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Wild goes with size, brute force in Braydyn Chizen in 7th Round

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With only four picks in the 2016 draft, the Minnesota Wild really needed to make their picks count. Going with skill in the first round, a two-way player in the 4th, and in the 7th round at number 196 a gamble on a goal scorer with conditioning issues.

At 204, the Wild pick size and nastiness with Braydyn Chizen. Chizen scored just one goal and one assist in 45 games with the Kelowna Rockets. has the kid listed at 6'6", while other sources say 6'8" and 190 pounds. With 40 penalty minutes, that kind of disparaging difference between point total and PIMs means that he liked to scuffle. Chizen is labeled as a late bloomer and it's that late development that the Wild are banking on.

We can't project what he will grow to be, but it's not a good sign if he only score 1 goal and 1 assist so far.