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Fantasy Summary

Big goal scoring winger that has the ability to take over games when he wants to. Consistency is a concern at this point but the tools are there for him to be a top six winger.


Observations

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June 2022 – There was a time last season when it looked like Lavoie was putting it all together. Then the Condors’ coach, Jay Woodcroft, got called up to the NHL and everything seemed to come crashing down. In the 16 games prior to Woodcroft leaving, Lavoie had 15 points. In the three games after, Lavoie still produced at an excellent rate scoring five points. Then in the final 19 games, the goal-scoring winger recorded just three points, which included going pointless in the final 10. To be fair to the new coach John Anderson, Lavoie did put up just three points in the first 18 games of the season before seemingly turning the corner in mid-December. So, what did all the inconsistency lead to? It led to a pedestrian 13 goals and 26 points in 56 games – not exactly encouraging numbers for one of the Oilers’ top forward prospects. With that said though, this was the young winger’s first full season in the AHL, so there were bound to be some ups and downs. If Lavoie can find some consistency to his game and produce at a top-six rate in the AHL next season, then we can start to talk about what his NHL upside looks like. Jameson Ewasiuk

October 2020 – In August it was announced that Lavoie would play this fall in the Swedish Hock