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2011 NHL Entry Draft

Mayfield's coaching gave him new perspective

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 10:23 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Scott Mayfield is a pretty bright hockey player, but he's also smart enough to understand there are things he doesn't know. Like why, when he messed up a drill with the Youngstown Hounds of the United States Hockey League, his coach would yell at him.

Spending the spring working with a peewee team near his home in Webster Groves, Mo., has given Mayfield a whole new perspective on the player/coach dynamic.

"It's frustrating when kids mess up a drill you just put together and drew it up on the board," Mayfield told NHL.com. "We still do that in the USHL. We mess up drills all the time. Just kind of happens. Gives me a different light on hockey.

"It's hard when you sit there and draw up a drill for 20 minutes and then it takes another 30 for them to get it, but that's just how it is. … I think it only gets harder when you're dealing with 18- or 20-year-olds messing up drills."
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Tesink making the most of his limited ice time

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 9:58 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Those unfamiliar with the Memorial Cup champion Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League may view fourth-line center Ryan Tesink as nothing more than a player happy to be along for the ride.

Think again.

"I'll give it to you right now … I'll call it," Saint John defenseman Nathan Beaulieu said. "Ryan Tesink is probably the most underrated player in the draft this year. He should be a second-round pick in my eyes. He's going to be a pro. He's got the heart of gold and he's a hometown kid."

So there you have it.

Beaulieu, who NHL Central Scouting rated fifth among North American skaters on its final ranking for the 2011 Entry Draft, isn't the only player from the team to feel this way.
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Sea Dogs' domination figures to continue

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 9:51 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Lost in all the hype surrounding who would be the first player chosen at the 2010 Entry Draft --- Windsor's Taylor Hall or Plymouth's Tyler Seguin -- was the fact eight players were taken from the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks.

It marked the most players drafted from one team since the Draft went to seven rounds in 2005 -- the next closest being the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with six in 2009.

This year, the team most likely to have the highest number of players plucked from its roster is the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL.

Saint John forward Jonathan Huberdeau, No. 3 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters, heads a list of nine Sea Dogs among Central Scouting's top 124 skaters who could hear their name at some point during the Draft, which will be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on June 24-25. 
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Draft Hits and misses by Northeast Division teams

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 9:05 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

The Boston Bruins are the latest team to prove that the road to the Stanley Cup runs through the Entry Draft.

Every team has had its ups and downs since the draft began in 1963. Here's a look at the hits (and some of the misses) for the five teams in the Northeast Division on Draft Day.
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Hits and misses at the Draft by Pacific Division teams

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 9:00 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

The Boston Bruins are the latest team to prove that success in the NHL begins with a good day (or two) at the draft table.

Every team has had its ups and downs since the draft began in 1963. Here's a look at the hits (and some of the misses) for the five teams in the Pacific Division on Draft Day.
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Hits and misses at the Draft by Northwest Division teams

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 9:00 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

The Boston Bruins are the latest team to prove that success in the NHL begins with a good showing at the draft table.

Every team has had its ups and downs since the draft began in 1963. Here's a look at the hits (and some of the misses) for the five teams in the Atlantic Division on Draft Day.
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Draft hits and misses by Southeast Division teams

Tuesday, 06.21.2011 / 9:00 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

The Boston Bruins ended a 39-year Stanley Cup drought in large measure due to their success at the draft table. This weekend, 29 other teams will hope for that same kind of success.

Every team has had its ups and downs since the draft began in 1963. Here's a look at the hits (and some of the misses) for the five teams in the Southeast Division on Draft Day.
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Swedes have shot to duplicate Sundin's feat

Monday, 06.20.2011 / 9:34 PM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

For the last 15 years, no fewer than 14 players have been selected each year from the hockey factory known as Sweden.

No other European country comes close.

"Out of all the Europeans invited to the Scouting Combine this year, 10 out of the 18 were Swedes and last year it was the same, and next year will be the same again," NHL Director of European Scouting Goran Stubb told NHL.com. "It's unbelievable how they're producing young players now."

Despite all that talent, only once has a player from Sweden had honor of hearing his name called first in the history of the Draft. That would be Mats Sundin in 1989 to the Quebec Nordiques.

"He will always be our No. 1," Swedish defenseman and 2011 draft hopeful Oscar Klefbom told NHL.com. "He's a big guy with powerful skating and all-round good leadership. He's our Swedish star."
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Teammates Brodin, Klefbom have much in common

Monday, 06.20.2011 / 9:23 PM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Jonas Brodin and Oscar Klefbom were born in the same Swedish city, are left-handed shots, play the same position on the same team and consider Detroit Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Heck, they're practically brothers and have spent the last two seasons as teammates with Farjestad in Sweden's Elitserien. But besides the fact Brodin is eight days older, they also have differing styles along the blue line.

Brodin is the two-way defender who happens to showcase tremendous poise and calmness in the heat of battle. It's rare that he's beat one-on-one and will sacrifice his body for the perfect outlet pass off the transition. The 6-foot-1, 169-pound Brodin needs to bulk up, however.
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Khokhlachev growing comfortable on and off the ice

Monday, 06.20.2011 / 10:17 AM / 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Sergei J. Feldman - NHL.com Staff Writer

"He's a very driven kid for his age. At age 16 and 17, you have to crack the whip a bit and change the mood sometimes or the mentality, but that's one thing he's blessed with, his work ethic. It's second to none." -- Bob Jones

Moscow-born Alexander Khokhlachev opted against conversing in his native tongue -- Russian -- about the 2011 Entry Draft, instead insisting the interview be conducted in English.

"No, no, I speak English," he told NHL.com with full confidence.

So it shouldn't really come as a surprise to learn that the highly talented forward -- No. 29 in NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of North American skaters -- brings with him the same confidence and lack of hesitation to the ice.
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