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RPI Commit Alec Dillon Opts for Edmonton of the WHL

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Tri-City Storm(USHL) '96 goalie Alec Dillon, a commit to RPI, has chosen to sign with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, thus ending his NCAA eligibility.

Dillon is originally a native of Nanaimo, British Columbia. In 2013-2014, playing for the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL, Dillon earned a scholarship offer to RPI and was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 5th round of the 2014 NHL Draft. This past season, Dillon moved to the USHL, where he earned second team all-league honors while posting a 2.27 goals against average and .914 save percentage in the regular season. Listed at 6'5" 174 lbs., Dillon is a big goalie that uses his lanky frame well.

RPI head coach Seth Appert confirmed Dillon's decision to leave, and as expected, wasn't thrilled to lose his team's only goalie recruit.

The good news for RPI is that while they lose a very talented goalie recruit, their current starting netminder Jason Kasdorf has already announced that he will return for his senior season, giving RPI some extra time to find a new netminder of the future.