The 4th Round
Nashville made two selections in the fourth round, just six picks apart. At No. 112 the Preds tabbed forward Zachary Stepan -- cousin of NY Rangers star Derek Stepan -- and then at No. 118 Nashville picked Finnish defenseman Mikko Vaionen, snapping a string of five straight forwards for the Preds.
Stepan plays a solid two-way game and commented that he tries to pattern his style after Preds center Mike Fisher; he was very excited for the opportunity to learn from Fisher.
Vaionen is a steady defenseman who plays a straightforward game. He makes the basic plays -- in a good way -- clearing the zone and avoiding trouble situations.
Video interviews on both players to come later today.