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Giovanni Vallati drafted to the Winnipeg Jets

 

Kitchener Rangers defenceman Giovanni Vallati became the third Blueshirt of the day chosen in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft when he was selected in the 5th round, 153rd overall by the Winnipeg Jets.

The 18-year-old, Ottawa, ON native joins fellow Rangers’ defencemen Logan Stanley and Julian Melchiori in the Winnipeg Jets organization.

After coming off an impressive rookie campaign in 2016-17, Vallati had another strong showing in his second Ontario Hockey League season. He registered career highs in assists (23) and points (26), while skating as a member of Team Cherry in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Guelph earlier in the season.

He logged high minutes in the Rangers postseason run to the third round, tallying four assists while a plus +7 in 19 playoff games.

For more coverage of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, follow the Kitchener Rangers on social media at @ohlrangers.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congratulations to Giovanni Vallati; selected in the 5th round, 153rd overall by the <a href=”https://twitter.com/NHLJets?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@NHLJets</a>! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a> 👏 <a href=”https://t.co/rKuwhNnSKe”>pic.twitter.com/rKuwhNnSKe</a></p>&mdash; Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) <a href=”https://twitter.com/OHLRangers/status/1010581717520826369?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Selected at 153rd overall, <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLJets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLJets</a> pick Giovanni Vallati at the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a>! <a href=”https://t.co/M519HI0ecg”>pic.twitter.com/M519HI0ecg</a></p>&mdash; Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1010582425238474753?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congrats to <a href=”https://twitter.com/OHLRangers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@OHLRangers</a> defenceman Giovanni Vallati, selected in the 5th round (153rd overall) by the <a href=”https://twitter.com/NHLJets?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@NHLJets</a> in the 2018 <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a>: <a href=”https://t.co/KlleQcs1D1″>https://t.co/KlleQcs1D1</a> <a href=”https://t.co/T3eqYEcvz2″>pic.twitter.com/T3eqYEcvz2</a></p>&mdash; OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) <a href=”https://twitter.com/OHLHockey/status/1010583617628770304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Pair of <a href=”https://twitter.com/NHLJets?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@NHLJets</a> fifth round picks Giovanni Vallati and <a href=”https://twitter.com/chis_decs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@chis_decs</a> <a href=”https://t.co/sLp0j0PTA3″>pic.twitter.com/sLp0j0PTA3</a></p>&mdash; Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WpgJetsPR/status/1010590581142278145?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>🎥 153rd overall selection Giovanni Vallati talks about being picked by the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLJets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLJets</a>, his style of play and more. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLDraft?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLDraft</a> <a href=”https://t.co/XEdADGuamc”>pic.twitter.com/XEdADGuamc</a></p>&mdash; Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/1010599580763688961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 23, 2018</a></blockquote>
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