Oilers draft sons of former NHLers

The Edmonton Oilers kept it in the family on Day 2 of the NHL draft, selecting David Musil and Dillon Simpson.

The Edmonton Oilers kept it in the family on Day 2 of the NHL draft.

The club selected Vancouver Giants defenceman David Musil to kick off the second round Saturday.

Musil is the son of former NHL defence Frantisek Musil, who is now a scout for the Oilers. His uncle is two-time Stanley Cup champion Bobby Holik.

"It's really exciting," David Musil said. "I remember growing up a little bit in Edmonton when my dad played there and I have a lot of good memories from there.

"I remember watching my dad play a couple of games and going to the dressing room. I'll do my best to make the team as soon as possible."

Edmonton had the first overall selection on Friday and used it to pick Red Deer Rebels centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Oilers also got Swedish defenceman Oscar Klembom at No. 19.

Musil had 25 points (six goals, 19 assists) in 62 games for the Western Hockey League club last season.

The Oilers also picked defenceman Dillon Simpson, son of former scoring star Craig Simpson, to open the fourth round. But they missed out on Kevin Lowe's son Keegan, a defenceman who went 73rd overall to Carolina.