VANCOUVER (KDKA) — It’s clear the Penguins are going a certain direction in their 2019 NHL Entry Draft selections; big and skilled.

Three of their five picks were north of six-feet-tall and two of those three scored upward of 50 points.

The Penguins had six picks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft at the start of business Friday but traded three picks to Arizona in order to move up to the third round on Saturday. They also traded their 2020 seventh round pick to San Jose in exchange for the 211th overall pick.

DRAFT PICKS:

Round 1: 21st overall – LW Samuel Poulin
Round 3: 74th overall (from Arizona) – RW Nathan Legare
Round 4: 98th overall – TRADED TO ARIZONA
Round 5: 145th overall – Judd Caulfield
Round 5: 151st overall – TRADED TO ARIZONA
Round 7: 203rd overall – Valtteri Puustinen
Round 7: 207th overall – TRADED TO ARIZONA
Round 7: 211th overall (From San Jose) – Santeri Airola

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ROUND SEVEN

With the 211th overall pick, the Penguins have selected defenseman Santeri Airola from SaiPa in the Finnish Elite League. Airola played for the Finnish Under-18 and Under-20 teams in the 2018-19 season, racking up 47 points over 51 games.

The Penguins have received the 211th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for their 2020 7th round pick.

With the 203rd overall pick, the Penguins have selected forward Valtteri Puustinen from Finland. The 20-year-old forward had ten goals in 47 games with HPK in the Finnish Elite League.

ROUND FIVE

With the 145th overall pick, the Penguins selected right wing Judd Caulfied from the United States National Development team. Caufield had 36 points in 64 games with the USNTDP and is committed to playing at the University of North Dakota in the 2019-20 season.

ROUND THREE

With the 74th overall pick, the Penguins selected right wing Nathan Legare from the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 68 games for Baie-Comeau, Legare scored 45 goals, added 42 assists for 87 points.

The Penguins have traded the 98th overall pick, 151st overall pick and 207th overall pick to Arizona for the 74th overall pick.

ROUND ONE

With the 21st overall pick, the Penguins selected left wing Samuel Poulin from the Sherbrooke Phoenix in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 67 games, Poulin had 29 goals and had 76 points.