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The Oilers select goalie Stuart Skinner 78th overall

by Chris Wescott / EdmontonOilers.com Head Writer

The Oilers traded picks 82 and 126 to the Arizona Coyotes, in exchange for the 78th-overall selection.

With that pick, the Oilers took goalie Stuart Skinner from the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL.

Skinner is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound netminder from Edmonton, AB. He had a 3.26 goals-against average and .905 save percentage this season for Lethbridge. He had a .916 save percentage in the post-season, playing 20 games.

Scouting report per NHL Central Scouting:

"Huge presence when challenging, especially on initial shots - excellent compete and work habits - a battler who never gives up - strong physically in the crease, holds his ground well - solid stance and plays with authority - quickness and post-to-post play - good bounce-back ability - has NHL size and skills."

Video: RAW | Stuart Skinner

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