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Wild selects Adam Beckman with the 75th overall pick

Forward led Spokane with 32 goals in 2018-19 regular season ranking second among all WHL rookies

by Brian Halverson /

VANCOUVER -- With his second trade of day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft, Wild GM Paul Fenton picked up his third left-shot left wing of the weekend with the third-round selection (No. 75 overall) of Adam Beckman of the WHL's Spokane Chiefs. Fenton sent a third-round pick in 2020 to Nashville for the right to jump back into the third round.

Here is a look at Adam Beckman's stats:

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 168 lbs.

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK, CAN

2018-19 team: Spokane (WHL)

NHL Central Scouting Rank: 34th (North American skaters)

Scouting report: Beckman led Spokane with 32 goals in the 2018-19 regular season which ranked second among all WHL rookies. The WHL's Rookie of the Month for March added 30 assists to eclipse the 60-point mark in 68 games played and tacked on another eight goals and 12 points in 15 postseason games.

Beckman relies on hockey sense and positioning more than anyone as a high-end skill but scouts say his skating and scoring abilities have great potential for growth.

P.J. Fenton, Wild Amateur Scout: "Smart, two-way player that can score and has good hockey sense."

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