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Draft Day Trade Nets Bobcats Top Overall Pick

June 6, 2017 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Bismarck Bobcats News Release

FRISCO, TX - With mere hours on the clock before the start of the 2017 NAHL Entry Draft, the Bismarck Bobcats made big waves Tuesday, sending a trio of picks to the Northeast Generals in exchange for the first overall selection.

In exchange for the top pick, the Bobcats sent the Generals their first-round pick (6th overall), a third-round pick (66th, via Johnstown) and their fifth-round selection (98th).

"Teams in our league scout so well, that everybody knows who the top players available are, so we knew we needed to get as high of a pick as we can to make sure we got our guy [Tuesday]," explained Bobcats head coach and general manager Layne Sedevie, who also traded for Tanner Tweten and Tommy Altounian from the Minnesota Magicians in a pre-draft maneuver on Monday.

It is the first time under Sedevie that the Bobcats have had the top overall pick.

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