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Wild Selects Misley 116th Overall

Centerman bound for the University of Vermont this fall is Minnesota's second fourth-round pick

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

CHICAGO -- With its second fourth-round pick (116th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected forward Bryce Misley of the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. 

Here is a quick look at Misley:

Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

NHL Central Scouting rank: 85

Video: Bryce Misley on Being Drafted by Wild

Scouting report: A centerman with good size, Misley had a big year for Oakville, scoring 26 goals and adding 36 assists in 46 games this past season. It was a considerable jump from his first season with the Blades; he scored 19 goals among 39 points in 53 games in 2015-16.

Misley will head to the University of Vermont this fall, where the center said he is looking forward to playing against older, stronger players in hopes it will help his development. He said his goal is to play two years at Vermont, but it could change either way depending on how his development track continues.

Brent Flahr, Wild Senior VP of Hockey Operations: "Bryce has high-end skills, is a quick skater, makes quick decisions and is an offensive player. He is going to the University Vermont where he will be able to work on his strength and power."

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