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2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats



MIKE MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT

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1
N.Y. Islanders
Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
SKINNY: Big, strong, mobile defender with poise, leadership and tremendous outlet passes

2
Edmonton Oilers
Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Eric Staal clone can do it all on offense while playing responsibly in his own end

3
New Jersey Devils
Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Devils fill a need with rangy 6-foot-4, 193-pound puck-mover and sound decision-maker

4
Calgary Flames
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: The 2009-10 WHL Rookie of the Year offers excellent acceleration and a laser for a shot

5
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Swedish-born star offers feistiness, scoring touch similar to Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen

6
Florida Panthers
Joel Armia, F, Assat (FIN)
SKINNY: The next Teemu Selanne? He's 6-3, 187 pounds, and plays LW in the top Finnish league

7
Buffalo Sabres
Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Strong, well-balanced forward models his game after former NHL star Jaromir Jagr

8
Atlanta Thrashers
Seth Ambroz, RW, Omaha (USHL)
SKINNY: A John Tonelli-type power forward capable of creating space with good puck skills

9
Nashville Predators
Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Great shiftiness, creativity and a battler in front of the net; is he the next Jeff Skinner?

10
Carolina Hurricanes
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Needs to bulk up but is incredibly skilled; has been compared to Dallas' Mike Ribeiro

11
Dallas Stars
Victor Rask, C, Leksand Jr. (SWE)
SKINNY: Physically strong center with excellent work ethic, smooth hands and good stick

12
Ottawa Senators
David Musil, D, Vancouver (WHL)
SKINNY: Big, steady defender capable of playing big minutes and contributing to special teams

13
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ty Rattie, F, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Right wing thriving in 3rd season with Winterhawks; Ranks 2nd in the WHL with 39 points (25 assists)

14
Minnesota Wild
Sven Baertschi, F, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Explosive left wing from Switzerland has great skill set and is incredibly fast

15
Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Mobile blueliner currently tops league's defenders with 11 goals, 24 assists, 35 points

16
New York Rangers
Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Beaulieu could turn out to be the next Mike Green or Duncan Keith; great off the transition

17
Phoenix Coyotes
Tomas Jurco, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Slovakian star is a big-bodied forward offering exceptional skill and fantastic vision

18
Colorado Avalanche
Matthew Puempel, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: The 6-foot forward has a nose for the net and good vision

19
St. Louis Blues
Tobias Rieder, C, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: The German-born forward has speed and smarts in offensive zone and is fearless 

20
San Jose Sharks
Joe Morrow, D, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Despite playing with three NHL-drafted defenders, he anchors back end with poise and smarts

21
Boston Bruins
Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: Solid all-round defender who can carry the puck, is tough to play against and willing to fight 

22
Chicago Blackhawks
Dmitri Jaskin, F, HC Slavia Praha (CZE)
SKINNY: Fantastic skater with quick, pro-caliber shot who makes those around him even better

23
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vincent Trocheck, C, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: The hard-working forward plays a two-way game; a Pittsburgh native and big Pens fan

24
Anaheim Ducks
Rocco Grimaldi, RW, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Skilled right wing leads the NTDP with 14 goals (5 power-play) and 24 points in 19 games

25
Vancouver Canucks
Phillip Danault, LW, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Smart and swift on his skates, Danault also ranked third on team in hits as rookie last season

26
Los Angeles Kings
Matthew Nieto, LW, Boston University (HE)
SKINNY: The Long Beach, Calif., native have excelled on special teams with his skill and work ethic

27
Montréal Canadiens
Tyler Biggs, RW, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: A big, physical forward who skates well and likes to attack the net with or without the puck

28
Detroit Red Wings
Jonas Brodin, D, Farjestad (SWE)
SKINNY: A puck-moving blueliner who challenges forwards with great vision and instincts

29
Philadelphia Flyers
Scott Mayfield, D, Youngstown (USHL)
SKINNY: The MVP of the World Junior 'A' Challenge has smarts and a great wrist shot

30
Washington Capitals
Jonathan Miller, C, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: With exceptional speed and playmaking ability, the big center is a perfect fit