There were a lot of surprised people on Saturday when Edmonton Oil Kings netminder Cam Lanigan didn't get picked up in the NHL Entry Draft. The Calgary product was ranked 9th in North America by NHL Central Scouting but did not hear his name called out although several goalies rated lower than he was did get selected.
Some Oiler fans suggested that the Oil Kings netminder might be worth inviting to prospect camp for a closer look. The Pipeline Show has learned that Lanigan has indeed received an invite to a summer camp for a NHL team and that he will indeed be attending it.
Unfortunately for those fans in the Alberta capital that were hoping to see Lanigan get a shot with the Oilers, the WHL puck stopper got the call from the Calgary Flames instead. A source has confirmed that Lanigan will report to the Flames camp as an un-drafted invite when the team holds their camp.
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