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 114th overall pick acquired in the deal, the Jackets then selected Dmitri Voronkov.
#CBJ takes F Dmitri Voronkov from Kazan (Russia). Big (6-3) forward who played in three KHL games last year. Had 7-7-14 in 50 games in VHL.— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) June 22, 2019
Voronkov, an 18 year old listed at 6’3” and 183 pounds, spent last season in the Kazan system in Russia. He was ranked as the #50 European skater by NHL central scouting.
Welcome to Columbus, Dmitri!