Wild drafts center Granlund with first-round pick in NHL draft
By Dave Campbell, AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Wild haven't had much production from their first-round draft picks of the past six years.
Well, on Friday night they went back to a strategy that worked before -- taking a center from Finland.
The Wild selected Mikael Granlund with the ninth pick in the first round of the draft, a center from Finland just like Mikko Koivu nine years ago when they got him with the sixth selection.
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