Wild Take Swedish Defenseman in 1st Round, Hopkins Native Goes 22nd to NYR

The NHL Draft is this weekend. Photo: File Photo
The NHL Draft is this weekend.

June 22, 2018 10:02 PM

The Wild had the No. 24 pick in Friday's 1st round of the NHL Draft, and they took Swedish defenseman Filip Johansson. He's at least a couple years away from playing in the U.S.

The scouting report on Johansson is that he's very much a defensive defenseman.


Hopkins native and former Minnetonka HS forward K'Andre Miller went 22nd to the New York Rangers, who traded for the pick from Ottawa. Miller is a former forward who transitioned to defenseman a couple years ago. He most recently played for the U.S. Development team and will play next season for Wisconsin.

The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process.


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