Q&A: Ottawa 67’s coach on Wild top pick Marco Rossi

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Will top draft pick Marco Rossi make the Wild’s 2021 Opening Night roster? His coach with the Ottawa 67’s believes he should.

We talked with Ottawa coach Andre Tourigny to learn all about Rossi.

***Click the video box on this page to watch our chat with Tourigny***

The Wild selected Rossi No. 9 overall earlier this month, the first time they’ve selected in the top-10 in eight years.

Wild director of amateur scouting Judd Brackett on Rossi: “Marco is a two-way center with incredible vision, skill and compete level.”

Rossi, 19 and a native of Austria, played 56 games for the 67’s in the Ontario Hockey League last season, scoring 39 goals and to go along with 81 assists. He was the OHL’s top player and was ranked as the No. 6 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.