ESPN. Islanders Have Plenty of Options for Bottom Six. At the time of posting, the Pioneers’ season is set to start in mid-November, playing 24-game conference schedules in addition to four games against other universities. If there’s one area of his game that will need to improve, it’s his skating. Savoie doesn’t have the hands, speed, or control anywhere close to Kaner when he entered the league. Sign up for our regular 'Oilers Newsletter' for all the latest. At the moment, the Oilers appear to have added a prospect with the potential to be a dynamic goal-scorer to their system, which is not something you would usually say about a player taken 100th overall. © The Hockey Writers 2020. While he needs to work on his defensive game and effort in his own zone, his speed and quick stick handling make him a great asset for the Oilers. The second thing would be how quickly he gets it off. He oozes a high-end offensive skill set. Edmonton Oilers is a trademark of Edmonton Oilers Hockey Corp. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. In addition to his pinpoint accurate shot and excellent vision, he also has great speed, which makes him a constant threat in transition and on the forecheck. Savoie is deceptive; he looks off his targeted play and keeps the same grip on his stick, whether he’s passing, dangling, or shooting. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. He’s got great hands, a quick and accurate shot and has the willingness to constantly battle in the dirty areas when getting in on the forecheck. His ability to score will never be a question, but he’s still a fourth-round pick and it’s far from certain that he ever plays a game in the NHL. He’s almost been scoring at will as he had 53 goals and 99 points in 54 games, which put him on a historic pace before all hockey was shut down. Goalies don’t normally get set. Over 2 million monthly readers now come to THW for their hockey fix. His character also stands out and in this day in age, that is a very important aspect of a young player’s game. Whether that’s a toe, a push/pull, or whatever it might be. Savoie has said that he’s working on his footwork and his first three steps and he’ll need to continue to work on them as he tries to become an impact player at the University of Denver.” -Tyler Yaremchuk, Oilersnation Profile, “Good offensive goal scorers, the puck just follows them around in the offensive zone. edmontonoilers.com is the official Web site of the Edmonton Oilers. After tearing up the AJHL for two seasons, Savoie is looking to continue his development with the University of Denver for the 2020-21 season. Here we've put together a collection of scouting reports, highlights, and news items regarding newly drafted forward, Carter Savoie. Please enter your email address to reset your password. About Carter Savoie. All Rights Reserved. He averaged nearly a goal per game in the AJHL and can make next-level offensive reads. eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'thehockeywriters_com-box-3','ezslot_8',652,'0','0'])); The Edmonton Oilers selected Savoie with the 100th overall pick, providing the depth chart with a much-needed forward that will hopefully be able to bring a dose of skill to the prospect pool. After plenty of success at the AJHL level, It will be fascinating to watch Savoie develop his skills in the NCAA over the next couple of seasons as it will certainly be a much larger challenge for him than what he faced with the Crusaders. Savoie will certainly be a player that Oilers fans will be following as he enters his first season with the University of Denver in the NCAA. Here we’ve put together a collection of scouting reports, highlights, and news items regarding newly drafted forward, Carter Savoie.