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NHL Draft 2017: With the 43 overall pick the Winnipeg Jets select Dylan Samberg

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The Winnipeg Jets went south to Minnesota for their second round pick.

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Winnipeg Jets drafted Dylan Samberg 43 overall in the NHL draft. Samberg is a defenceman with Hermantown High School in the Minnesota High School League. He had an average rank of 64.6 based on various draft guides and scouting services. Bob McKenzie had him at 44 based on his pre-draft survey of NHL scouts and general managers.

Samberg had 28 points in 25 games this past season playing for Hermantown High. After their season was over he played for the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL where he recorded two points, including one goal, in six games.

Samberg is a big, mobile player who is a strong skater. Standing at 6’3”, he is still a very raw player who will need time to develop. One of his weaknesses is how he handles the puck. Hopefully he is able to improve this skill as being able to break the puck out of the zone is key for defenders.

Next year Samberg is expected to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he will continue his studies and play hockey.

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