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Wild selects Matvey Guskov with the 149th overall pick

Center netted 12 goals in 59 games for the OHL's London Knights

by Brian Halverson /

VANCOUVER -- With its fifth-round pick (No. 149 overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild chose left-shot center Matvey Guskov of the OHL's London Knights. Guskov is the second Russian-born player taken by the Wild in this year's draft after Vladislav Firstov was selected earlier in the day in the second round.

Here is a look at Matvey Guskov's stats:

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 182 lbs.

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Nizhnekamsk, RUS

2018-19 team: London (OHL)

NHL Central Scouting Rank: 65th (North American skaters)

Scouting report: Guskov netted 12 goals among his 30 points in 59 games in 2018-19 for the OHL's London Knights. Guskov, who played in all situations for the Knights, is a two-way center with decent speed who uses his body to his advantage in puck battles along the boards. He's a raw talent with untapped potential, according to scouts.

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