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ADAM KIMELMAN'S MOCK DRAFT PART II

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*Standings as of All-Star Break

Order Team Player
1 Columbus Blue Jackets
Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
SKINNY:
Blue Jackets select the most dynamic offensive performer in the draft.
2 EDMONTON OILERS
Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
SKINNY:
With a gifted group of young forwards, the Oilers opt for draft's most complete defenseman.
3 ANAHEIM DUCKS
Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
SKINNY:
Ducks need to get younger at forward; will make an excellent second-line center.
4 CAROLINA HURRICANES
Filip Forsberg, C, Leksand (SWE-2)
SKINNY:
Swedish forward combines elite offensive talent with good size.
5 BUFFALO SABRES
Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
SKINNY:
Knee injury will be thing of the past by the time training camp starts.
6 New York ISLANDERS
Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY:
Injury has limited him, but scouts know skill level is off the charts.
7 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY:
Blueliner is as gifted scoring as he is taking the body -- and enjoys doing both.
8 Montreal CANADIENS
Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY:
Czech forward packs playmaker's skills in a power forward body.
9 WINNIPEG JETS
Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
SKINNY:
Big (6-4, 207), strong and skilled defensively, but can add offense.
10 PHOENIX COYOTES
Sebastian Collberg, C, Frolunda Jr. (SWE-JR)
SKINNY:
Had great WJC; needs to get stronger, but possess great speed, nose for the net.
11 CaLGARY FLAMES
Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Making U.S. WJC team in draft year speaks volumes for his skill level.
12 DALLAS sTARS
Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Stars need depth, size up the middle and find it with skilled two-way center.
13 Washington CAPITALS (from Col)
Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
SKINNY:
Caps would be happy to add highly skilled Finnish defenseman this far down.
14 MINNESOTA WILD
Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY:
Latest top prospect to emerge from talent-rich Winterhawks organization.
15 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Colton Sissons, C, Kelowna (WHL)
SKINNY:
Scouts love his size, skill and determination.
16 NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
SKINNY:
Smart and skilled defensively, high-rising prospect now showcasing his offensive side.
17 FLORIDA PANTHERS
Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY:
Shoulder injury cost him most of the season, but scouts know his upside.
18 WashingtoN CAPITALS
Stefan Matteau, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Big center will refine his vast skills at North Dakota next season.
19 LOS ANGELES KINGS
Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)
SKINNY:
Latvian-born forward scoring at a point-per-game pace and showing leadership skills.
20 OTTAWA SENATORS
Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY:
Third time through the draft is the charm for late-blooming offensive talent.
21 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Daniil Zharkov, LW, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Russian forward having a solid first season in North America.
22 San Jose SHARKs 
Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY:
Big blueliner comes from athletic family -- dad played football, mom was a figure skater.
23 Philadelphia FLYERs 
Dalton Thrower, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY:
Point-producer with Blades doesn't shy away from rough play.
24 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Malcolm Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
With Crawford in place, Hawks can let the draft's top-rated goalie develop at his own pace.
25 NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Damon Severson, D, Kelowna (WHL)
SKINNY:
Solid all-round blueliner seeing his stock rising in the eyes of scouts.
26 VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Brady Skjei, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Scouts can't find much not to like about big (6-3, 200), skilled blueliner.
27 BOSTON BRUINS
Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
SKINNY:
Bruising forward showcased physical side playing for ex-Bruin Mark Recchi at Top Prospects Game.
28 ST. LOUIS BLUES
Jordan Schmaltz, D, Green Bay (USHL)
SKINNY:
Packs solid offensive skill into NHL-ready size (6-2, 189).
29 NEW YORK RANGERS
Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa 2 (RUS-JR)
SKINNY:
Russian goalie was outstanding at WJC, led with .953 save percentage, 2 shutouts.
30 DETROIT RED WINGS
Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia (CZE)
SKINNY:
Big center already contributing in top Czech league.

 

 
2012 NHL Draft