ST. PAUL -- Friday night was supposed to be the most unpredictable opening round of the NHL Entry Draft in recent years.
In the end, six familiar names accounted for the top six picks at Xcel Energy Center -- the first surprise came at No. 7 when the Winnipeg Jets selected center Mark Scheifele of the Barrie Colts.
"I definitely anticipate there's going to be a lot of pressure, but I like a little pressure," said Scheifele, Central Scouting's No. 16-rated North American skater. "It makes me play a little better. I remember back in the old days if my coach would tell me there is a scout here to watch me, I'd pull off a big game."