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As a result of numerous trades last season, the Blue Jackets went into the 2019 NHL Entry Draft with only a third and seventh-round draft pick. There was a sense that the club would move up into the first round but that did not happen. Day two of the draft was a bit more eventful. The team traded down and sent pick 81 to Florida in exchange for picks 104 and 114.
Round 4 – 104th overall: Eric Hjorth, D
Hjorth hails from Sweden and played for Linköping HC last season. It was a tough year for the defender. Having suffered a torn ACL, he barely played. He stands 6-3 and has shown some offensive ability at the U18 level. The 18-year-old will most certainly spend a couple of more years in the SuperElit league.
Round 4 – 114th overall: Dmitri Voronkov, LW
Voronkov played in 50 games with Bars Kazan of the VHL and registered 14 points. He is a tall forward at 6-3 and uses that size to play physical when needed. The 18-year-old will likely spend a few more years in Russia to develop his game in the KHL.
Round 7 – 212th overall: Tyler Angle, C
Angle is a smaller forward who can score goals and make plays. The Thorold native will surely be back for another season with the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL. Like any seventh-round selection, he has much more development required and he is a long-term prospect.
FORWARDS DEFENSEMEN GOALTENDERS
Tyler Angle Justin Bergeron Henry Graham
Derek Barach Tim Berni Jet Greaves
Emil Bemstrom Matt Brassard Peter Thome
Devin Brosseau Derek Daschke Daniil Tarasov
Joshua Dunne Louka Henault Veini Vehvilainen
Trey Fix-Wolansky Eric Hjorth
Liam Foudy Connor McCarthy
Jake Gaudet Greg Moro