CHICAGO, Illinois - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill and Director of Amateur Scouting Joe McDonnell concluded the 2017 NHL Draft held at United Center by selecting five players on Saturday. Below is a review of all seven of the selections from the two-day draft.
Miro Heiskanen - Defenseman (First Round, Third Overall)
Heiskanen, 17, played for HIFK of the Finnish Elite League in 2016-17, compiling 10 points (5-5=10) in 37 regular-season games, and three points (0-3=3) in eight playoff contests. He also represented Finland at both the 2017 U-20 World Junior Championship and the 2017 U-18 World Junior Championship.
The 6-foot-1, 172-pound native of Espoo, Finland recorded one assist in six games at the U-20 World Junior Championship. At the 2017 U-18 World Championship, he registered twelve points (2-10=12) in seven games as Finland captured the silver medal. Heiskanen earned best defenseman honors and was named to the tournament all-star team after leading all skaters in assists and all defensemen in points.