Wild 2012 Day Two Draft Picks
Follow the Wild picks on day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
Day two of the NHL Entry Draft moves quick, so you might not want to blink. Wild.com will be following all the action in case you have to grab a beverage or a bite to eat. Check back in with this page throughout the day for updates on the latest Wild draft picks.
Round 2 (46th overall)
Born: Longueuil, QC
PREVIOUS TEAM: Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
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Analysis: With its first pick on day two of the NHL Entry Draft the Wild selects Raphael Bussieres. Last season, Bussieres played for Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and posted 21 goals, 23 assists and 60 penalty minutes in 56 games. The left winger is listed at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds. The scouting report on Bussieres is that he is a rough and tumble forward, who plays with an edge. He missed three games in the playoffs due to suspension and also to drop the gloves at the CHL's Top Prospects Game against the WHL's Matt Dumba, the Wild's first round pick. It should be an interesting prospects camp in July.
Round 3 (71st Overall)
Previous Team: Shattuck-St. Mary's (HS)
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Analysis: In the third round, with the 71st the Wild selects defenseman John Draeger from Edina. Draeger is a Michigan State recruit who played last season at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault. He is listed at 6-foot-2 and 186 pounds. Draeger has upside potential as a shutdown defenseman, ousting his reach to his advantage. Last year, the blueliner tallied 11 goals, 30 assists and 36 points in 57 games with Shattuck. With time to develop, Draeger could be another State of Hockey native to skate with the Wild.
Round 4 (98th overall)
Born: Albany, NY
Previous Team: Noble & Greenough HS
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Analysis: The Wild picks up Adam Gilmour with the 98th pick in the fourth round. The 6-foot-2, 193 pound centerman played high school in Noble & Greenough in Dedham, Mass. Gilmour finished the year with 26 goals, 30 assists and 28 penalty minutes in 26 games. Gilmour climbed the Central Scouting Service's ranking, finishing as the 101th ranked North American skater, up from 145 in the midterm rankings.
ROUND 5 (128th Overall)
BORN: Köping, SWEDEN
Previous Team: Lulea (SWEDEN)
Anaylsis: In the fifth round, with the 128th pick, the Wild selects Daniel Gunnarsson from. Not much is known about this 20-year-old defenseman other than he has a name that sounds like it could've been a player on Team Iceland in Mighty Ducks 2. He has played in the Swedish Elite League for Lulea. He posted three goals, four assists and eight penalty minutes in 46 games.
ROUND 6 (158th overall)
BORN: Friburg, CHE
Previous Team: SC BERN (SWISS)
Analysis: In the sixth round with the 158th pick, the Wild selects center Christoph Bertschy. Last season, Bertschy played for SC Bern of the Switzerland National League A. For Bern, the shifty centerman scored seven goals and had 15 helpers in 31 games. He represented Switzerland at this year's World Junior Hockey Championships tallying four points on two goals and two assists.
Round 7 (188th overall)
Born: Edina, MN
Previous Team: EDina HS
Analysis: The Wild select another State of Hockey native with the 188th pick in the 7th round, Louie Nanne.The Nanne name is synonymous with Minnesota hockey. Louie's grandfather is Lou Nanne, who captained Team USA at the 1968 Olympics. After getting picked by the Wild, Louie will try to make a name for himself in Minnesota with the Wild. Last year he skated for Edina High School, scoring twelve goals and adding eight assists. Nanne will head to Penticton to play with the Vees in the BCHL next season before playing Gophers in 2013.