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2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats


STEVEN HOFFNER'S MOCK DRAFT III

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* Note: Final draft order to be determined at conclusion of Stanley Cup Final


1
Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: Crafty, shifty forward with great vision. Oil need defense, but he's too good to pass on

2
Colorado Avalanche
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: A born leader, this power forward would complement a great power-play with Matt Duchene

3
Florida Panthers
Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Something Panthers have missed since Jay Bouwmeester left: big, solid D-man who can run PP

4
New Jersey Devils
Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Big, solid defenseman who can throw the body around

5
New York Islanders
Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea, (SWE)
SKINNY: Big, strong Swedish defenseman that can be physical; think Victor Hedman

6
Ottawa Senators
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Speedy forward with lightning-quick hands to help team in need of goals

7
Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Leadership qualities compliment his flashy offensive skills

8
Columbus Blue Jackets
Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Skilled forward dominated the QMJHL last season

9
Boston Bruins (via TOR)
Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: A skilled forward with great hands and a lot of fun to watch

10
Minnesota Wild
Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: With 79 points in 63 games, this defenseman loves to pinch and add to the offense

11
Colorado Avalanche (via STL)
Daniel Catenacci, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
SKINNY: Continues to impress on the big stages: RDO camp, Top Prospects Game

12
Carolina Hurricanes
Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: The reliable defenseman will be a good addition to the 'Canes' blue line

13
Calgary Flames
Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
SKINNY: Center had big year in WHL -- 81 points in 70 games

14
Dallas Stars
Vladimir Namestnikov, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY: Flashy center could be long-term replacement for Brad Richards

15
New York Rangers
Mark Scheifele, C, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY: Solid center with good numbers (75 points in 66 games) in OHL

16
Buffalo Sabres
Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Big power forward would add size and offense up front

17
Montreal Canadiens
Zack Phillips, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Racked up 95 points in 67 games in the QMJHL

18
Chicago Blackhawks
Jamieson Oleksiak, D, Northeastern (HE)
SKINNY: At 6-foot-7, this shut-down defenseman could turn some heads

19
Edmonton Oilers (via LAK)
Tomas Jurco, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Ridiculous hands and imagination, would complement Edmonton's youth movement

20
Phoenix Coyotes
Christopher Gibson, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
SKINNY: A Finnish goalie with good numbers -- need we say more?

21
Ottawa Senators (via NSH)
Max Friberg, LW, Skovde (SWE)
SKINNY: Impressed many at the World Under-18s and had solid numbers in Sweden

22
Anaheim Ducks
Matt Puempel, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Accurate-shooting forward will add depth to Ducks' offense

23
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ty Rattie, RW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Fast-skating winger has good hands and lots of energy

24
Maple Leafs (via BOS)
Tyler Biggs, RW, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Big, strong forward exactly the type of player GM Brian Burke loves

25
Detroit Red Wings
Joel Armia, RW, Assat (FIN)
SKINNY: Offensive-minded forward could go higher; would complement Wings' offense nicely

26
San Jose Sharks
Shane Prince, C, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Speedy, forward impressed many at January's Top Prospects Game

27
Pittsburgh Penguins
David Musil, D, Vancouver
SKINNY: Physical and responsible defenseman can move puck on the power play

28
Maple Leafs (via PHI)
Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Highly-touted physical forward scored 55 points in 59 games in OHL

29
Washington Capitals
Nicklas Jensen, LW/RW, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Speedy, balanced Danish forward nice fit in Washington

30
Vancouver Canucks
Adam Clendening, D, Boston University (HE)
SKINNY: Impressed at summer RDO Camp; could be real sleeper pick