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DRAFT: Day 2 content & commentary

Get all content from Rounds 2 through 7 at the 2021 NHL Draft

by Paul Gazzola / EdmontonOilers.com

EDMONTON, AB - Day 2 of the 2021 NHL Draft is over. Get all content from Draft Day 2, including articles, video interviews and more below.

The Oilers held selections 90, 116, 180, 186 and concluded the Draft with pick 212.

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    OILERS ROUND 2-7 PICK-BY-PICK BREAKDOWN:

    ROUND 3: 90th overall -- Luca Münzenberger D, Cologne U-20 (DNL)

    • With the 90th-overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, which the Oilers acquired in a Round 1 trade on Friday, the Edmonton Oilers select defenceman Luca Münzenberger.

    • Münzenberger compares himself to stalwart Darnell Nurse: "I'm a big defenceman that plays hard in the defensive zone, focuses on the defensive game and if there's a possibility to join the rush, I'll do it."

    • The German was ecstatic to be selected by Edmonton, given the connection to Leon Draisaitl. The Oilers superstar centre texted Münzenberger minutes after being drafted: "If you're German and you're a hockey player, you've got to love the Oilers because of Leon," Münzenberger said.

    • The Oilers had their sights set on Münzenberger and were happy to see him still available at 90. "He was a target for us," Director of Amateur Scouting Tyler Wright said. "Last night when we moved back and we were able to get the 90th pick today, I think there was a little bit more hope that he would be there."

    • The blueliner comes in at 6-foot-2, 194-pounds, according to EliteProspects.com.

    • The 18-year-old spent the '20-21 season with Kölner of the German Development League, collecting one goal and two assists in six outings while serving as team captain.

    • Münzenberger also represented Germany at the 2021 World Junior Championship where he registered four penalty minutes in five games.

    • The rearguard is committed to the University of Vermont for the 2021-22 season

    • The lefty was ranked No. 214 by McKeen's Hockey entering the Draft.

    Video: DRAFT | Luca Munzenberger 07.24.21


    ROUND 4: 116th overall -- Jake Chiasson RW, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

    • The Oilers drafted Brandon Wheat Kings right winger Jake Chiasson with the 116th-overall pick.

    • The 18-year-old recorded nine goals, 11 assists and 20 points in 23 games this past year. A season before, he collected five goals and 15 points in 60 matches.

    • Chiasson describes himself as "a two-way forward with offensive upside," and as "a playmaking guy that likes to play with shooters." 

    • The winger says he plays a similar style as Calgary Flames winger Elias Lindholm: "He has some of the best vision in the League, is a guy that I think can create offensive chances for his teammates but doesn't shy away from scoring goals, either. He takes care of both ends well and every given night he's one of the hardest working guys on the ice, which is what I strive to be."

    • The 6-foot-2, 165-pounder's production jumped from a 0.23 points per game average in '19-20 to 0.87 in '20-21.

    • The forward was ranked 61st among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

    • "Chiasson uses blade deception and off-puck timing to fire away threatening shots in scoring position. On occasion, he makes a perfectly timed move into a slot, or fires a shot that might give NHL goaltenders trouble." - EliteProspects 2021 NHL Draft Guide.

    Video: DRAFT | Jake Chiasson 07.24.21


      ROUND 6: 180th overall -- Matvey Petrov LW, MHK Krylya Sovetov Moscow (MHL)

      • The Oilers went with right-shooting left winger Matvey Petrov at pick No. 180.

      • Petrov showed great scoring balance in the '20-21 season, notching 22 goals, 20 assists and 42 points in 58 games.

      • "Petrov's a big guy with very good skill," Wright said. "He played at the under-18s this year and was a skilled player that we liked."

      • The Russian has some decent size already, coming in at 6-foot-2, 188-pounds.

      • The Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Battalion selected the forward first overall in the 2020 CHL Import Draft.

      • "He has the mechanics of a wrist shot down: distance between feet, downward pressure with forward force through the shot, top hand out, and keeping his chest up. Petrov can move the puck under stick, saucer it above stick, and deceive with lookoffs." - EliteProspects 2021 NHL Draft Guide.


      ROUND 6: 186th overall -- Shane Lachance LW, Boston Jr. Bruins (NCDC)

      • At pick 186, the Oilers decide to go with big, 6-foot-4 left winger Shane Lachance.

      • Lachance was ranked the 110th North American skater by NHL Central Scouting and 213th overall by McKeen's Hockey.

      • The 17-year-old picked up six goals, nine assists and 15 points in 25 games last season.

      • "Lachance is another big forward with good bloodlines," Wright said. "Good hands, good hockey sense. Has to work on his skating and get his feet going a little bit."

      • He is the son of former NHLer Scott Lachance, who had an 819-game career with the New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets. Scott is currently the Head of U.S. Scouting for the New Jersey Devils.

      • Shane is the grandson of college coaching legend Jack Parker.

      • The American is committed to joining Boston University in 2022-23.

      Video: DRAFT | Tyler Wright 07.23.21


      ROUND 7: 212th overall -- Max Wanner D, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)

      • With their last pick of the 2021 NHL Draft, Edmonton decided to go with Moose Jaw Warriors defender Max Wanner.

      • In 17 contests last season, Wanner accrued four assists, 12 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating.

      • "Another big, 6-foot-3 defenceman," Wright said of Wanner. "Another kid that needs some mentoring, some direction and now that we got him into the pool of prospects, it's our obligation to make sure we give him every resource to develop."

      • Wanner was listed as the 223rd-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.

      • The righty carries a 6-foot-3, 181-pound frame, according to EliteProspects.com.

       

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