Wild Wrap Up NHL's Entry Draft Day with 7 Picks

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Wild Wrap Up NHL's Entry Draft Day with 7 Picks

July 1, 2013 Updated Jul 1, 2013 at 12:35 AM CDT

Newark, NJ (NNCNOW.com) --- Despite not having a first-round pick, the Minnesota Wild drafted seven players during Sunday's NHL Entry Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

With the 46th pick in the second round, the Wild selected defenseman Gustav Olofsson of Sweden. The 6-foot-2 Swede played for Green Bay of the USHL last season and had 31 points in 63 games.

In round three, Minnesota drafted Kurtis Gabriel of Newmarket, Ont. The 6-foot-4 winger played in 67 ames for the Owen Sound ofthe Ontario Hockey League this past year, putting up 28 points.

WIth the 107th pick, Minnesota opted for Dylan Labbe, the defenseman out of Canada. The 6-foot-1 20-year-old played for Shawinigan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey, totaling 28 points in 61 games.

In the final three rounds:

Round 5 (137th Overall) --- Carson Soucy (D) --- UMD recruit
Round 6 (167th Overall) --- Avery Peterson (C) --- G.R. senior
Round 7 (197th Overall) --- Nolan De Jong (D) --- played in the BCHL
Round 7 (200th Overall) --- Alexandre Belanger (G) --- played in QMJHL

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