Blackhawks grab Nigerian forward at NHL draft
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Getaway day at the NHL draft ended up being the highlight of Akim "The Dream" Aliu's young life.
Born in Nigeria, raised in Ukraine, moved to Canada when he was 11, and then shuttled to Sudbury, Ontario, to play juniors a year ago, Aliu was picked by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round on the second day of the NHL draft on Saturday.
Long after history was made in Friday night's first round when
Patrick Kane (Chicago) and James vanRiemsdyk (Philadelphia) ...
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2007 NHL DRAFT
Americans made history, prospects' dreams came true ... and there was even a few NHL trades. Here's a recap of the NHL draft:
• Complete coverage
• Kane, vanRiemsdyk make American history
• Aliu makes his own history on Day 2
• Complete list of 2007 picks
• Fantasy: What future will bring for first-rounders
• Past No. 1 picks
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