Oilers at 116: Jake Chiasson

by Lowetide

This player is a Red Line favourite, the service ranks him at No. 56 overall and is an RLR sleeper. Jujhar Khaira was a sleeper in 2012 and made the NHL, Red Line is a fine service. Red Line talked about his speed, saying “Unpredictable edge control – hard to read where he’s headed. Easy skating style is sometimes mistaken for a low-end motor.”

I had him at No. 90 based on an offensive spike and this player was well known previous to the draft. His NHLE is 21.5, you can see where he ranks among recent picks chosen outside the first round in recent years:

  1. Raphael Lavoie 2019 (27)
  2. Ryan McLeod 2018 (27)
  3. Ryan Martindale 2010 (26)
  4. Tyler Benson 2016 (23)
  5. Matej Blumel 2019 (23)
  6. Anton Slepyshev 2013 (23)
  7. Marco Roy 2013 (23)
  8. Tobias Rieder 2011 (20)
  9. Jackson Houck 2013 (20)
  10. Daniil Zharkov 2012 (19)
  11. Tyler Pitlick 2010 (18)

More to come.


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Bulging Twine

If RW Lynden McCallum leaves that could open up more opportunities for Chiasson. Perhaps to play with Ottawa 2020 1st rounder LW Grieg.


Not sure if already mentioned here:

Though Jake Chiasson is not related to Steve, he is a nephew of Doug Lidster.


Shane Lachance to the Oilers at 186.

6’4″, 193 lb. LW committed to Boston University.

Son of former Islander Scott Lachance.

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Todd Macallan

Petrov!!! I would’ve been stoked about him at 90. Based on reports sounds like a faster Maksimov. One of the best shots in the entire draft. This is the Savoie or Tullio pick this year.

Edit: if you imagine Petrov went at 90 and Munzenberger went here the draft looks a whole lot better. Also a big fan of the Chiasson pick

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Matvey Petrov to the Oilers at 180.

Scouting report:

Was the 1st overall pick in 2020 CHL import draft by North Bay.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tarkus

2 picks out from 180 (with another EDM selection coming at 186), the best available from LT’s list –

24 LW Eric Alarie, Moose Jaw Warriors 6.01, 196. Big PF with plus skill.
41 RC Connor Lockhart, Erie Otters. Probably the best skater among OHL eligibles.
51 LC Lorenzo Canonica, Shawinigan Cataractes. Another skill center, great skater.
56 LC Sami Päivärinta, Lukko. Small two-way center, fine playmaker.
66 RC Daniil Tesanov, Yaroslavl. Big center with speed and range.
70 LW Matvei Petrov, Moscow. Big winger (6.02, 178) can score, great shot. (#180)
71 RD Jacob Guévin, Muskegon Lumberjacks. Offensive defenseman, fine skater.
73 LD Graham Sward, Spokane Chiefs. He’s 6.02, 169. Physical mobile shutdown blue.

84 G Brett Brochu, London Knights. Under radar goalie delivered a .919 SP as a rookie.

Last edited 2 months ago by PokeCheck
Doug McLachlan

Any thoughts on North Bay 6’6″ G Joe Vrbetic?


Thanks for these updates

Younger Oil

On draft days it always makes me frustrated that in trades like the Keith trade we didn’t get a 6th or 7th rounder back to better balance the trade, and get enough prospects into our pool.


wonder if we take a goalie in this round. Olivier Adam?

Todd Macallan

Some much skill left give me any of Petrov, Alarie, Lockhart or even Degrazia or Avon at that point.

Last edited 2 months ago by Todd Macallan

A name like William Von Barnekow Lofberg really needs “Baron” or “Count” before it.




Just waiting for the obligatory late round flyer on a goalie …

Randle McMurphy

I’m going to rate this draft as a B+ for the Oilers.

Might have been an A if we had a second round pick.

Randle McMurphy

Would you like some Bourgault with that Muzenberger ?


Yes, thank you. I believe I’ll Chase my Bourgault with some Munzenberger, then see where things lead after that.


He’s listed as both a RW and a C. Anyone know which position he he plays more? Big frame … could he be the mythical right handed C we’ve been looking for one day?


20-21 highlight video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1njE5ZT90Z4

He looks up to Elias Lindholm, goals look pretty similar must say.

2 more years in junior likely, and looks like a couple of leading scorers from Brandon last year are primed to turn pro, so imagine Jake will be the go-to guy and take a step forward as expected.

Randle McMurphy

“Jake Chiasson is someone I had to keep an eye on leading up to this WHL season. Having only 15 points last year, I saw signs that he could be a threat this season. He’s a fast skater with a good release on the net. He battles well for the puck and finds open space with ease in the offensive end. He should work on improving his patience as there are times he makes a play too soon and nothing comes of it.”– Gavin Chiasson, Recruit Scouting

Gee! Thanks Uncle Gavin 🙂


The weird part is with all the past, present and future Chiasson’s out there we only know of one relation: his uncle Doug Lidster.


Any relation?


No, I have no relation to Jake.