David Musil did not have to wait long on day 2 of the NHL entry draft to be selected; the Vancouver Giants blueliner was the first pick of the second round, 31st overall, by the Edmonton Oilers. Musil becomes the 20th player in franchise history to be taken in the NHL draft.
In his second season with the Giants, Musil played 62 games and had 6 goals, 10 assists, 25 points, 83 penalty minutes, and was a +1. He was invited to play with the Czech Repbulic at the World Junior Championships, but was unable to take part due to an ankle injury.
Musil is the third member of his family to be selected in the NHL draft. His father, Frank who played for and is now a scout for the Edmonton Oilers, was taken in the 2nd round, 38th overall by the Minnesota North Stars in 1983 and his uncle, Bobby Holik, was selected in the 1st round, 10th overall in the 1989 draft.
“I’m really happy to go to Edmonton,” said David Musil. “I remember growing up there when my Dad played with the Oilers and getting the chance to go into the dressing room. I am going to work hard this summer and try my best to hopefully make the team as soon as possible.”