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After joining the Oilers, newest top prospect speaks for the first time


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Sam Jones
July 10, 2024  (6:12)
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After joining the Oilers, newest top prospect speaks for the first time
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In a significant move that has stirred the excitement of hockey fans, the Edmonton Oilers have secured a top-tier prospect, Matthew Savoie, from the Buffalo Sabres.

This trade not only boosts the Oilers' roster but also marks a heartwarming chapter in Savoie's life—he joins the very team he grew up cheering for.
Matthew Savoie isn't just another name on the roster. His journey to the Oilers is fueled by a deep-rooted passion for the team, a sentiment shared by many young hockey enthusiasts who dream of playing for their favorite NHL team one day. Savoie's affinity for the Oilers began in childhood, culminating in his decision to prioritize joining them over other teams.
Savoie's performance has been nothing short of spectacular. Despite being moved by the Sabres just two years after being their 9th overall pick in 2022, his track record speaks volumes about his capabilities. During the 23-24 season, Savoie showcased his versatility and skill by playing in multiple leagues. He appeared in six games for Buffalo's AHL affiliate and played 32 games across two WHL teams, amassing an impressive 71 points in 34 games.
The decision by the Sabres to part ways with such a high-performing prospect might come as a surprise, given Savoie's exceptional performance in the WHL.
For the Oilers, acquiring Savoie is a strategic move by Jeff Jackson, adding a crown jewel to their prospect cabinet and significantly enhancing their competitive edge. This acquisition not only captivates the fan base but also promises to strengthen the team's future prospects.
Oilers fans have every reason to be thrilled about Savoie's addition. His childhood dream of playing for Edmonton aligns with the aspirations of the team and its supporters, setting the stage for what could be a remarkable journey in the NHL. As Savoie prepares to don the Oilers jersey, the anticipation among fans is palpable, hopeful that he will continue his remarkable trajectory and contribute significantly to the team's success.
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After joining the Oilers, newest top prospect speaks for the first time

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