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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
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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.)

A lifelong hockey addict, Matt has been fortunate enough to make his career in his sport of choice, working in high school, juniors, college and the pros in various multimedia roles. Previous to joining PHN, Matt was a credentialed Penguins/NHL beat reporter for the past two seasons, including coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. He signed on with PHN in Feb. 2018 as co-owner, contributing commentary and analysis in various forms.

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