Cole Sanford was overlooked in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, but two teams invited the Vernon product to their orientation camps.
Sanford, who compiled 50 goals and 95 points with the WHL Medicine Hat Tigers last season, rated invites from the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was also undrafted in 2014.
“After the draft I got a call from my agent saying they (Oilers) wanted me to attend the camp, and I ended up accepting the offer Sunday night,” Sanford told The Medicine Hat News. “Got the call Monday and got everything organized. Obviously, it feels good to finally get a chance to experience a NHL camp.”
Sanford, who turns 20 July 31, underwent medical and fitness testing begins Wednesday.
Sanford’s linemate, Trevor Cox, got an invite to Washington Capitals’ camp.