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by George Malik on 06/28/14 at 11:45 AM ET
The Red Wings picked massive 6'5" but super-skinny 163-pound winger Julius Vahatalo, from TPS Turku's junior system, with the 166th overall pick. Vahalato was unlisted in draft rankings. [edit: EliteProspects has him listed at 191 pounds]
6-166. LW Julius Vahatalo, 6-5, 191, 18-3-0-3-0, TPS Turku (FIN). Passed over in the 2013 draft, Vahatalo put up big numbers at the Finnish Jr. A level — 18 goals among 39 points in 33 games — while appearing in 18 games at the SM-Liiga level and scoring three times. Standing 6-foot-5 and 191 pounds, he instantly becomes one of the Red Wings’ biggest prospects.
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