Oilers sign Lavoie to entry-level contract

EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Raphaël Lavoie to a three-year entry-level contract.

Lavoie, 19, in his fourth season in the QMJHL, has posted 82 points (38G, 44A) in 55 combined regular-season games with Chicoutimi and Halifax, posting 48 penalty minutes and a +7 plus-minus rating. Lavoie was acquired by Chicoutimi from Halifax on January 6, 2020, in exchange for four draft picks.

The 6’4″, 196-pound forward appeared in 217 career QMJHL games, registering 227 points (106G, 121A), 148 penalty minutes and a +53 plus/minus rating. Lavoie led the QMJHL with 20 playoff goals in 2019, and that same year was awarded the 2019 Mike Bossy Trophy, as the QMJHL’s Best Professional Prospect.

The native of Chambly, QC won gold with Canada at the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic, and also played at the 2018 World U18 Hockey Championship in Russia, where Canada finished fifth.

Lavoie was Edmonton’s second-round draft pick, 38th overall, at the 2019 NHL Draft.

Photo courtesy Andre Emond, Chicoutimi Saguenéens