The Wild used the 12th pick in the first round of the NHL draft Friday night in Vancouver on left winger Matthew Boldy of the United States National under-18 team.
Boldy became the fourth player selected on Friday from that program. Montreal took high-scoring winger Cole Caufield (72 goals last season) from the same program with the 15th pick to make it five players from that team.
— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) June 22, 2019
Boldy, who is from Millis, Mass., and has committed to play at Boston College next season, only started playing hockey on a full-time basis in the last two years. He is listed at 6-foot-2, 192 pounds. Boldy had 81 points, including 33 goals, in 64 games with the national team this season.