Q&A: Edina’s Jake Boltmann on NHL Draft excitement

Class of 2020 Edina HS defenseman and future Gopher Jake Boltmann spoke with KSTP Sports about the possibility of being selected in this week’s NHL Draft.

***Click the video box above to watch Darren Wolfson’s conversation with Boltmann***

Boltmann, 18, is playing juniors this season with Lincoln in the United States Hockey League. He said he’s talked to many NHL front offices, thinking it’s possible he’ll be picked later on Wednesday — Round 1 is Tuesday night, with Rounds 2-7 Wednesday.

Boltmann, who’s 6-1 and weighs 185 pounds, got a taste of the USHL when he played with Lincoln last fall. The right-handed shooting Boltmann won a state title with Edina his junior year.