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Draft Recap

The Portland Winterhawks were again well represented at the NHL Draft, with Sven Bartschi (Calgary) and Joe Morrow (Pittsburgh) going in the first round, followed by Ty Rattie (St. Louis) and Tyler Wotherspoon (Calgary) going in the second round. Below you’ll find links to articles, videos and audio from the four players:

Jim Beseda at The Oregonian spoke to Mike Johnston after both days of the draft and filed this article after the first round, followed by a recap of Sunday’s round two. Paul Danzer from the Columbian also had comments from Johnston after round one.

Each player also had media coverage in the respective cities in which they were drafted. We’ve broken it down by player, in the order they were drafted:

Sven Bartschi:
Bartschi excited for NHL opportunity

Flames make Portland dynamo their first pick

Analyzing Calgary’s draft picks

Flames impressed with first round pick

A dream come true

Calgary GM Jay Feaster on Bartschi, with links to plenty of other videos.

Joe Morrow:
Penguins couldn’t pass on Morrow

No sorrow for Penguins’ Morrow on draft day

Farm, family, strengthen Pens’ top pick

Penguins brass thrilled to get offensive defenseman Morrow (videos at top and bottom)

Ty Rattie:
Blues take right wingers with first two picks

Bill Armstrong interview

Ty Rattie interview

Tyler Wotherspoon:
Flames stocking shelves

Wotherspoon interview

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