Draeger, Nanne among second-day draft picks
PITTSBURGH - The Minnesota Wild selected six players on day two of the NHL entry draft Saturday.
The picks included left winger Raphael Bussieres with the 46th pick, defenseman John Draeger with the 68th pick, center Adam Gilmour with the 98th pick, defenseman Daniel Gunnarson with the 128th pick, center Christoph Bertschy with the 158th pick and left winger Louis Nanne with the 188th pick.
Bussieres scored 21 goals and had 44 points last year in 56 games for Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Draeger played for Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, last winter, scoring 11 goals and tallying 41 points. Gilmour, who was born in Albany, N.Y., had 26 goals and 30 assists for Nobles High School in Massachusetts last year. He plans to attend Boston College. Gunnarsson played for Lulea of the Swedish Elite League in 2011-12, scoring three goals and seven points.
Bertschy totaled eight goals and eight assists in 31 games for Bern of the Swiss League last season.
Nanne played in 24 games with Edina High School in 2011-12, scoring 12 goals and eight assists.
His grandfather, Lou, captained Team USA at the 1968 Olympics and played for the Minnesota North Stars from 1968 to 1978.
On Friday the Wild selected defenseman Mathew Dumba with the seventh overall pick. Dumba had 20 goals and 37 assists in 69 games for the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2011-12. He led all WHL defensemen in goals and was sixth in points while leading Red Deer with nine power play goals.
Dumba also was captain of Team Canada at the 2012 Under-18 World Championships, recording a tournament-best 12 points (5-712) in seven games. He was named the Best Defenseman of the competition en route to capturing a bronze medal.