VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Sitting in the seats at Rogers Arena, Simon Lundmark predicted he may hear his name late in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft.
The Winnipeg Jets proved that prediction correct - selecting the Swedish defenceman with the 51st overall pick.
"It's a dream come true," said Lundmark, the 21st ranked International skater by NHL Central Scouting. "It was nice to hear my name… I was quite nervous."
The nerves quickly turned to excitement as the 6'2", 201-pound Lundmark pulled on a Jets jersey for the first time.
"It's a great city with great fans," Lundmark said of Winnipeg, who he had three meetings with over the course of the season. "They seemed to like me a lot."
They sure did.