CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Trent Mann of the Ottawa Senators attends the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
One of the more surprising picks of the whole draft, Senators take a swing on the Finnish goaltender
Not ranked by any scouting services before the draft, Merilainen was an unknown commodity that wasn’t expected to be drafted, nevertheless, the Senators saw something in him.
There’s not a whole lot on Merilainen but the Senators hope they’ve found a diamond in the rough.