The Columbus Blue Jackets selected defenseman Ryan Murray with the second overall pick in the 2012 NHL draft Friday night.
Murray, 18, played with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League where he had 9 goals and 22 assists in 46 games last season. He also helped lead Canada to a bronze medal in the 2012 World Junior Championships.
In a statement released by the Blue Jackets, General Manager Scott Howson said, "We are very happy to have Ryan Murray join our organization. He solidifies what we believe is a position of strength. His character and two-way play will be very valuable to our hockey club."
This was the second move of the day for the Blue Jackets. Earlier Friday, the team traded three draft picks to the The Philadelphia Flyers for goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.
The Flyers received second- and fourth-round picks in this weekend's NHL draft as well as a fourth-round choice next year.
Bobrovsky, 23, was a backup to Ilya Bryzgalov in Philadelphia but is expected to compete for a starting spot in Columbus.