Saturday, June 28, 2014

Oilers Draft Former Vipers Forward Coughlin:

This is posted on the Oilers website:

BLOG: Oilers select Liam Coughlin

Saturday, 28.06.2014

By Chris Wescott - / Inside the Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have selected 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward Liam Coughlin with the 130th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Coughlin played 53 games for the Vernon Vipers in the BCHL this season, recording 45 points (18-27-45) and 70 penalty minutes.

The South Boston native is committed to Boston University. He scored 51 points (27-24-51) at Catholic Memorial High School in the 2012-13 season.

Liam Coughlin's Player Profile:

This is in today's Edmonton Journal Newspaper:

Edmonton Oilers choose centre Liam Coughlin from BCHL at #130

June 28, 2014

The Edmonton Oilers picked another draft and follow at #130 on Saturday, picking 6’3 centre Liam Coughlin. A native of South Boston, Coughlin will play with Boston University Terriers this fall. He played with Vernon Vipers of the BCHL this past season, where he scored 18-27-45 to finish a distant third in team scoring. Listed as 6’3, 201-pound pivot led the team in penalty minutes with 70.

With a Sept 19/94 birthday, Coughlin is in his second year of eligibility, and at the very mature end of that group with a Sept 19 (1994) birthday.

According to ESPN Boston:

Former Catholic Memorial hockey standout Liam Coughlin has committed to Boston University, after de-committing from UMass-Amherst, he tells ESPN Boston. He will sign his National Letter of Intent and join the Terriers for the 2014-15 season.

The South Boston native and ESPN Boston All-State First-Team center in 2013 is currently playing with the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League.

In other words, he’ll be a 20-year-old freshman in 2014-15, and should be considered years away from even being a factor.

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