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2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft Hats


ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT

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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)