The Minnesota Wild used the first round draft pick acquired in the Brent Burns trade to select center Zack Phillips of Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The 6-foot-1-inch, 178-pound center has good vision and strength on the puck.

Saint John head coach Gerard Gallant called an "Adam Oates-type player."

The Central Scouting Service ranked him as the 15th best North American skater in the draft.