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Wild draft big winger

PHILADELPHIA — The Minnesota Wild selected Alex Tuch, a forward from Baldwinsville, N.Y., with their first-round pick at the NHL draft, 18th overall, on Friday night in Philadelphia.

Tuch fits the profile the Wild said they were looking at in the days leading up to the draft.

He’s listed as a 6-foot-3, 220-pound forward who said he uses his size to his advantage. Tuch, 18, played for the U.S. Development Team last season and is committed to play for Boston College in the fall.

Tuch recorded 11 goals and 14 assists in 56 games for the U.S. Development Team.