Wild make two selections in first round of NHL Draft
The Minnesota Wild moved up in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft and selected Swedish goaltender Jesper Wallstedt with the 20th overall pick.
The Wild moved up two spots to take the 18-year old goalie. They traded the 22nd pick in the first round and a third round pick, 90th overall, to the Edmonton Oilers.
It’s the first time the Wild have selected a goalie in the first round of the draft.
With the 20th pick in the 2021 #NHLDraft, the #mnwild select Jesper Wallstedt.— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 24, 2021
Welcome to the #StateOfHockey, Jesper!#mnwild | @XcelEnergyMN pic.twitter.com/mcLOUlUhEN
The Wild also had the 26th overall pick in the first round and that’s where they selected 18-year old defenseman Carson Lambos. He played for Winnipeg in the WHL last year.
With the 26th pick in the 2021 #NHLDraft, the #mnwild select Carson Lambos.— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) July 24, 2021
Welcome to the squad, Carson! ??#mnwild | @XcelEnergyMN pic.twitter.com/nCEwXDRZK2