With the #196th pick in the 2009 NHL draft, the Flyers select D — Oliver Lauridsen

With their final selection in the 2009 NHL draft, the Flyers select Danish defenseman Oliver Lauridsen out of St. Cloud State.  At 6’5, 205 lbs., Lauridsen is a physical, stay-at-home style blue liner with a nasty streak.   Lauridsen has a professional frame, but needs to become a better skater all around to stick in the NHL.  If the Flyers can get his footwork better, he could be a steal in the seventh round.  The typical low-risk, high-reward pick.

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