The Blue Jackets began the draft as we would have hoped - they drafted offense with their first two picks.
Left winger Aleaxandre Picard was taken eight overall and is a solid 6'2" and 190 pounds. With the 46th choice Columbus selected RW Adam Pineault from Boston College. The American born (Holyoke, Massachusetts) winger is 6'1" and 193 pounds. Defenseman Kyle Wharton was their third choice, 59th overall. The 6'2" 185 pound defenseman played last year in the OHL for Ottawa. Picks four and five were goalie Daniel Lacosta and defenseman Andrei Plehanov. Lacosta is 6'1" and 185 pounds; he played for Owen Sound in the OHL last season. Russian Plehanov is 6'1" and 187 pounds and he played in Russia last year for Nizhnekamsk.