NHL Draft 2013: Blue Jackets select Marko Dano with No. 27 pick

Martin Rose

The Columbus Blue Jackets used their final first-round selection to pick Marko Dano at No. 27 overall.

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Marko Dano with the No. 27 overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Columbus entered the day with three first-round selections and expressed an interest in trading them in order to improve the team. Instead, the club used all three picks to select players.

Here's a profile on Dano courtesy of In Lou We Trust:

Dano is known among scouts for being a strong skater and a guy who isn't afraid to mix it up on the ice. He is slightly undersized at 5'-11" and 183 pounds, but he seems to throw his weight around decently, regardless. His performances in international competition have caught a lot of people's attention (not always for the right reasons), and while Slovakia isn't extremely talent-rich, he has been a standout for those teams. He can put up some decent scoring numbers, but is also considered a very good two-way player. One concern is that he can get a little bit too into the "agitator" role and seems to spend a lot of time in the penalty box. He has a solid defensive game, though, and can play minutes on both the PK and the power play giving him potential value in all situations.

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