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NHL draft 2017: Flyers select Swedish winger Olle Lycksell at pick No. 167

The small Swedish winger had a great year at the under-18 levels and will look to do the same in the under-20 levels in the near future.

First time in this draft where we didn’t have a picture for the guy. It was inevitable.
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In the sixth round of the 2017 NHL draft, at pick No. 167, the Flyers have selected Swedish winger Olle Lycksell.

Lycksell spent time in three different leagues in Sweden this year, beating up on the under-18 levels at both the Allsvenskan and the Superelit league before playing at the U20 Superelit level. There, he posted 9 points in 29 games.

At 5’10” and 163 pounds, Lycksell does not loom particularly large, so the hope here is that there’s skill that will show as he gets more familiar with higher levels of competition.

more to come