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The other goalie

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 8:06 AM ET

Bryan Pitton is the other guy in goal.

The 18-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native is taking part in rookie camp in the shadow of goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

While Dubnyk - the Oilers' first pick in 2004 - is preparing to begin his professional career, Pitton - the Oilers' third pick this year - is getting ready to be the starter with the Brampton Battalion of the OHL.

"He was a backup for most of the year last year and not a lot of scouts got to see him play," said Kevin Prendergast, the Oilers' vice-president of hockey operations. "But the guys who did see him play were very impressed with him.

"He's a goaltender we took to give us some depth - he may be a bit of a project - but he's got a lot of good attributes."

As a backup, Pitton played in 24 games last season. He had a 16-4 record with a 3.43 goals against average. He's the youngest player at rookie camp.

"I tried not to think about it too much, because I didn't want to psych myself out," said Pitton. "You have guys like Robbie Schremp shooting at you and I just wanted to concentrate on stopping the puck."


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