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Wild selects Nikita Nesterenko with the 172th overall pick

Forward led his Lawrenceville team to an undefeated season with 59 points in 31 games

by Brian Halverson / Wild.com

VANCOUVER -- With its second pick in the sixth round of the 2019 NHL Draft (No. 172 overall), the Minnesota Wild selected Lawrenceville, NJ high school left-shot center Nikita Nesterenko. Named the Prep Player of the Year by The Trentonian, Nesterenko is the first high school player taken by the Wild in this year's draft. 

Here is a look at Nikita Nesterenko's stats:

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 157 lbs.

Shoots: Left

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY, USA

2018-19 team: Lawrenceville High-NJ

NHL Central Scouting Rank: 121st (North American skaters)

Scouting report: Nesterenko led his Lawrenceville team to an undefeated season with 59 points (30-29=59) in just 31 games. The speedy center, who is slated to play for the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL in the 2019-20 season, is a Brown University commit.

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