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DRAFT: Day 2 Live Blog

Follow along as Rounds 2 through 7 unfold at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver

by Paul Gazzola /

VANCOUVER, BC - Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft is over, with the Oilers selecting defender Philip Broberg, forwards Raphael Lavoie (38th), Matej Blumel (100th), Tomas Mazura (162nd), Maxim Denezhkin (193rd) and goaltender Ilya Konovalov (85th).

Get all news, videos and more from the Draft below.

Video: THE PANEL | Draft Wrap-Up


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ROUND 2: 38th overall -- Raphael Lavoie, C/RW, Halifax (QMJHL)

Video: DRAFT | 1-on-1 with Raphael Lavoie

  • DRAFT | Raphael Lavoie

  • DRAFT | Lavoie 1-on-1

  • DRAFT: Everything you need to know about Raphael Lavoie

  • "I'm a power forward," said Lavoie after being drafted. "I bring pucks to the net, use my body well and am an offensive guy."

  • The forward sees himself as more of a winger than centre but can play both positions: "I could play either but I guess I'm more comfortable playing on the wing. But if I need to play centre, I'll go centre."

  • Lavoie has already thought of sharing the ice with Oilers Captain Connor McDavid, stating what facet he needs to be improved to do so. "My explosion. If I want to be able to skate with McDavid, I need to be a lot faster."

  • Lavoie tallied 32 goals, 41 assists and 73 points in 62 games last regular season with Halifax.

  • In the playoffs, he notched 20 goals in 23 games, losing to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the QMJHL finals.

  • Lavoie is listed to be 6-foot-4 and 198-pounds by, and scored two goals and one assist at the 2019 Memorial Cup.

  • Lavoie was teammates with Oilers 2017 fourth-round selection Ostap Safin.

Video: DRAFT | Raphael Lavoie

    ROUND 3: 69th overall -- Traded to FLA for D Alex Petrovic

    ROUND 3: 85th overall (acquired from NYI) -- G, Ilya Konovalov, Yaroslavl (KHL)

    • DRAFT | Ilya Konovalov

    • Oilers General Manager Ken Holland elected to go with a goaltender with the 85th-overall pick.

    • Konovalov played 45 games last season in Russia, posting a 1.89 goals-against average and .930 save percentage.

    • Speaking through a translator, Konovalov shared his excitement of joining the Oilers. "He's really happy to be an Oiler. He did not expect to be that high in the third round."

    • The netminder says he still has two years remaining in the KHL. "He doesn't know much about the Oilers, but has two more years with Yaroslavl and he will figure it out. He's excited to play with McDavid."

    • Konovalov also spoke of his 2018-19 season, saying, "Definitely a successful year. But he's not going to stop. He's going to work hard to be better."

    • The keeper went 25-15-1 last year, earning KHL Rookie of the Year honours.

    Video: DRAFT | Ilya Konovalov

      ROUND 4: 100th overall -- LW, Matej Blumel, Waterloo (USHL)

      • DRAFT: Get to know Matej Blumel

      • With the 100th-overall selection, the Oilers chose their second forward of the draft, left winger Matej Blumel.

      • "He was with (Oilers 162nd-overall pick Tomas) Mazura when we took Mazura," said Oilers Director of Player Personnel Bob Green of Blumel. "They were together, they are best friends and are going to come over for Development Camp."

      • The forward, who hails from the Czech Republic, accrued 30 goals and 30 assists in 58 games with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL in '18-19.

      • At the 2017-18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Blumel recorded two assists in five games with the Czechs.

      • The winger is committed to playing for the University of Connecticut of the NCAA next year.

      • Blumel was not present at the 2019 NHL Draft.

      • DRAFT | Recap with Bob Green

      Video: DRAFT | Recap with Bob Green

        ROUND 5: 131st overall -- Traded to MTL for G Hayden Hawkey

        ROUND 6: 162nd overall -- C, Tomas Mazura, Kimball Union Academy

        • The Oilers go with yet another forward, taking Kimball Union Academy forward Tomas Mazura 162nd overall.

        • "He's got some time," said Green of Mazura. "Big kid with a lot of talent. We have time for those guys."

        • Mazura had 14 goals and 40 assists for 54 points in 37 outings competing in the USHS-Prep League last season.

        • The forward is committed to Providence College next year.

        • Mazura is listed as 6-foot-3 and 181-pounds on

        • THE PANEL | Draft Wrap-Up

        ROUND 7: 193rd overall -- C, Maxim Denezhkin, Yaroslavl (MHL)

        • The Oilers selected centre Maxim Denezhkin with their final pick, No. 193, in the 2019 NHL Draft.

        • Denezhkin had 22 goals and 17 assists for 39 points in 51 games with Loko Yaroslavl of the MHL last season.

        • The forward added another seven points (1G, 6A) in 12 postseason outings.

        • "Good skater, good skill, good sense," said Green of Denezhkin. "I think he's got two years on his contract over there, so he can stay there and percolate a little bit."

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