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Photo Credit: Sherwood Park Crusaders

All About Carter Savoie

Here we’ve put together a collection of scouting reports, highlights, and news items regarding newly drafted forward, Carter Savoie. The Edmonton Oilers selected Savoie with the 100th overall pick, providing the depth chart with a much-needed forward that will hopefully be able to bring a dose of skill to the prospect pool.

BIO:

Position: LW — Shoots:  Left
Born: Jan. 23rd, 2002 — City: St. Albert, Alberta
Height: 5 feet 10 inches — Weight: 192 lbs [175 cm/87 kg]
Drafted: 100th overall
Major Junior: Sherwood Park Crusaders — League: AJHL

SCOUTING REPORTS

“His shot is deadly, but there’s much more to his game. He’s listed at just 5’10 but he plays the game like a power forward. His willingness to go to the tough areas of the ice to get the puck is something that really made him stand out in the AJHL. He just has a knack for scoring goals and he can put find the back of the net in a variety of different ways. His ability to score will never be a question, but he’s still a fourth-round pick and it’s far from certain that he ever plays a game in the NHL. If there’s one area of his game that will need to improve, it’s his skating.

His skating isn’t a problem or even a weak spot, it’s just not at the same level as the rest of his game. The shot is there, the hockey sense is there, but he’ll just need to be able to use them all at a higher speed if he wants to make it to the next level. Savoie has said that he’s working on his footwork and his first three steps and he’ll need to continue to work on them as he tries to become an impact player at the University of Denver.” -Tyler Yaremchuk, Oilersnation Profile

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“Good offensive goal scorers, the puck just follows them around in the offensive zone. It’s tough to teach guys how to have that patience with the puck, especially around the net. The second thing would be how quickly he gets it off. Goalies don’t normally get set. Number three could be the most important, besides getting it off quickly, it’s his ability to change his shooting angle. Whether that’s a toe, a push/pull, or whatever it might be. He does all of those things better than anyone else.” -Adam Manah, Crusaders Head Coach

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“Savoie reads defenders like few other players in the draft. He is acutely aware of opposing sticks and actively baits them. Savoie is deceptive; he looks off his targeted play and keeps the same grip on his stick, whether he’s passing, dangling, or shooting. Savoie fires with power, precision, and with some trickery; using screens to his advantage.” -EliteProspects 2020 NHL Draft Guide

“Some question his commitment off the puck, his shift-to-shift effort levels and his defensive game. I don’t disagree. Savoie can fade in games in a big way. He plays too high in his own zone.” -Scott Wheeler, The Athletic

“Puck skills and creativity are big hallmarks of Savoie’s game. He averaged nearly a goal per game in the AJHL and can make next-level offensive reads. But if Savoie is going to make it, he has to up his competitiveness level.” -Chris Peters, ESPN

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LOOKING AHEAD…

Savoie will certainly be a player that Oilers fans will be following as he enters his first season with the University of Denver in the NCAA. At the time of posting, the Pioneers’ season is set to start in mid-November, playing 24-game conference schedules in addition to four games against other universities. After plenty of success at the AJHL level, It will be fascinating to watch Savoie develop his skills in the NCAA over the next couple of seasons as it will certainly be a much larger challenge for him than what he faced with the Crusaders. At the moment, the Oilers appear to have added a prospect with the potential to be a dynamic goal-scorer to their system, which is not something you would usually say about a player taken 100th overall.

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PRE-DRAFT RANKINGS

VIDEO AND HIGHLIGHTS

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Post Draft Interview:

SEASON STATS

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/- PGP G A TP PIM
2015-16 St. Albert Blues U15 AA NAHL U15 31 23 26 49 45
St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA AMBHL 3 1 1 1 1 1
2016-17 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA AMBHL 36 24 48 72 44 10 2 5 7 6
St. Albert Royals Midget 15AA REMHL 1 1 1
2017-18 Northern Alberta Elite 15s CSSHL U16 34 20 38 58 37 5 2 6 8 12
Northern Alberta X-Treme Prep CSSHL U18 1
2018-19 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 58 31 42 73 67 12 2 7 9 6
2019-20 Sherwood Park Crusaders “A” AJHL 54 53 46 99 62
2020-21 Univ. of Denver NCAA

TOURNAMENT STATS

SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-
2011-12 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational 6 2 2 2
2014-15 St. Albert Sabres PW QC Int PW 5 3 4 7 6
2016-17 St. Albert Sabres U15 AAA John Reid Bantam 5 1 6 7 2
Team Northwest Alberta Cup 5 4 1 5
2019-20 AJHL Selects JCWC 5 1 4 5 1
Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 2 2 4

CAREER STATS

LEAGUE YEARS GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- PGP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AMBHL (AEHL U15) 2 39 24 49 73 1.87 44 11 2 6 8 0.73 6
AJHL 2 112 84 88 172 1.54 129 12 2 7 9 0.75 6
Alberta Cup 1 5 4 1 5 1.00
Brick Invitational 1 6 2 2 0.33 2
CSSHL U16 1 34 20 38 58 1.71 37 5 2 6 8 1.60 12
CSSHL U18 1 1 0.00
JCWC 1 5 1 4 5 1.00 1
John Reid Bantam 1 5 1 6 7 1.40 2
NAHL U15 1 31 23 26 49 1.58 45
NCAA 1
QC Int PW 1 5 3 4 7 1.40 6
REMHL 1 1 1 1 1.00
WJAC-19 1 4 2 2 0.50 4

Stats courtesy of EliteProspects.com

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