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IN DEPTH: Studio

Oilers Team Photographer Andy Devlin talks of the images he's taken as part of the Oilers organization

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

There was a lot of buzz in the building when Columbus was in town. I took a disproportionate number of photographs of Connor, as I often do. He is one of the best players in the world and I really feel privileged to be in the National Hockey League with this team.

I was just trying to put the camera on him as much as possible. He scored a spectacular goal and the place erupted. He celebrated by turning left towards me. He skated right by the photo hole and with the lens that you normally use to shoot hockey -- a 70mm to 200mm lens -- when the subject gets too close, you can't shoot him because he goes out of focus. He was right on that edge. To tell you the truth, I wish that image was a little sharper but the moment was fantastic.

And that image went everywhere.

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