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Brossoit on finishing season with Oilers

by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

It was a big year for Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit .

The 23-year-old netminder, who appeared in 31 games with the Oilers American Hockey League affiliate Bakersfield Condors, posting an 18-9-3 record, a 2.66 goals against average, a .920 save percentage and three shutouts, signed a two-year contract extension with Edmonton in February.

Though a few months have come and gone since the Oilers said their farewells and played their last game at Rexall Place on April 6, Brossoit said he relishes the opportunity the club gave him in the 2015-16 season.

"It was awesome," he said. "Even though, you know, the numbers and a couple of my performances didn't go the way I planned, [it was a] huge learning curve for me and it really opened my eyes to what I need to work on and the things I need to get better at. I was very, very happy and fortunate that I got that opportunity."

Brossoit, who played in five games with the Oilers during the remainder of the season, posted a 0-4-0 record, a 3.61 goals against average and a .873 save percentage.

Though the 6-foot-3, 200-pound goaltender admits he was disappointed in how some of his game-play panned out, he also felt encouraged, having gained more knowledge on the league, recognizing where there is room for improvement and what is to be of expected of him at Oilers camp in the coming months.

"So far, [improving] the mental side, just staying calm and prepped for situations - not that I don't have that ability - just to have that ability at the bigger stage," said Brossoit. "[Including] cardio and just upping every aspect of my game."

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