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Penguins 2018 NHL Draft Selections: Player Capsules, Highlights

After holding no picks in the first round, Jim Rutherford’s scouting department went to work.

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Calen Addison and Filip Hållander pose for a photo in Dallas. - DAN KINGERSKI

After a first day that featured zero picks, here’s a listing of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ selections on Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Dallas …

Second round, 53rd overall
Defenseman Calen Addison
D.O.B.: April 11, 2000 (18 years old)
Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Vitals: 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, right shot
2017-18 team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
2017-18 stats: 84 games, 18 goals, 66 assists, 84 points, 73 PIM
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Second round, 58th overall (via trade with Avalanche)
Center Filip Hållander
D.O.B.: June 29, 2000 (17 years old)
Hometown: Sundsvall, Sweden
Vitals: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, left shot
2017-18 team: Timrå IK (Sweden)
2017-18 stats: 49 games, 10 goals, 12 assists, 22 points, 6 PIM
Highlights:

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Fifth round, 129th overall (via trade with Red Wings)
Center Justin Almeida
D.O.B.: February 26, 1999 (19 years old)
Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vitals: 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, left shot
2017-18 team: Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
2017-18 stats: 86 games, 49 goals, 62 assists, 111 points, 10 PIM
Highlights:

Sixth round, 177th overall
Center Liam Gorman
D.O.B.: May 8, 2000 (18 years old)
Hometown: Arlington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Vitals: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, left shot
2017-18 team: St. Sebastien’s School (Prep)
2017-18 stats: 30 games, 17 goals, 16 assists, 33 points
(Note: Played two games for USHL’s Chicago Steel.)

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