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Updated: June 28th, 2014 11:08am
Wild open draft's second day with trade, take Louis Belpedio at No. 80

Wild open draft's second day with trade, take Louis Belpedio at No. 80

by Nate Sandell
1500ESPN.com
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With no selection in the second round, the Minnesota Wild opened the second day of the NHL Draft by swapping their third round pick (No. 79) to the Tampa Bay Lightning for the No. 80 overall pick and a 2015 seventh round selection.

Minnesota went on to use the 80th pick to select defenseman Louis Belpedio.

Belpedio, who is committed to Miami (Ohio) University, played last season in the USA's Under-18 program.


On the clock in the fourth round, the Wild picked up Finnish goalie Kaapo Kahkonen.

At No. 139 in the fifth round, Minnesota selected defenseman Tanner Faith.

With their three sixth round picks, the Wild took defenseman Pontus Sjalin (No. 160), right wing Chase Lang (No. 167) and center Reid Duke (No. 169).

Minnesota wrapped up the draft by using its seventh round pick (No. 199) on Czech Republic center Pavel Jenys.

Nate Sandell is a contributor to 1500ESPN.com.
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