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Justin Kirkland Picked in Third Round by Preds

Kirkland, a left wing, recorded 48 points in 68 games with the Kelowna Rockets this season

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 11:15 AM / News
By Nashville Predators

The Preds traded up to take Justin Kirkland with the 62nd overall pick, giving San Jose the 72nd and 102nd overall picks in this year’s Draft in return.

Justin Kirkland

Birthplace: Camrose, Alberta
Date of Birth: August 2, 1996
Current Team: Kelowna Rockets, WHL
Position: Left Wing
Height: 6-2
Weight: 175 pounds

With the second pick in the third round (62nd overall) the Predators selected Kelowna Rockets forward Justin Kirkland. The Camrose, Alberta native recorded 48 points in 68 games with Kelowna, one of the best teams in the Western Hockey League this season. Scouts have described Kirkland as a raw talent with limitless potential, a true value pick at 62. Before being drafted by Kelowna, Kirkland skated for the Notre Dame Midget Program in Saskatchewan, joining the likes of Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards who also played for the elite program. Kirkland has a unique mix of size and skill, and has been compared to the likes of Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole and former Kelowna Rocket /current Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn.

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