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2010 NHL Entry Draft



MIKE G. MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT

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1
Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall, LW, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Speed and skill set are too good to pass up at the top

2
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Tyler Seguin, C, Plymouth (OHL)
SKINNY: Fantastic playmaker with scoring touch would fit in nicely

3 N.Y. Islanders Cam Fowler, D, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: GM Garth Snow will tab the big difference-maker along the blue line

4
Carolina Hurricanes
Brandon Gormley, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Top-rated QMJHL player has good two-way game, skates well and shows patience

5
Florida Panthers
Erik Gudbranson, D, Kingston (OHL)
SKINNY: Towering defenseman with powerful shot and nimble feet

6
Columbus Blue Jackets
Alexander Burmistrov, C, Barrie (OHL) 
SKINNY: Another dynamic center with speed and finesse is needed in Columbus

7
Tampa Bay Lightning
 Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, Novosibirsk (KHL)
SKINNY: Possesses quick hands, lethal shot and likes to play physical. Sound familiar?

8
New York Rangers
Nino Niederreiter, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: He plays the entire ice surface and backchecks very well

9
Atlanta Thrashers
Mikael Granlund, F, HIFK (Finland) 
SKINNY: A boatload of skill, good work ethic and effective on face-offs

10
Anaheim Ducks
Riley Sheahan, C, Notre Dame (CCHA) 
SKINNY: Strong in front of the net while remaining very good defensively

11
Dallas Stars
Stanislav Galiev, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: His unpredictable creativity and vision make him tough to defend

12
Minnesota Wild
Derek Forbort, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Possesses size, intelligence and a fantastic compete level

13
Boston Bruins
Emerson Etem, RW, Medicine Hat (WHL)
SKINNY: A heady performer with sound skating and puck skills

14
St Louis Blues
Brett Connolly, RW, Prince George (WHL)
SKINNY: Season-long hip injury might keep him from going any higher

15
Anaheim Ducks (from PHI)
 Jack Campbell, G, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Responsible with the puck, great feel for the game and WJC gold medalist

16
Montréal Canadiens
Ryan Johansen, C, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: His creativity, vision and 6-foot-2 1/4, 194-pound frame are what attract scouts

17
Phoenix Coyotes (from CGY)
John McFarland, C, Sudbury (OHL)
SKINNY: Tough, aggressive pivot on the power-play with quick hands and deft moves

18
Ottawa Senators
Mark Pysyk, D, Edmonton (WHL)
SKINNY: Versatile defender skates like the wind and distributes the puck well

19
Detroit Red Wings
Nick Bjugstad, C, Blaine (HIGH-MN)
SKINNY: The 2010 Mr. Hockey Award-winner will enter the U. of Minnesota in the fall

20
Colorado Avalanche
Brock Nelson, C, Warroad (USHS)
SKINNY: Power forward with cannon shot committed to U. of North Dakota

21
Los Angeles Kings
Austin Watson, F, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Exceptional penalty-killer, aggressive on forecheck and good shot blocker

22
Buffalo Sabres
Tyler Pitlick, C, Minnesota State (NCAA)
SKINNY: Highly regarded for skills and smarts

23
Nashville Predators
Jon Merrill, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Extremely intelligent, steady, stay-at-home defenseman with good size

24
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dylan McIlrath, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY: The "Freight Train from Winnipeg" is an in-your-face defender with a mean streak

25
Atlanta Thrashers (from NJD)
Jeff Skinner, RW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Great scoring touch to complement leadership qualities and feistiness

26
Vancouver Canucks
Charlie Coyle, F, South Shore (EJHL)
SKINNY: Offers a nice blend of grittiness and instinctive puck distribution

27
Phoenix Coyotes
Jarred Tinordi, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: NTDP captain and standup blueliner is committed to Notre Dame

28
Chicago Blackhawks
Calvin Pickard, G, Seattle (WHL)
SKINNY: Offers size, strength, maneuverability and insatiable appetite to succeed

29
San Jose Sharks
Tyler Toffoli, C, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Playmaker has great hands and ability to finish close to the net

30
Washington Capitals
Kirill Kabanov, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Injuries have slowed progress but game-breaking skill set tough to pass up