Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/30/05 at 09:36 PM ET
Defenceman Jakub Kindl of the Kitchener Rangers was the Detroit Red Wings' first pick in the NHL entry draft Saturday. Using the 19th pick, the highest for Detroit since it selected Martin Lapointe 10th overall in 1991, GM Ken Holland opted for Kindl, an excellent skater who moves the puck well but who had only a so-so season with the Rangers. Born in the Czech Republic, the six-foot-two, 199-pound defenceman had three goals, 11 assists and 92 penalty minutes in 62 OHL games.
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