Oil Kings Add Hughes

oil kings

EDMONTON, ALTA. – The Edmonton Oil Kings have agreed to a WHL Standard Player Agreement with 16-year-old goaltender Liam Hughes, general manager Randy Hansch announced Saturday.

Hughes, a native of Kelowna, B.C., went 10-2 with a 2.08 and .930 save percentage in 12 games last season for the Yale Hockey Academy under-16 team.

The 6-1, 185-pound netminder was Edmonton’s seventh round pick, 152nd overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Liam is a competitive goaltender who brings a high battle level to his game,” Hansch said. “We’re pleased he’s ready to take the next step in his development.”

Hughes will join the Oil Kings for a pair of preseason games this weekend against the Calgary Hitmen.

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!