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Wild Selects Svetlakov 178th Overall

Russian centerman is Minnesota's sixth-round pick

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

CHICAGO -- With its sixth-round pick (178th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Minnesota Wild selected forward Andrei Svetlakov of the CSKA in Russia. 

Here is a quick look at Svetlakov:

Height: 6-0
Weight: 202
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Moscow, Russia

NHL Central Scouting rank: 48 (European)

Scouting report: Svetlakov played 37 games with CSKA Moscow in Russia last season, scoring four goals and adding 12 assists. He will be teammates next season with Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov, picked by the Wild in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Brent Flahr, Wild Senior VP of Hockey Operations: "Andrei is a smart two-way player that had a strong year in the Russian League while also spending time with the National Team last year."

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