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Wild selects high-scoring Shawn Boudrias 179th overall

Boudrias led Gatineau in goals, assists and points during 2017-18 season

by Kayleigh Jackson /

DALLAS -- Size and scoring go hand-in-hand for the Wild's sixth-round pick, Shawn Boudrias. 

With the 179th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected Boudrias from Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 

A closer look at Boudrias:

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 197 lbs.

Shoots: Right

Hometown: Terrebonne, Quebec

2017-18 team: Gatineau Olympiques

NHL Central Scouting Rank: 153 (North American skaters)

Tweet from @mnwild: Shawn Boudrias joins #mnwild!

Scouting report: Combining size with scoring prowess, Boudrias has been a force with Gatineau in his most recent season. Scoring 60 points in 60 games -- including 28 goals -- he led the Olympiques across the board. He also ended the year with 51 penalty minutes. 

In a year during which Gatineau finished the regular season in eleventh place and won a single playoff game, Boudrias was a bright spot in the midst of a career-best season. Effective on the power play, he scored 12 goals on the man-advantage during the 2017-18 season, beating his previous season high of four powerplay markers by a massive margin. 

Boudrias also played in the 2015-16 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge as a member of Canada's Red team, scoring two points in six games. 

With time to continue developing in juniors, it seems that Boudrias will continue on this uphill trajectory. 

Brent Flahr, Wild senior vice president of hockey operations: "Boudrias is a big power forward with a quality shot. He plays a north-south game and likes to be around the net."


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