Wahlstrom Expected To Be Top 10 NHL Pick [VIDEO]
Nine years ago Oliver Wahlstrom became a video star for making making an incredible trick shot during NESN coverage of youth one-on-one competition during Bruins games. Friday night, he'll likely be a star again when he gets selected as one of the top players in the NHL Draft.
Wahlstrom is the son of former UMaine hockey player Joakim Wahlstrom. The family lived in Portland when Oliver's video went viral in 2009. The Wahlstroms now live in Massachusetts.
Back then, Oliver cracked the North Yarmouth Academy lineup as a 7th grader and age 13 he made more news by committing to play his college hockey for UMaine.
Plans changed after he went to high school in Minnesota and then joined the USA National Team Development Program. This past season Wahlstrom scored 48 goals and added 46 assists for 94 points in 62 games.
His plan now is to attend Boston College in the fall.
The NHL team that drafts him Friday may be other plans for him
NOTE: Wahlstrom is 6-foot-1, 205 pounds and many scouts have labeled him as the best 'pure goal scorer' in the draft...The NHL Central Scouting Service ranks Wahlstrom as the #7 skater in North America among draft eligible players...Check out his comments at the NHL Combine a couple of weeks ago in Buffalo...