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Wild Selects Shaw 97th Overall

Medicine Hat Tigers forward is Minnesota's first of two fourth-round picks

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

CHICAGO -- With its first fourth-round pick (97th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected forward Mason Shaw of the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. 

More on Shaw:

Height: 5-8
Weight: 173
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Lloydminster, Alberta

Video: Mason Shaw on Being Drafted by Wild

NHL Central Scouting rank: 55

Scouting report: Shaw's 94 points in 71 games were second-most on the Tigers. He assisted on five goals in a game on Oct. 19 and finished the season with 67 assists.

He represented Canada at the 2016 Under-18 World Championship, scoring one goal and posting six assists in seven games. He names Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand and Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher as players he models his style of play after.

Tweet from @mnwild: From #HockeyHugs to handshakes, welcome to the #StateOfHockey Mason Shaw!

Brent Flahr, Wild Senior VP of Hockey Operations: "Mason is a highly competitive kid that has put up quality numbers in the WHL. He can play in lots of roles and has great leadership qualities."

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