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2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats



ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT

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1
N.Y. Islanders
Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Islanders desperately need scoring, which big center can provide, as well as defensive play

2
Edmonton Oilers
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Swedish forward can score, but also will hit and create space for linemates

3
New Jersey Devils
Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
SKINNY: Big, talented Swede could be long-desired replacement for Scott Niedermayer

4
Calgary Flames
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: Flames take best pure scorer from the Western Hockey League

5
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Best North American blueliner is big, strong and improving his offensive game

6
Florida Panthers
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Big (6-foot-1) and talented -- just what GM Dale Tallon likes

7
Buffalo Sabres
Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Big forward easily handling step-up in competition from USNTDP to OHL

8
Atlanta Thrashers
David Musil, D, Vancouver (WHL)
SKINNY: Giant blueliner starting to develop an offensive game

9
Nashville Predators
Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland
SKINNY: Swiss-born forward having no trouble adjusting to life in North America

10
Carolina Hurricanes
Ty Rattie, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Hurricanes always can use another young, talented offensive performer

11
Dallas Stars
Joel Armia, F, Assat (FIN)
SKINNY: High-skill forward already excelling against men in Finnish Elite League

12
Ottawa Senators
Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: High-skill forward already excelling against men in Finnish Elite League

13
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Talent is obvious; he was one of two Draft-eligibles invited to Canada's summer WJC camp

14
Minnesota Wild
Tomas Jurco, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Size, skating and puck skills make him a good fit for coach Todd Richards' system

15
Columbus Blue Jackets
Adam Clendening, D, Boston University (HE)
SKINNY: High-end offensive talent could address Jackets' back-end deficiencies

16
New York Rangers
Seth Ambroz, RW, Omaha (USHL)
SKINNY: Big forward will add scoring touch to Broadway after grooming at University of Minnesota

17
Phoenix Coyotes
Phillip Danault, LW, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Speedy, skilled forward would be nice addition to Coyotes

18
Colorado Avalanche
Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: Has offensive skill and nasty streak to match his size (6-3, 197) 

19
St. Louis Blues
Tobias Rieder, C, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Quick, feisty and very skilled, just needs to get bigger and stronger 

20
San Jose Sharks
Victor Rask, C, Leksand Jr. (SWE)
SKINNY: Big, strong center won't be rushed, but will contribute in a big way eventually

21
Boston Bruins
Scott Mayfield, D, Youngstown (USHL)
SKINNY: One scout compared MVP of World Junior 'A' Challenge to Larry Robinson

22
Chicago Blackhawks
Rocco Grimaldi, RW, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Last time Blackhawks looked at a small-ish scorer, it was Patrick Kane

23
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vincent Trocheck, C, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Energetic, skilled forward is a Steel City native

24
Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: A bit of a gambler, but offensive skills can't be ignored

25
Vancouver Canucks
Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Strong forward has high compete level, plays well in all situations

26
Los Angeles Kings
Matthew Puempel, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Last season's CHL Rookie of the Year can fill the net

27
Montréal Canadiens
Tyler Biggs, RW, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: He's big (6-2, 210), nasty and fearless at the net

28
Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Miller, C, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Wings will allow creative scorer to develop at his own pace at North Dakota

29
Philadelphia Flyers
Jamieson Oleksiak, D, Northeastern (HE)
SKINNY: Players with his skill and size -- 6-7, 244 -- don't come around often

30
Washington Capitals
Matthew Nieto, LW, Boston University (HE)
SKINNY: After starring at USNTDP last season, he's filling NCAA nets