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Saturday, 23.06.2012 / 10:02 AM / 2013 OILERS DRAFT CENTRE
By edmontonoilers.com staff
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The Edmonton Oilers have chosen LW Mitch Moroz (Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL) 32nd, LW Jujhar Khaira (Prince George, BCHL) 63rd, LW Daniil Zharkov (Belleville, OHL) 91st, D Erik Gustafsson (Djurgarden, SWE) 93rd, D Joey Laleggia (U. of Denver, WCHA) 123rd and RW John McCarron (Cornell U., ECAC) 153rd overall.

DAY 2 MULTIMEDIA:

DAY 2 SELECTIONS:

ROUND 2 - 32nd overall - Mitch Moroz, LW, Edmonton Oil Kings

MITCH MOROZ PROFILE:

MITCH MOROZ
North American Skater
EDMONTON, WHL
Final Rank:  72 Midterm Rank:  171
Position:  LEFT WING
Shoots:  LEFT
Height:  6' 2"
Weight:  209
Born:  MAY 3, 1994
Hometown:  EDMONTON, AB
Born in:  EDMONTON, AB

In 66 games with the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings in 2011-12, Moroz scored 16 goals and 25 points, accumulating 131 penalty minutes in the process. The 6'2", 209-pound winger added eight points (four goals) in 20 post-season games en route to the Oil Kings' WHL Championship.


ROUND 3 - 63rd overall - Jujhar Khaira, LW, Prince George (BCHL)

JUJHAR KHAIRA PROFILE:

JUJHAR KHAIRA
North American Skater
PRINCE GEORGE, BCHL
Final Rank:  74 Midterm Rank:  80
Position:  LEFT WING
Shoots:  LEFT
Height:  6' 2"
Weight:  182
Born:  AUGUST 13, 1994
Hometown:  SURREY, BC
Born in:  SURREY, BC

Khaira ended the 2011-12 campaign ranked 10th in BCHL scoring, lighting the lamp 29 times and adding 50 assists -- the highest-ranked BCHL skater in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.



ROUND 3 - 91st overall - Daniil Zharkov, LW, Belleville (OHL)

DANIIL ZHARKOV PROFILE:


DANIIL ZHARKOV
North American Skater
BELLEVILLE, OHL
Final Rank:  32 Midterm Rank:  19
Position:  LEFT WING
Shoots:  LEFT
Height:  6' 3"
Weight:  197
Born:  FEBRUARY 6, 1994
Hometown:  ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Born in:  ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

• Despite missing the start of the year with a broken collarbone he sustained in training camp, Zharkov bounced back to record 36 points (23-13—36) in his first season in the OHL and rank third on Belleville in goals. He registered three points (1-2--3) in six playoff games.

• Zharkov competed for Team Russia at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship, posting five points (1-4--5) in six games.

• He split to the 2010-11 season between Serebryanie LVI St. Petersburg (MHL) and the Tri-City Storm (USHL). Zharkov recorded three points (1-2--3) in 12 games for St. Petersburg and 11 points (8-3--11) in 36 games for Tri-City.

• Zharkov started playing hockey when he was four and credits his parents for having the biggest influence on his career – “[I] always spend time with my dad and he encourage[s] me. Always talk with mom after game."

FAVORITES

NHL team: Detroit Red Wings/Washington Capitals
NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk
Shootout move: Quick shot
Goal celebration: One-knee dust
Video game: NHL /Need for Speed
Movie: Warrior
Actress: Angelina Jolie
Website: Russian Facebook
Pump-up song: “Burn It to the Ground” by Nickelback
Home-cooked meal: Chicken with cheese and bacon/Salmon with white sauce
Activity away from the rink: Listening to music and relaxing

-- NHL.com


ROUND 4 - 93rd overall - Erik Gustafsson, D, Djurgarden (Sweden)

ERIK GUSTAFSSON PROFILE:


ERIK GUSTAFSSON
European Skater
DJURGARDEN, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  N/A Midterm Rank:  N/A
Position:  DEFENCE
Shoots:  LEFT
Height:  6' 0"
Weight:  176
Born:  MARCH 14, 1992
Hometown:  NYNASHAMN, SWEDEN
Born in:  NYNASHAMN, SWEDEN

As a 19-year-old last season, Gustafsson regularly played 25+ minutes a night while Djurgarden went through a tough, roster-reducing bout with injuries. Not only did he survive the assignment, he thrived. In 41 games in the Elitserien, he scored three goals and seven points, recording a -3 rating and 16 penalty minutes.



ROUND 5 - 123rd overall - Joey Laleggia, D, University of Denver (WHCA)

JOEY LALEGGIA PROFILE:


JOEY LALEGGIA
North American Skater
U. OF DENVER
Final Rank:  N/A Midterm Rank:  N/A
Position:  DEFENCE
Shoots:  LEFT
Height:  5' 9"
Weight:  182
Born:  JUNE 24, 1992
Hometown:  BURNABY, BC          
Born in:  BURNABY, BC

Prior to his career at the University of Denver, Laleggia had a successful stint in Penticton of the BCHL. In 54 games in 2009-10, he collected 13 goals and 65 points -- that presence carried over into the college ranks, as he posted 38 points in 43 games last season.


ROUND 6 - 153rd overall - John McCarron, RW, Cornell U. (ECAC)

JOHN MCCARRON PROFILE:


JOHN MCCARRON
North American Skater
CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Final Rank:  N/A Midterm Rank:  N/A
Position:  RIGHT WING
Shoots:  RIGHT
Height:  6' 2"
Weight:  219
Born:  APRIL 16, 1992
Hometown:  GROSSE POINTE, MI
Born in:  GROSSE POINTE, MI

McCarron, 20, scored six goals and 19 points in 35 regular-season games with Cornell last year. Prior to his career in the ECAC, he played with the Lincoln Stars of the USL, appearing in 137 games over parts of three seasons. In 2010-11, his last with Lincoln, he captained the Stars and produced 24 goals and 57 points in 60 games.

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