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Avalanche select Oskar Olausson with No. 28 overall pick in NHL Draft

Olausson is an 18-year-old winger from Sweden.

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche selected Swedish winger Oskar Olausson with the No. 28 overall pick in the NHL Draft on Friday night. 

Olausson, a Stockholm, Sweden native, is an 18-year-old forward with promising skills that should one day help the Avalanche. 

In 43 games with three different teams in Sweden during the 2020-21 season Olausson had 20 goals and 17 assists. 

In pre-draft rankings across various platforms he was ranked as high as the No. 13 prospect in the draft and as low as No. 48. 

Olausson is 6-foot-2 and 181 pounds. 

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