Wild finish 2022 NHL Draft with six forwards, two defensemen

The Minnesota Wild’s 2022 Draft heavily emphasized offense with six of their eight picks – and each of their first five picks – being forwards.

The Wild selected left wing Liam Öhgren with the 19th overall selection, then Russian right wing Danila Yurov with the 24th overall selection.

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The run on offense continued into the second round on Friday as they selected Ontario-born center Hunter Haight and Calgary-native left wing Rieger Lorenz.

Round (overall selection order) – Position Player, Current team (current team league)

  • 1 (19) – LW Liam Öhgren, Djurgarden Jr (Swedish Junior)
  • 1 (24) – RW Danila Yurov, Magnitogorsk 2 (Russian Junior)
  • 2 (47) – C Hunter Haight, Barrie (Ontario Junior)
  • 2 (56) – LW Rieger Lorenz, Okotoks (Alberta Junior)
  • 3 (89) – F Michael Milne, Winnipeg (Western Junior)
  • 4 (121) – D Ryan Healey, Sioux Falls (USHL Junior)
  • 5 (153) – D David Spacek, Sherbrooke (Quebec Junior)
  • 6 (185) – C Servac Petrovsky, Owen Sound (Ontario Junior)

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