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

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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.