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Jamie Oleksiak Looking To Become Highest Drafted Northeastern Product In School's History

Not much about Jamie Oleksiak stands out - the rising sophomore at Northeastern is quiet, soft-spoken and well-mannered, an everyday college student who goes about his business without much to-do.

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But take a look at his slapshot and your mind might change. 

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Oleksiak, who stands out because of his size - 6-foot-7, 244 pounds - has drawn obvious comparisons to the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, an even bigger beast at 6-foot-9, 260 pounds, says John Connelly of the Boston Herald. 

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The Northeastern defenseman has been projected to be taken in the first round of Friday night's NHL Draft in St. Paul. If he is, he could be the highest-drafted Husky in the school's history - an honor that currently belongs to Mike Morris, who was drafted 27th overall by San Jose in 2002. 

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Because of the comparisons to Chara, Oleksiak would be a big get for a number of teams, the Bruins among them. Buffalo might also consider him because he could be paired with the 6-foot-8 Tyler Ennis and wreak havoc on opposing forwards. 

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Oleksiak's stock started high - even in the top ten - but has fallen slightly since. Still, he stands a good chance of being drafter above 27th, and becoming a big impact player in the years to come in the NHL. 

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