Hoping for a player with final pick

PITTSBURGH – When you get around to the end of the draft, there’s no such thing as a perfect pick, said Senators European scout Mikko Ruutu.
You just hope to get someone who one day might be able to play. And maybe an unexpected diamond such as Sami Salo or a Brian Elliott, both last round picks.
So that’s the hope for Swedish defenceman Mikael Wikstrand, picked in the seventh round, 196th overall.
“He’s a solid kid who can move the puck and make a play,” said Ruutu.
“We just hope he can progress. We hope he can be a depth player who can be useful down the road.”

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