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Wild selects seven players on eventful day two of 2019 NHL Draft

Minnesota adds four forwards, two goalies and a defenseman to round out eight-man draft class

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe / Wild.com

VANCOUVER -- After selecting in the second round one time in its past five trips to the NHL Draft, the Wild made a pair of picks in round two on Saturday.

The selections of forward Vladisav Firstov and goaltender Hunter Jones doubled the number of second-round players Minnesota has picked since 2013 and kickstarted an eventful day two of the draft that saw Minnesota select seven additional players -- four forwards, two goaltenders and a defenseman -- to a draft class highlighted by the selection of first-round pick Matt Boldy on Friday.

Wild General Manager Paul Fenton hinted after Friday's first round that he believed there were a number of players that would be of interest to the Wild with the 42nd pick. One of them was Vladislav Firstov, a Russian-born left wing who came to North America last year and scored 26 goals and 58 points for Waterloo of the United States Hockey League.

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Wild selects eight players in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

Minnesota selected five forwards, two goaltenders and one defensemen, including three Americans, two Canadians, two players from Russia and one player from Finland in the draft

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Wild selected eight players during the 2019 NHL Entry Draft Friday and Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, including seven players during rounds two-seven today. Minnesota selected five forwards, two goaltenders and one defensemen, including three Americans, two Canadians, two players from Russia and one player from Finland in the draft.

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Wild select Filip Lindberg with final selection of 2019 NHL Entry Draft

Goaltender won gold medal at IIHF World Junior Championships

by Brian Halverson / Wild.com

VANCOUVER -- The Minnesota wild used its final selection of the 2019 NHL Draft on its second goaltender of the day in choosing Filip Lindberg in the seventh round (No. 197 overall). Lindberg, along with Hobey Baker Award winning defenseman Cale Makar, led UMass (Amherst) to the 2019 Frozen Four where the Minutemen eventually fell to Minnesota Duluth in the national championship game.

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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. 

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Wild selects Marshall Warren with the 166th overall pick

Defenseman's 34 points in 58 games ranked fourth among USNTDP U18 D-men.

by Brian Halverson / Wild.com

VANCOUVER -- With three left wings and a center already in the fold from the 2019 NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild chose left-shot defenseman Marshall Warren with the first of its two sixth-round selections at No. 166 overall.

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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 / Wild.com

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.

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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 / Wild.com

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.

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Wild selects Hunter Jones with the 59th overall pick

Goaltender ranked third in minutes played among OHL goaltenders

by Brian Halverson / Wild.com

VANCOUVER -- Wild GM Paul Fenton traded up for an additional second-round pick to add to Minnesota's goaltending depth with the selection of Peterborough Petes (OHL) goaltender Hunter Jones at No. 59 overall. Fenton traded his third round (No. 73) and fourth round (No. 99) picks to Carolina to move up to get Jones' combination of size and athleticism made Jones an intriguing prospect for Minnesota.

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Wild selects Vladislav Firstov with the 42nd overall pick

Left winger's 58 points in 62 games ranked second among all USHL first-year skaters

by Brian Halverson / Wild.com

VANCOUVER -- With its second pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected its second left wing in choosing Russian winger Vladislav Firstov in the second round (No. 42 overall). Firstov projects to be a scorer at the NHL level but is respected for his play in all three zones.

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Photo Gallery: Welcome to Minnesota, Matt Boldy

Forward talks with media and celebrates unforgettable moment with loved ones

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

Take a trip around Vancouver, BC as the Minnesota Wild drafts forward Matt Boldy in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft. Boldy, hailing from Millis, MA, is a from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and will play at Boston College. His favorite player growing up was Sidney Crosby and he would invite Selena Gomez, Margo Robbie and Zac Efron to dinner if he could.
 

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