Devlis select Daniil Misyul 70th overall
The New Jersey Devils drafted Daniil Misyul with the 70th pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Weight: 176 lbs
Club: Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (MHL)
(Stats courtesy: EliteProspects.com)
Misyul spent the majority of this past season in the Russian junior league before being promoted to Yaroslavl's KHL club for three regular-season games and six playoff contests.
The blue-liner certainly didn't post gaudy offensive numbers, but his two-way game put him on the radar heading into the draft; he rose three spots to No. 8 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of European skaters.
Misyul helped Yaroslavl capture two junior league titles and represented Russia at the Under-18 World Championship in 2018. He was also a member of the Russian squad that claimed bronze at the Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 2016.
What they're saying
"(Misyul) has intriguing tools for a big man. He skates and closes gaps well and can join attacks. He's got decent puck skills, with enough evasiveness to weave through traffic on a rush or make a play off the blue line. His stick handling is a bit rigid when he tries to do anything too crafty, but there is some offense in his game." - The Athletic's Corey Pronman