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Canucks select D Hugo Gabrielson 169th Overall

Another Swedish D-man? Oh, Jim!

Vancouver Canucks Training Camp Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

Like we said in the last round, Ol’ Jimbo loves him a good Swedish Defenceman. So much so, that he went and drafted another one. While he may not be a Man Of A Thousand Faces, he just might be a man we can expect patrolling the blue lines a few years from now.

While he may not have the size and strength of his fellow countryman Jonathan Myrenberg, there’s definitely some upside to his game.

Long shot? Yes. But this team has had more than one late rounder go on to a decent enough career. We’ll track his development next season, and see how he progresses, but this seems like a decent gamble by the Canucks.