Seems like they favored some familiar Hakstol recruiting traits:
* Building from the defense out ... Their D corps is pretty darn good. Giordano, Larsson ... even Soucy who was easy to hate when at UMD. All very solid.
* Two way forwards.
* Character guys, who were Captains (1 at the NHL level) and others in Juniors or college.
* Late bloomers, because you can get those guys for an affordable price.
I liked a lot of those picks ... perhaps the non-selection of Stecher was a way to avoid the appearance of favoring ex-UND players (which was a criticism at Philly).
Dunn and Gourde were picks that I like among the scheme of guys that haven't had a chance to play a starring role.
The draft on Friday - Saturday will fill in the blanks. They may get that #1 or #2 center in the draft.