We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats


ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT

RELATED ITEMS:
Morreale | Hoffner | Persaud | Your thoughts?



1
Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: Drafted goal-scorer last year in Hall; this year they find his set-up man

2
Colorado Avalanche
Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Fearsome forechecker will clear lots of room for Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny

3
Florida Panthers
Jonathan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Panthers looking for skill and scoring; Memorial Cup MVP topper on sublime season

4
New Jersey Devils
Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea (SWE)
SKINNY: Big Swede (6-3, 200) could be franchise's best defenseman since Scott Niedermayer 

5
New York Islanders
Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: Big blueliner (6-4, 187) not afraid to get physical, and can chip in offensively

6
Ottawa Senators
Mika Zibanejad, C, Djurgarden (SWE)
SKINNY: Power forward lauded for good hands, vision and skating ability

7
Winnipeg
Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
SKINNY: High-skill forward filled the nets this past season - 33 goals in 65 games

8
Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY: Elite puck-mover has potential to be big-time power-play quarterback

9
Boston Bruins (via TOR)
Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Has good size (6-2, 174) and high level of offensive skill, very good in own end

10
Minnesota Wild
Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Big and talented, and skilled in all phases of the game

11
Colorado Avalanche (via STL)
Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: Avs add a big (6-2, 192), snarly blueliner with a good helping of offensive skill

12
Carolina Hurricanes
Joel Armia, RW, Assat (FIN)
SKINNY: Big forward played a major role on first line of one of top teams in Finland

13
Calgary Flames
Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Flames need to get younger, more athletic up front, and Swiss star will fill that bill

14
Dallas Stars
Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
SKINNY: Stars could be in the market for a big-time center, and McNeill has big-time potential

15
New York Rangers
Boone Jenner, C, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Big center does everything right, from scoring goals to killing penalties

16
Buffalo Sabres
Zack Phillips, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Coach called him Adam Oates-like; was top 10 in Q in goals and assists

17
Montreal Canadiens
Jonas Brodin, D, Farjestad (SWE)
SKINNY: Smart, skilled blueliner already earning minutes in the Swedish Elite League

18
Chicago Blackhawks
Tomas Jurco, RW, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Hawks fans will find he's more than just the guy with the fancy puck skills in all those videos

19
Edmonton Oilers (via LAK)
Christopher Gibson, G, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
SKINNY: On losing team, led league with .920 save percentage, was second with 2.42 GAA, 4 shutouts

20
Phoenix Coyotes
Mark Scheifele, C, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY: Center had tremendous first OHL season, and followed it by leading Canada in scoring at World U-18's

21
Ottawa Senators (via NSH)
Brandon Saad, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: Power forward adds size and skill; scored 27 goals in first OHL season

22
Anaheim Ducks
John Gibson, G, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: At 6-3, covers a lot of net; backstopped Team USA to World U-18 gold

23
Pittsburgh Penguins
Phillip Danault, LW, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Offensively skilled and defensively reliable; tied for third in Q with 4 shorthanded goals

24
Detroit Red Wings
Joseph Morrow, D, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY: Offensive-minded blueliner got big minutes ahead of NHL-drafted prospects this season

25
Toronto Maple Leafs (via PHI)
Jonathan Miller, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Maple Leafs need help up the middle, and USNTDP star is a nice piece to build around

26
Washington Capitals
Vladislav Namestnikov, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY: Blends best of Russian skill with North America work ethic; learned to skate in Michigan

27
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nicklas Jensen, LW/RW, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY: Big, versatile forward skates well, and got better as the season went on

28
San Jose Sharks
Jamieson Oleksiak, D, Northeastern (HE)
SKINNY: Chara-type size (6-7, 244); will get time to refine his offensive game in college

29
Vancouver Canucks
Alexander Khokhlachev, C/LW, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Outstanding first season in North America; led OHL rookies in playoff scoring

30
Toronto Maple Leafs (via BOS)
Tyler Biggs, RW, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY: Big (6-2, 210), nasty power forward showed skill (19 goals in 55 games) and truculence (161 PIM)