The Pipeline Show talks to goalie prospect Alec Dillon - LA Kings Insider

Another stick tap goes out to Guy Flaming and Dean Millard at The Pipeline Show on TSN 1260-Edmonton. After Guy spoke with Manchester Monarchs forward Jordan Weal last week, he and Dean also caught up with 19-year-old Kings prospect Alec Dillon when the goaltender was introduced at the Edmonton Oil Kings’ press conference earlier this week.

Speaking with The Pipeline Show, Dillon noted that “L.A. had some say” in the process of foregoing his scholarship with RPI to ultimately sign an educational contract with Edmonton, while also noting “this was my decision, and they were going to back me on whatever decision I had.” He’ll be the favorite to emerge with the majority of the Oil Kings’ starts in a goaltending duo that also includes Patrick Dea, an 18-year-old with 22 career appearances who served in a back-up role last season alongside Pittsburgh prospect Tristan Jarry. Jarry, 20, will most likely be bound for AHL-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the fall but is eligible to return to the WHL as a 20-year-old overager.

It’s a good interview with Dillon, who talks about the Kings at the 5:50 mark on the player below. Jim Matheson also caught up with the 6-foot-5 goaltender and Oil Kings general manager Randy Hansch at the club’s announcement earlier this week.

Dillon, an All-Rookie and All-USHL Second Team goaltender with the Tri-City Storm, was 23-11-4 with a 2.27 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 2014-15. He was selected in the fifth round in 2014.

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