Oilers at 186: Shane Lachance

by Lowetide

Interesting player, ranked No. 199 by the Draft Analyst. He played for the Jr. Bruins in a prep league that feeds players to the USHL and eventually college. His Dad is Scott Lachance, former NHL player (over 800 games) and his Grandfather is legendary college coach Jack Parker.

He’s 6.04, 190, and very young (August 30, 2003). More to come.


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€√¥£€^$ July 26, 2021 - 12:28 am

Watched some video, Bambi on ice, lol. All kinds of gangly… Scores a lot on tips and rebounds, but skating needs work.

Showed some good puck skills in HS competition. He reminds me of Kesselring when he was picked in that he shows hints of possibilities, but needs a lot of work.

Can’t wait to see how he irons out his gangly dangles 😊

Gerta Rauss July 24, 2021 - 3:59 pm

Overall a good draft, I don’t know that much about these kids to get worked up into a lather over any of the selections

I think I would have taken the goalie at 20 though

GordieHoweHatTrick July 24, 2021 - 4:08 pm

I hear there is a Lachance we got a Maximus Wanger!

Jaxon July 24, 2021 - 3:58 pm

The draft ends with two teams who are not afraid of picking QMJHL players (MTL and TBL), and one team that is not afraid of small or older players in TBL. I wonder if one of them picks RHD Miguel Tourigny. One of the top scoring D in the Q this year. Pronman singled him out as one of the fastest in the draft and having one of the best shots in the draft. He was passed over last year. Sounds like a good TBL pick to finish with.

Jaxon July 24, 2021 - 4:02 pm

I feel for the kid. I had him on my list last year and he didn’t get drafted even though his 5v5 points production was solid. He’s done everything he can to make it yet his size appears to be the stumbling block. And you can’t train size. Shitty. Hopefully MTL or TBL grab him.

Jaxon July 24, 2021 - 4:10 pm

Hell, he even got into 2 fights against guys who were 6’2″ and 6’3″.

OriginalPouzar July 24, 2021 - 3:58 pm

Can I ask (suggest) that we have a new “post-draft discussion” thread made for general conversation going in to the evening?

Its really tough to keep track of conversations and posts with 6-7 active threads.

Just a thought.

Randle McMurphy July 24, 2021 - 4:04 pm

Give him a minute. LT read the name Maximus Wanner and choked on a nacho chip.

Tarkus July 24, 2021 - 3:54 pm

Six Oiler picks:

4 forwards
2 d-men

4 RH shots
2 LH shots

4 North Americans
2 Euros

Psyche July 24, 2021 - 3:51 pm
Randle McMurphy July 24, 2021 - 3:49 pm

Maximus Wanner.

Man, if that second “n” was a “g”

Gerta Rauss July 24, 2021 - 3:51 pm

I think a ‘k” would have had us rolling in the aisles

Tarkus July 24, 2021 - 3:56 pm

Sorta like “The Life of Brian”.

Welease Wodewick!

geowal July 24, 2021 - 4:02 pm

Very different meanings though

Randle McMurphy July 24, 2021 - 4:11 pm

very different….and yet still funny 🙂

Crazy Pedestrian July 24, 2021 - 3:52 pm


Someone July 24, 2021 - 6:14 pm

Is he related to Biggus Dickus?

Doug McLachlan July 24, 2021 - 3:49 pm

And Montreal gets the goalie I was holding out hope for, Joe Vrvbetic. Based on no actual knowledge, btw, but there you go.

PokeCheck July 24, 2021 - 3:46 pm

#212 – Maximus Wanner D from Moose Jaw, WHL, who will have his vengeance, in this life or the next.

Tarkus July 24, 2021 - 3:45 pm

Maximus Wanner to the Oilers at 212.

Probably not the Moose Jaw Warrior anyone anticipated.

6’3″, 195 lb. RHS d-man.


Gerta Rauss July 24, 2021 - 3:47 pm

Flavius Maximus..!

Randle McMurphy July 24, 2021 - 3:42 pm

So far we’ve got 14, 70 and 90 off of LT’s list. And we entered the draft with no second or third. 🙂

PokeCheck July 24, 2021 - 3:41 pm

2 picks out from 212, with most teams drafting players from leagues you’ve never heard of, and never will again, these anxious LT list leftovers await…

24 LW Eric Alarie, Moose Jaw Warriors 6.01, 196. Big PF with plus skill.
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.
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.
77 LC Florian Elias, Mannheim. Small skill center, he’s a determined player.
81 LW Nikita Buruyanov, St. Petersburg. Small winger, terrific speed and aggressive play.
84 G Brett Brochu, London Knights. Under radar goalie delivered a .919 SP as a rookie.
86 LD Vasily Machulin, Moscow Dynamo (MHL). Good size, dynamic skater.
88 LW Jeremy Wilmer, USNDTP. August 2003, great passer, high skill.
95 LW Owen Pederson, Winnipeg Ice. Big winger with goal-scoring ability.
97 LC Theo Rochette, Quebec Remparts. Undersized two-way center, intriguing offense.
99 LC Juuso Mäenpää, Kalpa. Very small but highly skilled playmaker.
101 LC Vasily Atanasov, Mamonty Yugry. Great speed and he is skilled. Undersized.
102 LD Dave Ma, USHL, Chicago Steel. Tremendous skater and very creative.
104 RW Oliver Suni, Lukko Rauma. Strong winger with range of skills.
106 LW Ilya Nazarov, Yaroslavl. Big winger with skill, May 2003.
108 RW Nikita Grebyonkin, Magnitogorsk. Skill and size plus some speed.
109 LW Arvid Sundin, Brynas. Underzied burner has breathtaking shifts.
119 LD Yaroslav Busygin, Chekov. Big blue who can hit, has some skill.
120 G Carl Lindbom, Djurgarden. Top draw U18s has him here.

Randle McMurphy July 24, 2021 - 4:13 pm

This looks very similar to the current Seattle roster.

Oil2Oilers July 24, 2021 - 3:38 pm

Your volume of work on the second draft day LT is real and spectacular.

And appreciated

Todd Macallan July 24, 2021 - 3:27 pm

Eric Alarie still sitting there LT.

Lowetide July 24, 2021 - 3:40 pm

There must be something that has keep him from being draft, but I trust Red Line on their assessment of his speed and there’s enough skill there to project forward as a successful pro. Maybe he’ll go next year (if he doesn’t get picked in the final selections).

Todd Macallan July 24, 2021 - 3:47 pm

Well they finally picked a Moose Jaw Warrior at least.

Randle McMurphy July 24, 2021 - 3:47 pm

As per Sportsnet

Yanni Gourde, Barclay Goodrow, Tyler Johnson, Jan Rutta, all undrafted.

Patrick Maroon 6th round pick, Ondrej Palat 7th round pick

Pretendergast July 24, 2021 - 3:20 pm

He’s got a Lachance to be a player of interest.

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