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DEREK VAN DIEST -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:05 AM ET

Theo Peckham was glad to finally get on the ice.

The six-foot-one, 216-pound defenceman had been waiting for this day since the Edmonton Oilers made him their second pick - 75th overall - in June's NHL Entry Draft.

"Just to be here is a great experience," Peckham said.

Peckham, 18, will return to the Owen Sound Attack once his experience with the Oilers comes to an end. But he's already made an impression with Oilers GM Kevin Lowe.

"Each year I always have my private favourites," Lowe said.

"He's a kid that's going to give everything he has. In some ways when I see kids like that, they kind of remind me of myself because I wasn't overly talented, but I had a lot of desire.

"I'm impressed just talking to the kid, I don't even have to see him on the ice."


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