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Wild 2012 Day Two Draft Picks

Follow the Wild picks on day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft

Saturday, 06.23.2012 / 8:46 AM CT / 2012 NHL Draft Central
By Mike Doyle  - Manager of Digital Content
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Wild 2012 Day Two Draft Picks

Day two of the NHL Entry Draft moves quick, so you might not want to blink. 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.

Raphael Bussieres
Round 2 (46th overall)
HT: 6'1"
WT: 195
Position: LW
SHoots: L
Born: Longueuil, QC


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.

John Draeger
Round 3 (71st Overall)
HT: 6'2"
WT: 186
Position: D
SHoots: R
Born: Edina
Previous Team: Shattuck-St. Mary's (HS)

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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.

Adam Gilmour
Round 4 (98th overall)
HT: 6'2"
WT: 194
Position: C
Shoots: R
Born: Albany, NY
Previous Team: Noble & Greenough HS


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.

Daniel Gunnarsson
ROUND 5 (128th Overall)
HT: 6'4"
WT: 192
Previous Team: Lulea (SWEDEN)

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.

Christoph Bertschy
ROUND 6 (158th overall)
HT: 5'10"
WT: 170
BORN: Friburg, CHE
Previous Team: SC BERN (SWISS)

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.

Louie Nanne
Round 7 (188th overall)
HT: 5'11"
WT: 175
POSition: LW
Shoots: L
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. 

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