NHL draft: All of the Flyers' 2014 picks

NHL draft: All of the Flyers' 2014 picks

June 28, 2014, 10:45 am
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Updated: 1:30 p.m.

The Flyers on Saturday selected Swedish defenseman Jesper Pettersson with their final pick of the 2014 NHL draft, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Ron Hextall's first draft as Flyers' general manager broke down as follows: Three defensemen, two left wings, one center and one hybrid forward (center/right wing).

Here are the Flyers' 2014 draft picks:

Round 1, pick 17: Travis Sanheim, Calgary Hitmen, D
Projected to be a second-round pick by some, Sanheim became Ron Hextall's first pick as Flyers general manager (see story). Playing for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL, the 18-year-old defenseman had five goals and 24 assists in 67 games last season. Some have compared his game to Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, though he compared himself to Blues' defender Jay Bouwmeester.

Round 2, pick 48:  Nicolas Aube-Kubel, Val-d'Or Foreurs, C/RW
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound center/wing from Val-d'Or Foreurs of the QMJHL, Aube-Kubel (who said putting a Flyers jersey on was "very special") potted 22 goals and 31 assists in 65 games last season. He also added four goals and 13 points in 24 playoff games. A right-handed shot, Aube-Kubel scored 19 goals and 23 assists in Val-d'Or's first 51 games with 51 penalty minutes. The 18-year-old finished 40th among North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, moving up five spots from the mid-term rankings.

Round 3, pick 86: Mark Friedman, Waterloo Black Hawks, D
Friedman, a 5-foot-11 defenseman, finished Central Scouting's rankings 124th among North American skaters. An 18-year-old offensive defender, the Toronto, Ontario native scored 10 goals and 30 assists in 51 with Waterloo last season, his second year in the USHL. Friedman is the second defenseman drafted general manager Ron Hextall and the 10th blueliner drafted by the Flyers in the last three years

Round 5, pick 138: Oskar Lindblom, Brynas IF Gavle, LW
The 6-foot-2 left winger scored two goals and two assists and was a plus-4 in four games for Sweden's U-18 team in the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Lindblom, 17, then suited up for Brynas' U-20 team for four games in which he did not register a point and was a minus-4.

Round 6, pick 168: Radel Fazleev, Calgary Hitmen, LW
Fazleev scored five goals and 25 points in 38 games with Calgary this past season. He suffered a broken wrist in the beginning of January that kept him out of the lineup until the playoffs.

Round 7, pick 198: Jesper Pettersson, Linköpings HC, D
The 19-year-old has a right-handed shot from the point and is undersized for an NHL defenseman. Standing 5-foot-8, Pettersson recorded one assists in 48 games last season with Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League.

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