The Columbus Blue Jackets wrapped up the 2019 National Hockey League Draft by selecting three players during rounds two through seven on Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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The Blue Jackets acquired two fourth-round picks, 104th and 114th overall, from the Florida Panthers in exchange for the club's third-round selection (81st overall). Columbus chose defenseman Eric Hjorth with the team's first fourth-round pick, 104th overall. The 18-year-old Landvetter, Sweden native missed the majority of the 2018-19 campaign due to an injury and registered four goals and three assists for seven points and two penalty minutes in four games split between Linkoping HC's Under-18 and junior teams. He added 2-1-3 in six games in the Under-18 Allsvenskan postseason. The 6-3, 192-pound blueliner recorded 10-19-29, 22 penalty minutes and was +17 in 45 games split between three Linkoping HC teams in 2017-18, including 1-0-1 in six outings with the club's junior squad (SuperElit).
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With their second fourth-round pick, 114th overall the Blue Jackets selected 18-year-old forward Dmitri Voronkov. The Angarsk, Russia native made his Kontinental Hockey League debut in 2018-19, skating in three games with Ak Bars Kazan. He added 7-7-14 and 49 penalty minutes in 50 appearances with Bars Kazan in Russia's second-highest professional league (VHL) and 1-1-2 and 33 penalty minutes in three games with Irbis Kazan in Russia's junior league (MHL). The 6-4, 190-pound forward skated in 14 games for Yermak Angarsk (VHL) and tallied 27-23-50 and 50 penalty minutes in 19 games with Angarsk U18 in Russia's U18 league in 2017-18.
With their final selection of this year's draft, the Blue Jackets selected Windsor Spitfires center Tyler Angle in the seventh round, 212th overall. The 18-year-old notched 20-24-44 and 34 penalty minutes in 58 Ontario Hockey League games in 2018-19. The 5-10, 167-pound native of Thorold, Ontario has totaled 32-33-65 and 82 penalty minutes in 166 career OHL games with the Spitfires from 2016-19. In 2017-18, he registered 10-7-17 and 42 penalty minutes in 67 appearances with the club.