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by Chris Wescott / Head Writer

The Oilers used the 115th-overall pick in the fourth round to select 6-foot-5, 192-pound Czech winger Ostap Safin.

Safin played the 2016-17 season for Sparta Jr. in the Czech Jr. league, putting up 18 points in 24 games (6-12-18). He had 66 penalty minutes.

In the U20 playoffs, Safin had four goals and five assists in six games.

The winger also played eight games for Sparta in the Czech league, scoring a goal and adding an assist.

The Prague native is NHL Central Scouting's 14th-ranked European skater, while Future Considerations listed him 40th overall in their rankings.

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