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RELEASE: Oilers sign Olivier Rodrigue to entry-level contract

Rodrigue, 18, has just completed his third season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

by Press Release / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Olivier Rodrigue to a three-year entry-level contract, starting in the 2019-20 season. 

Rodrigue, 18, has just completed his third season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Rodrigue played 48 regular season games last season with Drummondville, posting a 35-12 record, a .902 save percentage and a 2.43 goals against average. The native of Chicoutimi, Quebec tied for first among QMJHL goalies in regular season wins (35) in the 2018-19 regular season. The Voltigeurs were eliminated in the third round of the 2019 QMJHL Playoffs to the Halifax Mooseheads in a 4-2 series loss.  

The 6'1", 165-pound goaltender has appeared in 142 regular season QMJHL games over the past three years, posting a 80-56 record, a .895 save percentage and a 2.80 goals against average. He has reached the post-season for three consecutive years for a combined 15 career QMJHL playoff games and a 5-8 record. 

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Rodrigue has represented Canada internationally on four occasions, including the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championship, the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the 2016 World U17 Hockey Challenge and the 2016 Youth Olympic Games. He won gold with Canada at the 2017 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and ranked first among goaltenders in save percentage (.949) and goals against average (1.33), and earned a silver medal at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games. 

The Oilers selected Rodrigue in the second round, 62nd overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft.

For Olivier Rodrigue's background and statistics, click HERE.

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