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by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

In their second trade of the 2015 NHL Draft, the Oilers got the goaltender they’ve been searching for. Edmonton flipped the 57th, 79th and 184th overall picks to the NY Rangers, in exchange for Cam Talbot and the 209th selection.

Following last night’s first round, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli said there were a couple goaltenders available via trade and that Edmonton would continue to have discussions. Those talks heated up about five picks into the second round when Chiarelli approached the Rangers table and took their GM Glen Sather aside for a talk.

Following that chat, Oilers Assistant GM Bill Scott later approached the table and he, along with a representative of the Rangers, submitted the trade card.

Talbot has a small sample size in the NHL, but he has posted good numbers. During the 2013-14 season, Talbot posted a record of 12-6-1 with a 1.64 goals-against average and .941 save percentage. He added three shutouts. This season, Talbot played 36 games and had a record of 21-9-4. He posted a 2.21 GAA, a .926 save percentage and five shutouts.

Talbot, 27, made his NHL debut on October 24, 2013 against Philadelphia. He made 25 saves on 27 shots for a .926 save percentage. His first NHL shutout came four games later against Montreal.

Talbot is listed as 6’3’’ and 195 pounds. He is a native of Caledonia, Ontario.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP W L T OT SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2005-2006 Hamilton Red Wings-OPJHL 35 21 13 1 1 87 2.55 2,046
2006-2007 Hamilton Red Wings-OPJHL 28 19 5 2 1 57 2.08 1,644
2007-2008 University Of Alabama In Huntsville-CHA 13 1 10 0 0 45 322 4.63 583
2008-2009 University Of Alabama In Huntsville-CHA 24 2 16 3 1 65 700 2.95 1,320
2009-2010 University Of Alabama In Huntsville-CHA 33 12 18 3 1 85 2.61 1,958
2009-2010 Hartford Wolf Pack-AHL 1 0 0 0 0 3 11 .727 9.70 19
2010-2011 Connecticut Whale-AHL 22 11 9 2 2 62 570 .902 2.84 1,308
2010-2011 Greenville Road Warriors-ECHL 2 1 0 1 0 5 63 .921 2.46 122
2011-2012 Connecticut Whale-AHL 33 14 15 1 4 81 935 .913 2.61 1,865
2012-2013 Connecticut Whale-AHL 55 25 28 1 2 136 1,668 .918 2.63 3,105
2013-2014 Rangers 21 12 6 - 1 3 33 560 .941 1.64 1,211
2013-2014 Hartford Wolf Pack-AHL 5 4 0 1 0 13 171 .924 2.49 314
2014-2015 Rangers 36 21 9 - 4 5 77 1,038 .926 2.21 2,095
NHL Totals 57 33 15 0 5 8 110 1,598 .931 2.00 3,306
Career Playoff Statistics
Season Team GP W L SO GA SA Sv% GAA Min
2005-2006 Hamilton Red Wings-OPJHL 14 8 6 1 52 3.46 903
2006-2007 Hamilton Red Wings-OPJHL 19 13 6 0 51 2.46 1,243
2010-2011 Connecticut Whale-AHL 1 0 1 0 2 24 .917 3.13 38
2011-2012 Connecticut Whale-AHL 9 5 4 2 20 327 .939 2.10 571
2013-2014 Rangers 2 0 1 0 2 13 .846 2.61 46
NHL Totals 2 0 1 0 2 13 .846 2.59 46

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