NHL Draft Results: Wild Select Left Winger Raphael Bussieres In 2nd Round

The Minnesota Wild looked to bolster their offense in the second round of the NHL draft after adding defenseman Matthew Dumba in the first round. With the 46th overall pick in the second round, the Wild selected left winger Raphael Bussieres.

The 6-foor-1, 195-pound Bussieres has played junior hockey the last three seasons in his native Quebec for Baie-Comeau Drakkar. He had 21 goals and 23 assists in 56 games this past season. Bussieres is not afraid to mix it up, earning a suspension in the playoffs for a late hit.

Here his what Bussieres had to say about his style of play earlier in the year.

"I can go get the puck in the corner and create space for my teammate and I have a good hockey sense," says Bussières, who is ranked 57th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting. "I try to bring energy."

For more on the Wild, head over to Hockey Wilderness. For more NHL Draft news, stay with this StoryStream and head over to SB Nation's NHL hub.

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