Details on the Wild’s draft picks, with comments by Brent Flahr, Wild senior vice president of hockey operations:


Third round, 85th overall

Position: Right wing

Height/weight: 5-10, 178

Hometown: Los Angeles

2016-17 team: Erie Otters (OHL)

Stats: 24 goals, 57 points in 66 games.

Comment: “He’s a highly skilled kid. Next year he’s going to put up significantly higher numbers and he’ll have more of an offensive role.”


Fourth round, 97th overall

Position: Center

Height/weight: 5-9, 175

Hometown: Wainwright, Alberta

2016-17 team: Medicine Hat (WHL)

Stats: 27 goals, 67 assists, 94 points (eighth in the league) in 71 games.

Comment: “He’s a ball of energy, high character. He’s one of those guys that our guys think has the chance to beat the odds. He’ll run through a wall for his teammates and play in any situation. Just a character kid.”


Fourth round, 116th overall

Position: Center

Height/weight: 6-2, 188

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

2016-17 team: Oakville (OJHL)

Stats: University of Vermont-bound, 26 goals, 62 points in 46 games.

Comment: “He’s a kid we’re going to have to be patient with. He’s got a very good skill set. He’s got good hands and can see the ice. Physically he’ll need time to develop.”


Fifth round, 147th overall

Position: Defense

Height/weight: 6-0, 182

Hometown: Toronto

2016-17 team: London (OHL)

Stats: Two assists in 38 games.

Comment: “He played on a very good London team so he didn’t get to play a lot. He’s an elite skater. He really moves the puck well. A couple of our guys that got to see him when he was playing early were really high on him.”


Sixth round, 178th overall

Position: Defense

Height/weight: 6-0, 182

Hometown: Moscow

2016-17 team: CSKA Moscow (KHL)

Stats: Four goals, 16 points in 37 games; Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov’s teammate in the KHL and world juniors.

Comment: “He’s a competitive kid, but he’s also a very smart player both offensively and on the defensive side of the puck. For a young player he’s already playing on the men’s national team, which says a lot about what they think of him over there. He’s under contact for a couple more years. We’ll have to find out all the details. He’s a guy at that point we wanted to throw in the hopper.”


Seventh round, 209th overall

Position: Center

Height/weight: 5-10, 178

Hometown: Lakeville

2016-17 team: Waterloo (USHL)

Stats: Former Lakeville South High player and future Minnesota Duluth forward, 26 goals, 51 points in 47 games.

Comment: “Very, very smart player on offensive side of the puck. He’s got to get stronger, probably a step quicker. … If you don’t draft him, you’re going to be chasing him as a free agent in a couple years. We can get him to camps and help work with him.”