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2010 NHL Entry Draft



EASTERN CONFERENCE SCOUT MOCK DRAFT

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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: Hall might remind the fans of the 1980s

2
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Tyler Seguin, C, Plymouth (OHL)
SKINNY: The next-best player available. He'll be a good fit in Boston

3
Florida Panthers
Cam Fowler, D, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Best way to go is to build from the back-end out

4
Columbus Blue Jackets
Erik Gudbranson, D, Kingston (OHL)
SKINNY: A big defenseman nicely will complement their young forwards

5
N.Y. Islanders
Brandon Gormley, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: A well-rounded blueliner is just what they need to go with their core of young forwards

6
Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexander Burmistrov, C, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY: A player in the Pavel Datsyuk mold for the new GM; makes them strong down the middle

7
Carolina Hurricanes
 Brett Connolly, RW, Prince George (WHL)
SKINNY: A good fit behind Brandon Sutter, and they've had good luck picking Western Canadian kids

8
Atlanta Thrashers
Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, Novosibirsk (KHL)
SKINNY: Tarasenko replaces another high-end Russian they just lost

9
Minnesota Wild
Ryan Johansen, C, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Big, rangy center is a good fit behind Mikko Koivu

10
New York Rangers
Nino Niederreiter, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: A big forward (6-2, 201) that fits the direction the club is going

11
Dallas Stars
Dylan McIlrath, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY: A hard-nosed defenseman to fit in with their young forwards

12
Anaheim Ducks
Kirill Kabanov, LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
SKINNY: With two first-round picks, you take a gamble when it could be a home run

13
Phoenix Coyotes (from CGY)
Derek Forbort, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Team adds another big (6-5, 198), talented, young defensemen

14
St Louis Blues
Jack Campbell, G, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Team has had good luck with players coming out of the U.S. program

15
Boston Bruins
Kevin Hayes, RW, Nobles (HIGH-MA)
SKINNY: With second first-round pick, team could opt for big (6-2, 201), local kid

16
Ottawa Senators
Ludvig Rensfeldt, LW, Brynas Jr. (SWE-JR)
SKINNY: Organization has had had good luck with Swedish players

17
Colorado Avalanche
Austin Watson, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: A good fit up the middle with the young players they have

18
Nashville Predators
Mikael Granlund, C, HIFK (Finland)
SKINNY: This team needs some younger skill players

19
Los Angeles Kings
Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Chelyabinsk (KHL)
SKINNY: Team adds some skill to go along with their young defense corps

20
Pittsburgh Penguins
Brock Nelson, C, Warroad (HIGH-MN)
SKINNY: A big center for down the road

21
Detroit Red Wings
Patrik Nemeth, D, AIK Jr. (SWE-JR)
SKINNY: Wings need some youth coming up on the back end

22
Phoenix Coyotes
Riley Sheahan, C, Notre Dame (CCHA)
SKINNY: You can't go wrong with this big, two-way center

23
Buffalo Sabres
Nick Bjugstad, C, Blaine (HIGH-MN)
SKINNY: A big center to go along with some of their smaller forwards

24
Atlanta Thrashers (from NJD)
Jonathan Merrill, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Another talented young defenseman to play with Zach Bogosian

25
Vancouver Canucks
Beau Bennett, C, Penticton (BCHL)
SKINNY: The Canucks had the chance to see him a lot, as he was right down the road

26
Washington Capitals
Jarred Tinordi, D, U.S. U-18 (NTDP)
SKINNY: Pick adds some size on the back end, plus his dad played there

27
Montréal Canadiens
Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
SKINNY: A good defensemen right from the province

28
San Jose Sharks
Charlie Coyle, RW/C, South Shore (EJHL)
SKINNY: They've had good luck with those Eastern kids

29
Anaheim Ducks (from PHI)
Jeff Skinner, RW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: His numbers in league playoffs (20 goals, 20 games) too good to pass up

30
Chicago Blackhawks
Joey Hishon, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
SKINNY: Another good, young, skilled forward to add to their arsenal