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NASHVILLE-- Oliver Bonk gained the right to be a first-round choice at the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft with his exceptional have fun with London of the Ontario Hockey League. But the defenseman, who was chosen by the Philadelphia Flyers with the No. 22 choice, recognizes the foundation of that success originated from his daddy, previous NHL forward Radek Bonk. "He's had a big impact on me," Oliver stated Nick Jensen Jersey. "I'm below since of him, many thanks to him collaborating with me maturing. A great deal of life lessons for me. He's had a big effect. " Bonk was among 4 players selected by the Flyers throughout both days of the draft with significant NHL families. Their two fourth-round choices, forwards Cole Knuble of Fargo in the USA Hockey League and Alex Ciernik of Sodertalje in Sweden each had dads who played in the League; Mike Knuble for 16 periods, consisting of 5 with the Flyers, and Ivan Ciernik for 89 NHL video games in five seasons. Then in the 7th round they selected defenseman Matteo Mann from Chicoutimi of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the kid of Ottawa Senators aide basic manager Trent Mann. "I remember my initial go-round in a storage locker room," Flyers basic manager Daniel Briere said. "You stroll in and I was undoubtedly overwhelmed. It's hard to navigate when you see several of the experts that remain in location. So perhaps with some of these gamers it's going to be a little much easier given that they've been there. They could be a little much more comfortable early on. I'm really hoping so. " One area after the Flyers chose Bonk, the New York Rangers chose USA Hockey National Team Advancement Program Under-18 team forward Gabriel Perreault at No. 23. His papa, Yanic Perreault, played 14 NHL seasons, and his older bro, Jacob Perreault, was a first-round choice of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2020 NHL Draft and played this period with San Diego of the American Hockey Organization. Yanic Perreault retired in 2008, when Gabriel was 3 years of ages. He was also young to see his daddy play however has actually been told there are resemblances in their styles of play. "I've heard I have an excellent quantity," Gabriel claimed. "He's actually proficient and really clever player so I think I carry that a bit. " Sherbrooke onward Ethan Gauthier was the very first player from the QMJHL picked when the Tampa Bay Lightning picked him in the 2nd round. His dad, Denis Gauthier, was a first-round pick by the Calgary Flames in the 1995 NHL Draft and played 10 periods in the Organization. He claimed the very best guidance he got from his father had to do with his personality Chris Simon Jersey. "Simply having an excellent work values, being a great person, great teammate," he claimed. "That was the 3 points that was type of the trick for him. Expanding up, I was sort of the skill individual, gifted, perhaps cocky and things like that. He claimed just remain simple. Be an excellent teammate, good individual, an individual that people respect. When he taught me that, my career transformed. I had success, colleagues enjoyed being with me. Last pair years, I assume that's the vital which's one point he instructed me a whole lot and that brought me where I am today. " The Lightning additionally chose Warroad Secondary school ahead Jayson Shaugabay in the fourth round T.J. Oshie Jersey. His 2nd cousin is Washington Capitals ahead T. J. Oshie. "He texted me this early morning, claimed best of luck and things," Shaugabay claimed. Numerous various other players with relatives who played in the Organization were chosen on the 2nd day of the draft. Forward Kalan Lind of Red Deer of the Western Hockey Organization was chosen by the Predators in the second round. His sibling, Kole Lind, has 30 video games of NHL experience and this season bet Coachella Valley, the Seattle Kraken's AHL affiliate. The Montreal Canadiens picked Hamilton ahead Florian Xhekaj in the fourth round. He is the more youthful sibling of Canadiens defenseman Arber Xhekaj. The Canadiens likewise selected College of Minnesota defenseman Luke Mittelstadt, the more youthful bro of Buffalo Sabres ahead Casey Mittelstadt, in the 7th round. The Boston Bruins selected NTDP ahead Beckett Hendrickson in the 4th round. His papa, Darby Hendrickson, played 10 NHL seasons and is an assistant trainer with the Minnesota Wild. Bush picked Waterloo defenseman Aaron Pionk in the 5th round. He is the younger bro of Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk.

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