Dallas Stars Select Defensemen Miro Heiskanen in the 2017 NHL Draft

The Dallas Stars selected defensemen Miro Heiskanen with the third overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Heiskanen, 17, played in Finland for "HIFK," the country's elite league, in 2016-2017. He compiled 10 points, five goals and five assists in 37 regular season games; and three points – all assists – in eight playoff contests. 

He also represented Finland at the 2017 under-20 World Junior Championship and the 2017 under-18 World Junior Championship. The Finnish star recorded one assist in six games in the U-20 WJC and 12 points (2-10) in seven games at the U-18 WJC, where he also won a silver medal.

Miro also won best defensemen honors and was named to the tournament all-star team after leading all skaters in assists and all defensemen in point at the 2017 U-18 WJC.

Heiskanen is listed at 6'1", 172 pounds and turns 18 years old in about three-and-a-half weeks (July 18).

The Stars also hold the 29th, 70th, 101st, 132nd, 163rd, and 194th overall selections. This story will continue to be updated as those picks are announced.

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