When the Edmonton Oilers drafted Dylan Wells a year ago, the response was pretty universal.
The kid had no good numbers to speak of, just a losing record, a bloated 4.59 goals-against average and a shaky .871 save percentage.
Hardly the kind of statistics that had anyone thinking Wells could be Edmonton’s goalie of the future.
A year later, it’s starting to look like one of the best fifth-round picks the Oilers have ever spent.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 17, 2017
Wells not only pulled out of his tailspin, he’s soared to heights very few expected of him, except maybe the guys who drafted him.
The 9-13-3 record improved to 33-15-4 (third most wins in the Ontario Hockey League). The goals against fell to 3.07. The save percentage climbed to .916 (fourth best in the league). He was a finalist for OHL goalie of the year and was the Peterborough Petes’ nominee for player of the year.
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