The Columbus Blue Jackets have been quiet at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, thanks to their lack of picks entering the weekend.
Coming into Saturday’s draft, the team held just two picks, the first of which being #81 overall in the third round.
The Jackets traded that pick to Florida once they were on the clock.
TRADE - Blue Jackets trade 2019 3rd round pick (81) to Florida Panthers for a pair of 2019 4th round picks (104 and 114). #CBJ— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) June 22, 2019
With the 104th overall pick, the Jackets then selected Eric Hjorth, a Swedish defenseman.
#CBJ takes Swedish D Eric Hjorth. Is in the Linkoping system.— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) June 22, 2019
Hjorth, a 6-3 192 pound right shot defenseman, has played in the Linkoping system. His stats are as follows.
Eric Hjorth gjorde två mål för Linköping (ett matchvinnande i förlängningen) när Linköping vann över Almtuna med 4-3. #J18gifs #J18SM pic.twitter.com/Pwa9Gx7hp1— Anton Johansson (@antonj85) March 20, 2019
Welcome to Columbus, Eric!