Edmonton Oilers pick two-way forward Jake Chiasson at #116 overall


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Edmonton Oilers made their first draft pick from the Western Hockey League since Kailer Yamamoto in 2017 when they picked forward Jake Chiasson from the Brandon Wheat Kings in the fourth round on Saturday.

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Chiasson, listed as a right shot centre, played with Brandon Wheat Kings in the truncated 2021 season where he scored 9-11-20 with a solid +12 rating in 23 games.

Scouting reports:

  • Chiasson uses blade deception and off-puck timing to fire away threatening shots in scoring position. On occasion, he makes a perfect timed move into a slot, or fires a shot that might give NHL goaltenders trouble. -EliteProspects 2021 NHL Draft Guide
  • Chiasson is a fluent skating two-way forward with somee dandy finishing skills. He’s effective on the wing and brings the puck in with some good speed. He’s missing that factor that makes him stick out though, that pizazz that many other wingers of his caliber possess. – Draft Pro Hockey

More to come.