The Minnesota Wild Selected a Pair of Forwards in the First Round of the NHL Draft

     The Minnesota Wild went into Thursday night’s first round of the NHL Draft with picks No. 19 and No. 24. With the 19th overall pick they selected Liam Ohgren, of Sweden and they took Danila Yurov from Russia with the 24th overall pick.

     Ohgren is a Stockholm, Sweden native, standing at 6-foot-1 and 201 pounds. The 18-year-old recorded 33 goals in 30 games last season while playing Swedish junior hockey.

     Yurov is also 18 and played junior hockey in Russia. Last season he dominated, tallying 13 goals and 23 assists.

     The Wild still have six picks remaining in round 2-7 including two selections in the second round (No. 47 and No. 56). The second day of the NHL Draft will begin on Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m.