Wild select wingers Ohgren, Yurov in 1st round of NHL Draft

The Minnesota Wild selected Swedish left winger Liam Ohgren with 19th overall pick in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft Thursday night in Montreal. Twin Cities affiliate KSTP originally posted this article.

Ohgren played for Djurgaden in the Swedish junior league where he scored 33 goals in 30 games last season.

“He has a lot of great character, competes really hard,” Wild General Manager Bill Guerin told ESPN during the draft telecast.

The Wild then drafted Russian right winger Danila Yurov with the 24th overall pick.

Yurov played for Magnitogorsk 2 in the Russian junior league and scored 13 goals in 23 games last season.