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2010 NHL Entry Draft



MIKE G. MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT II

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NOTE: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final.

1
Edmonton Oilers
Taylor Hall, LW, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Competitiveness, speed, deft touch and proven center/wing with impressive resume

2
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Tyler Seguin, C, Plymouth (OHL)
SKINNY: Right-shot center brings size and acceleration around which any GM can build a team

3
Florida Panthers
Erik Gudbranson, D, Kingston (OHL)
SKINNY: That big, strong, Chris Pronger-like defender that GM Randy Sexton desperately needs

4
Columbus Blue Jackets
Cam Fowler, D, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Now's the time for the Jackets to lock up a puck-moving defender to QB the power-play

5
N.Y. Islanders
Brandon Gormley, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Patient puck distributor who can man the point on the power play and kill penalties

6
Tampa Bay Lightning
Brett Connolly, RW, Prince George (WHL)
SKINNY: Dominant playmaker with grit and passion will provide secondary scoring in Tampa

7
Carolina Hurricanes
 Derek Forbort, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Great lateral quickness with poise and patience on the power play; likes to mix it up

8
Atlanta Thrashers
Emerson Etem, RW, Medicine Hat (WHL)
SKINNY: Sensational skater and puck carrier with great intelligence and willingness to learn

9
Minnesota Wild
Alexander Burmistrov, C, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY: Will bring fans to their feet with dazzling speed, finesse and dynamic scoring touch

10
New York Rangers
Nino Niederreiter, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Shifty, skilled and a tenacious battler in the corners; responsible in his own end

11
Dallas Stars
Ryan Johansen, C, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Fearless skater could be the steal of the first round; drew comparisons to Jean Ratelle

12
Anaheim Ducks
Mark Pysyk, D, Edmonton (WHL)
SKINNY: All-round performer considered to be the most explosive defender in the WHL

13
Phoenix Coyotes (from CGY)
Calvin Pickard, G, Seattle (WHL)
SKINNY: Great natural instincts, laterally quick and will improve; plays like a veteran

14
St Louis Blues
John McFarland, C, Sudbury (OHL)
SKINNY: Excellent skater with high-end speed, agility, great wrist shot and toughness to boot

15
Montréal Canadiens
 Austin Watson, F, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Upon his return from a broken ankle, played with great energy and battled opponents

16
Anaheim Ducks (from PHI)
Dylan McIlrath, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY: Strikes fear in opposing forwards with intimidating size and sneaky offensive tools

17
Boston Bruins
Tyler Toffoli, C, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Possesses an accurate shot and never-ending motor; equally strong as passer or shooter

18
Ottawa Senators
Nick Bjugstad, C, Blaine (HIGH-MN)
SKINNY: The 2010 Mr. Hockey Award-winner from Minnesota offers skill with great upside

19
Colorado Avalanche
Jonathon Merrill, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: A strapping, hard-hitting left-shot defender who can chip in offensively

20
Buffalo Sabres
Quinton Howden, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY: Aggressive on the forecheck, has great speed, relentless in his pursuit

21
Nashville Predators
Tyler Pitlick, C, Minnesota State (WCHA)
SKINNY: Dominant on faceoffs and has incredible speed; excellent prospect with room to grow

22
Los Angeles Kings
Stanislav Galiev, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: High-end performer at both ends with slippery moves, intelligence and some feistiness

23
Pittsburgh Penguins
Petr Straka, RW, Rimouski (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Great skill set and playmaking ability with high-end potential; in the Patrik Elias-mold

24
Detroit Red Wings
Charlie Coyle, F, South Shore (EJHL)
SKINNY: Right-shot center wins battles down low and gets into corners; he plays with an edge 

25
Atlanta Thrashers (from NJD)
Ryan Martindale, C, Ottawa 67's (OHL)
SKINNY: Capable of plowing through the opposition with NHL-ready skills; destined for stardom

26
Vancouver Canucks
Riley Sheahan, C, Notre Dame (CCHA)
SKINNY: Plays with high energy, finishes checks and was a bright spot as a freshman

27
Phoenix Coyotes
Brock Nelson, C, Warroad (HIGH-MN)
SKINNY: A hard-skating power-forward with a cannon for a shot and aggressive on the forecheck

28
Chicago Blackhawks
Jack Campbell, G, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Athletic goalie with great drive, determination and a proven track record on the big stage

29
San Jose Sharks
Alexander Petrovic, D, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: Strong 6-foot-4 defender with great puck skills and decisiveness off the transition

30
Washington Capitals
 Kevin Hayes, RW, Noble & Greenough (HIGH-MA)
SKINNY: Left-shooting right wing is strong and carries puck well; excellent playmaker