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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Staal gets his team together, Lidstrom gets Richards

Friday, 01.28.2011 / 8:50 PM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / NHL.com at the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft

21. Jeff Skinner, Carolina, C (Team Staal)
22. Brad Richards, Dallas, C/W (Team Lidstrom)

Staal got his wish. He's got all of his teammates together and will have a real home-ice advantage. Skinner goes with the first pick in the 11th round. Skinner will be the youngest player to play for an All-Star team in the history of All-Star Games in the four major pro sports.

Staal had an entire commercial break to figure this one out, but something tells me he had it nailed after the 9th round when it was obvious that the 10th round had to be about the goalies.

Marty St. Louis was happy to make the next pick for Team Lidstrom. He went with his former teammate and former Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards, who is having a huge season for the Dallas Stars

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery