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Winnipeg Jets 2017 Second Round Draft Pick (43rd overall): Dylan Samberg

Meet the Jets 2nd round pick.

Another Minnesotan on the squad.  He is a left shooting defensive prospect who stands 6’3″.  Good first pass and will play a physical game according to the NHL broadcast.  He is committed to University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Via USA Today:

Samberg is ranked No. 67 among North American skaters in the final 2017 draft rankings by NHL Central Scouting after being No. 43 in the mid-term rankings. Behind Mittelstadt (No. 3 among North American skaters), though, Samberg is the highest-ranked U.S. public high school player. Some are raving about Samberg’s potential.

“I love the kid,” one NHL scout recently told The Hockey News. “He’s a 10-year NHLer for sure. Size, reach and plays with an aggressive mindset. He’s an effective skater, but not a pretty skater. Once he’s in flight, though, he looks like Bret Hedican.”

This is what he had to say to Paul Edmonds of TSN 1290 Winnipeg after he was drafted:

Here is a chat he had with the folks from the USHL after being drafted:

Here is his chat with the guys on the NHL Network: