Kelowna Rockets sniper Andrew Cristall amongst names to know on NHL Draft Day 2

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Kelowna Rockets winger Andrew Cristall is among the many prime gamers nonetheless on the board going into Day 2 of the NHL Draft this morning in Nashville.

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Spherical 1 was accomplished final night time. Rounds 2-7 begin at 8 a.m., and the Vancouver Canucks begin the day with six picks, the earliest coming in Spherical 3 at No. 75. They chose right-shot Swedish defenceman Tom Willander with the No. 11 selection final night time.

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As anticipated, the Chicago Blackhawks took North Vancouver centre Connor Bedard of the Regina Pats with the No. 1 decide. He’s the primary B.C. participant to go within the prime spot since Burnaby centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was taken by the Edmonton Oilers out of the Purple Deer Rebels program in 2011.

Vancouver native Cristall, 18, was a linemate of Bedard’s in spring hockey with the Vancouver Vipers. Elite Prospects consolidated varied rankings and had Cristall at No. 20 going into the draft. He’s listed at 5-foot-10 and 167 kilos, so he’s on the smaller aspect, however he’s proven he can rating with the Rockets, placing up 39 objectives and 95 factors in 54 video games final season.

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Sportsnet wrote a chunk on Cristall, pegging him because the draft’s most divisive participant. 

“There is no such thing as a doubting Andrew Cristall’s offensive outcomes or his dynamic capacity. However can he put all of it collectively on the subsequent stage?” was the tagline.

In the meantime, the Calgary Flames took Vancouver Giants winger Samuel Honzek of Slovakia at No. 16, whereas the Carolina Hurricanes picked Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau of St-François-de-Madawaska, NB at No. 30.

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