With their first pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, the Jackets select Alexander Wennberg, from Djurgarden.
He gives the organization another talented young center, joining Artem Anisimov, Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner. Wennberg projects as a 2/3 pivot, and is noted for his safe, all-around play. He has played on either wing as well, giving the Jackets serious flexibility.
For more on Wennberg, check out the profile we did on him.
I'm quite excited for this pick. The talent, the flexibility, his skating, his defensive ability- it's all there.