Oliver Kylington was originally projected to go in the first round, but he fell. And fell. And continue to fall, all the way down to the bottom of the second round. But he wouldn't have to fall much further than that, thanks to Brad Treliving, who is quickly turning out to be an incredibly smart general manager the Calgary Flames are lucky to have.
That's right. The Flames traded the 76th and 83rd overall picks to the Arizona Coyotes for the 60th overall pick, and then immediately nabbed the Swedish defenceman with it, just seven picks after taking countryman Rasmus Andersson.
Born on May 19, the 6'0, 180 lb. defenceman is one of the younger players in this draft. Here are his numbers in Sweden:
Long story short, though: between Dougie Hamilton, Rasmus Andersson, and now Oliver Kylington, the Flames are absolutely killing it at this year's draft. Suddenly, the barren defence cupboards are looking really, really good.