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Columbus Blue Jackets Select Melvin Strahl #156 Overall

The Jackets used the pick acquired in the Gustav Nyquist trade to pick the big Swedish goaltender. Strahl plays for the storied MoDo program, spending most of last season with their J-20 team. He posted a save percentage of .883 and a goals against average of 3.35 in 23 games played at that level, holding a 10-12-0 record in that time.

Melvin Strahl, 6’3″, 165 pounds
MoDo J20 (Sweden)
5th round (#156 overall)
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Melvin Strahl, the #CBJ fifth-round pick from Sweden, is here for dev camp.