Skip to main content


WHL-ers Musil, Rattie picked to start 2nd round @NHL

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The NHL draft has resumed, and the Western Hockey League is supplying more top talent.

The Edmonton Oilers made the first pick Saturday, taking defenseman David Musil to start the second round. The St. Louis Blues, without a first-round selection Friday, grabbed right wing Ty Rattie with the 32nd pick.

Musil and Rattie played in the WHL last season. The Oilers opened the draft Friday by taking center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first WHL player to go first overall since 1996.

The host Minnesota Wild drew a cheer from the crowd by dealing their third- and fourth-round picks to the Vancouver Canucks and moving into the second round to take left wing Mario Lucia at No. 71. Lucia played at Wayzata High School in the Twin Cities area, and his father Don is head coach at the University of Minnesota.

View More