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Draft Day Recap

by staff / Edmonton Oilers
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  • 7th overall (Round 1) - Darnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie
  • 37th overall traded to Los Angeles for picks No. 57, 88 and 96.
  • 56th overall (Round 2) - Marc-Olivier Roy, Blainville-Boisbriand
  • 57th overall traded to St. Louis for picks No. 83, 94 and 113.
  • 83rd overall (Round 3) - Bogdan Yakimov, Nizhnekamsk
  • 88th overall (Round 3) - Anton Slepyshev, Russia
  • 94th overall (Round 4) - Jackson Houck, Vancouver
  • 96th overall (Round 4) - Kyle Platzer, London
  • 113th overall (Round 4) - Aidan Muir, Victory Honda Midget
  • 128th overall (Round 5) - Evan Campbell, Langley
  • 158th overall (Round 6) - Ben Betker, Everett
  • 188th overall (Round 7) - Gregory Chase, Calgary


Closing Time

Round 3, 83rd overall - Bogdan Yakimov

Round 2, 37th overall - Marc-Olivier Roy

Round 1, 7th overall - Darnell Nurse

•In his second OHL season, Nurse led Sault Ste. Marie with 116 penalty minutes and finished second on the team with a plus-15 rating. His 41 points (12-29--41) ranked third among Greyhounds defensemen.

•Nurse was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year for 2012-13 after carrying an 85% average in six Grade 12 University Prep courses. Previous winners of the award include NHL stars Dustin Brown (2001-03), Steven Stamkos (2006-07) and Matt Duchene (2008-09).

•He won gold with Team Canada at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and bronze at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship. He also won bronze with Team Ontario at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and was selected to the tournament All-Star Team.

•Nurse comes from an athletic family – his father, Richard, played wide receiver for Hamilton in the Canadian Football League; his mother, Cathy, starred with the McMaster Marauders basketball team in Hamilton, Ont.; his older sister, Tamika, played basketball at Oregon and Bowling Green; and his younger sister, Kia, has represented both Ontario and Canada in basketball. His uncle is former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and his aunt, Raquel Nurse, is a former Syracuse basketball standout.

•He played minor hockey with the Don Mills Flyers (2008-11) alongside fellow draft prospect Max Domi (No. 19-ranked North American Skater) and he played on his first hockey team, the Lawfield Lightning, at the age of five.

•Nurse likes to play the guitar in his spare time away from the rink.


NHL team: New Jersey Devils
NHL player: Trevor Daley
Shootout move: “Shoot at anything that looks open”
Goal celebration: “Straight to the face-off dot”
Video game: NHL 13
Movie: Friday Night Lights
TV show: Sons of Anarchy
Actor: Denzel Washington
Website: Google
Pump-up song: Dreams and Nightmares by Meek Mill
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Basketball
Breakfast food: Bacon and eggs
Superhero: Batman
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