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2010 NHL Entry Draft

Facts and figures from the opening round

Saturday, 06.26.2010 / 1:27 AM / 2010 NHL Entry Draft

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Facts and figures from the opening round
The first round of the 2010 Entry Draft featured a lot of surprises after the “Taylor or Tyler” show was decided in the first two picks. Here's a numerical look at Round 1:

0 -- Swedes taken in the first round -- a major change from last year, when seven Swedish players were among the first 30 selected.

1 -- Son of a former NHL player selected in the first round. Jarred Tinordi, son of former NHL defenseman Mark Tinordi, was chosen No. 22 by Montreal. Two other players are nephews of former players -- Nick Bjugstad's uncle (Scott Bjugstad) and Brock Nelson's uncle (Dave Christian).

2 -- Goaltenders that were taken in the opening round. American Jack Campbell went 11 th  to Dallas and Mark Visentin of Niagara in the OHL was taken 27 th  by Phoenix. 

2 -- California-born players selected in Round 1. Beau Bennett went 20 th  to Pittsburgh, while Anaheim took Emerson Etem with the 29 th  pick.

3 -- Members of the U.S National Development Team program (which plays in the USHL) taken, the most of any team in the first round. The OHL's Windsor Spitfires and the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors and Portland Winterhawks each had two.

3 -- First-round picks by the Florida Panthers, the most of any team. The Panthers picked third, 19th and 25th. The Phoenix Coyotes, St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders each had two picks.

5 -- Selection used by the New York Islanders to take Switzerland's Nino Niederreiter, who became the highest-drafted Swiss player in draft history. Niederreiter was one of only five Europeans taken in the first round.

7 -- First-round selections who are defensemen. Eric Gudbranson, taken No. 3 by Florida, was the first defensemen picked.

8 -- Consecutive picks from the start of the draft that were used on players from the Canadian Hockey League, including two European players. The first non-CHL player was Mikael Granlund of Finland, who went No. 9 to Minnesota.

10 -- U.S.-born players taken in the last 20 picks of the opening round, after none was selected among the first 10 picks.

11 -- Pick used by the Dallas Stars to take Campbell, the first used on a U.S.-born player. Nine more were taken by the end of the round.

15 -- Canadian-born players taken in the first round, though that figure includes Cam Fowler, a dual citizen who plays for Team USA. The first four players and six of the first seven taken were Canadian.

17 -- First-round picks from the Canadian Hockey League. Nine were from the Ontario Hockey League, eight from the Western Hockey League and one (Brandon Gormley) from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

21 -- Forwards taken in the opening round. Eleven players are listed as centers, eight as either left or right wings and two as playing center and wing.

55 -- Central Scouting ranking among North American skaters of center Joey Hishon, taken No. 17 by Colorado. Hishon made the biggest jump of any skater in terms of being selected ahead of his draft ranking.

75 -- Days until Niederreiter turns 18. His birthday is Sept. 8, making him the youngest player selected in the opening round. He made the deadline for this year's draft by a week.

78 -- Height, in inches, of defenseman Jarred Tinordi, taken No. 22 by Montreal. He is the tallest player in the first round, one inch taller than Derek Forbort. In all, 24 of the 30 players taken are at least six feet tall; none is shorter than 5-foot-10.

157 -- Listed weight of Alexander Burmistrov, taken No. 8 by Atlanta, the lightest player taken. Rangers draft pick Dylan McIlrath was the heaviest, with a listed weight of 212 pounds.