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2010 NHL Entry Draft



ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT

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1
Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall, LW, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Premier scorer in the draft going to team that desperately needs offense

2
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Tyler Seguin, C, Plymouth (OHL)
SKINNY: Offensively gifted center plays with a chip on his shoulder

3 N.Y. Islanders Erik Gudbranson, D, Kingston (OHL)
SKINNY: Has NHL-ready size (6-3 3/4, 195), and skill-set to match

4
Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Fowler, D, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Smooth skater with high hockey IQ; could play in NHL next season

5
Florida Panthers
Brandon Gormley, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Complete player who moves the puck well and is strong in own end

6
Columbus Blue Jackets
Riley Sheahan, C, Notre Dame (CCHA)
SKINNY: Talented playmaker stood out against older competition

7
Tampa Bay Lightning
 Alexander Burmistrov, C, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY: A dynamic scorer with great speed and hands

8
New York Rangers
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, Novosibirsk (KHL)
SKINNY: Russian forward tied for team lead with 4 goals at WJC

9
Atlanta Thrashers
Brett Connolly, RW, Prince George (WHL)
SKINNY: Hip injury slowed him all season, but when healthy has elite-level skill

10
Anaheim Ducks
Mark Pysyk, D, Edmonton (WHL)
SKINNY: Skill set similar to Scott Niedermayer

11
Dallas Stars
Nino Niederreiter, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Swiss forward showed he could fill the nets in first North American season

12
Minnesota Wild
Nick Bjugstad, C, Blaine (HIGH-MN)
SKINNY: Good size and good skating from home-state talent

13
Boston Bruins
Kirill Kabanov, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: You can question his commitment, but not his skills. With two first-round picks, Bruins can gamble

14
St Louis Blues
Mikael Granlund, F, HIFK (Finland)
SKINNY: Has size and skills to be a Saku Koivu clone

15
Anaheim Ducks (from PHI)
 Emerson Etem, RW, Medicine Hat (WHL)
SKINNY: Local product grew up a half-hour west of Honda Center

16
Montréal Canadiens
John McFarland, C, Sudbury (OHL)
SKINNY: Offensive threat developing into dependable two-way player

17
Phoenix Coyotes (from CGY)
Ryan Johansen, C, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Best yet to come from big playmaker

18
Ottawa Senators
Derek Forbort, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: At 6-foot 4 1/2 and 198 pounds, already has NHL size

19
Detroit Red Wings
Dylan McIlrath, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY: Physical, nasty defenseman unafraid to get dirty

20
Colorado Avalanche
Jack Campbell, G, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: WJC gold medalist adds needed organizational depth

21
Los Angeles Kings
Stanislav Galiev, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Talented scorer speaks near-flawless English

22
Buffalo Sabres
Jon Merrill, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Highly regarded for skills and smarts

23
Nashville Predators
Austin Watson, F, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Excellent two-way forward playing center, but future is on the wing

24
Pittsburgh Penguins
Ivan Telegin, RW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Russian forward's game translated well in OHL, with 44 points in 51 games

25
Atlanta Thrashers (from NJD)
Calvin Pickard, G, Seattle (WHL)
SKINNY: Can he be the franchise goalie they've always searched for?

26
Vancouver Canucks
Jeff Skinner, RW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Needs some work but 50 goals this season speaks to his talent

27
Phoenix Coyotes
Brock Nelson, C, Warroad (USHS)
SKINNY: North Dakota-bound scorer had 95 points in 31 games this season

28
Chicago Blackhawks
Quinton Howden, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY: With talented wingers, Hawks could use a big, speedy center

29
San Jose Sharks
Ryan Martindale, C, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Skilled playmaker built similar to Joe Thornton

30
Washington Capitals
Stephen Johns, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Strong, physical blueliner just what Caps need