Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Oilers Select Defenceman Evan Bouchard 10th Overall in NHL Draft

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Oilers Select Defenceman Evan Bouchard 10th Overall in NHL Draft

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Oilers select Evan Bouchard 10th overall

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DALLAS - Evan Bouchard has already started thinking about passing the puck to Connor McDavid.

The Edmonton Oilers selected the defenceman 10th overall in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday, filling a need on the blue line with the slick 18-year-old from Oakville, Ont.

"For me, I'm just trying to take it one step and a time (and) enjoy the process," Bouchard said. "I know there's a lot of stuff to work on for next season.

"The goal for me is to go into main camp ready and turn heads from there."

Bouchard led all Ontario Hockey League defenders with 87 points (25 goals and 62 assists) in 67 games for the London Knights in 2017-18. That was also good enough for eighth overall in the OHL scoring race. …

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