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2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats



MIKE G. MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT II

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1
New Jersey Devils
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Kitchener captain is mature beyond his years; plays physical, hits, blocks shots and scores in bunches

2
N.Y. Islanders
Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
SKINNY: Mobile, strong 'D' with poise, makes quick outlet passes, has tremendous size and shot from the point

3
Edmonton Oilers
Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Skilled skater and playmaker who can find teammates; plays two-way game and offers great wrist shot

4
Boston Bruins (from TOR)
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: Might be the flashiest center of this year's class with creativity, acceleration and knack to find teammates

5
Ottawa Senators
Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: The rangy 6-foot-4 1/4, 193-pound puck mover hits hard, thinks the game well and is a sound skater

6
Florida Panthers
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Offers great speed and a knack for playing through traffic; leads team with 65 points, plus-37 rating

7
Calgary Flames
Tyler Biggs, LW, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: The aggressive forward is captain of USNTDP U-18 team; skates well and likes to attack the net

8
Buffalo Sabres
Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Good two-way game, solid skater and capable of fighting through checks. Great slap and wrist shot

9
Columbus Blue Jackets
Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Perhaps the best offensive-defenseman in the group; great transitional player, good shot and poise

10
Carolina Hurricanes
Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Having a great second season with Rangers, posting 17 goals, (11 PPG), with 51 points in 37 games

11
St. Louis Blues
Ty Rattie, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Rattie is thriving in third season with Winterhawks; ranks first on team 51 points (17 goals)

12
San Jose Sharks
Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: The 6-3, 197-pound watchdog is a presence on the PP and PK; good in transition and enjoys physical play

13
Minnesota Wild
Zack Phillips, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Center has sensational vision and is strong on the puck down low; great hands and tremendous drive

14
Phoenix Coyotes
Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: He's learned plenty alongside Nino Niederreiter in Portland; quick, skilled and dynamic Swiss skater

15
Los Angeles Kings
Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Fantastic compete level, finishes checks, forces turnovers and is a threat to score shorthanded

16
Colorado Avalanche
Joseph Morrow, D, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Possesses great mobility, awareness and smarts along the back end; can quarterback the power play

17
Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Miller, C, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Solid sleeper in 2011; playmaking two-way center has good size, creativity and speed with the puck

18
Montréal Canadiens
Phillip Danault, LW, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Strong two-way center is gaining momentum; has 14 goals, 45 points, 102 shots in 41 games for Tigres

19
Boston Bruins
Scott Mayfield, D, Youngstown (USHL)
SKINNY: Great intelligence, good puck mover off the transition; will pay the price in his end, good shot blocker 

20
Anaheim Ducks
Joel Armia, RW, Assat Pori (FIN)
SKINNY: The 6-3, 191-pound right wing skates well and attacks the net; represented Finland at 2011 WJC

21
Nashville Predators
Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Great playmaker, sees the ice well and is cognizant of rebounds and loose pucks in the slot

22
Atlanta Thrashers
Vladislav Namestnikov, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY: Sensational skater has drawn comparisons to Igor Larionov; solid finisher with creativity in open space

23
New York Rangers
Nicklas Jensen, RW/LW, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: The 6-foot-2 1/4, 188-pound forward has a powerful shot, good vision and offers a sound two-way game 

24
Washington Capitals
Matthew Puempel, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: The 2010 CHL Rookie of the Year has picked up where he left off, with 26 goals, 54 points in 39 games

25
Dallas Stars
Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
SKINNY: A dependable worker who drives lanes, drives seams, protects the puck and has great vision

26
Tampa Bay Lightning
David Musil, D, Vancouver (WHL)
SKINNY: Slight fracture in right fibula in December hurt ranking; is a reliable workhorse, good on special teams

27
Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Jurco, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Represented his native Slovakia at 2011 WJC; great skill and complete level, solid skater and distributor

28
Philadelphia Flyers
Jamieson Oleksiak, D, Northeastern (HE)
SKINNY: The 6-7, 244-pound freshman already is being compared to Chara; 5 pts., plus-7 rating in 18 games

29
Detroit Red Wings
Rocco Grimaldi, C, U.S. U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Uses speed, vision, shiftiness and toughness to advantage; team-leading 22 G, 37 P in 31 games

30
Vancouver Canucks
Mark Scheifele, C, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY: Two-way center has good work ethic, creates turnovers and chances for teammates in opposing zone