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


MIKE G. MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT PART II

RELATED ITEMS:
Kimelman | Hoffner | Your thoughts?

*Standings as of All-Star Break

Order Team Player
1 Columbus Blue Jackets
Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
SKINNY:
Proving not only to be an offensive dynamo, but an effective two-way player with superior speed.
2 EDMONTON OILERS
Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
SKINNY:
Already stocked with young offensive talent, it's time to get a consistent force along the blue line.
3 ANAHEIM DUCKS
Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY:
A defenseman with good transition skill, feistiness and willingness to step up for teammates.
4 CAROLINA HURRICANES
Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
SKINNY:
A 6-foot-3, 200-pound Russian with deceptive speed, great hands and exceptional shot.
5 BUFFALO SABRES
Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
SKINNY:
Sidelined all season after ACL surgery, but Sabres need a dynamic, consistent scorer up front.
6 New York ISLANDERS
Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY:
One of the few players who can reach another gear in transition; out since November with torn ACL.
7 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Filip Forsberg, LW, Leksand (SWE-2)
SKINNY:
The 6-foot-2, 181-pound Swede can score big goals and skates hard in all three zones.
8 Montreal CANADIENS
Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
SKINNY:
Czech Republic native has good size (6-3, 202) and mobility; can take hits and deliver his own.
9 WINNIPEG JETS
Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Michigan-bound defender was the youngest player for U.S. at 2012 World Junior Championship.
10 PHOENIX COYOTES
Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
SKINNY:
Strong defender who enjoys using his 6-4, 207-pound frame in the corners and in front of his net.
11 CaLGARY FLAMES
Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
SKINNY:
Fearless Finn has good mobility, can handle the puck well and plays penalty kill and power play.
12 DALLAS sTARS
Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY:
Offensive-minded and skates with good power; has smarts, makes good decisions on power play.
13 Washington CAPITALS (from Col)
Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
SKINNY:
Has patience and poise; solid penalty-killer and a bonus on the power play; is steady and efficient.
14 MINNESOTA WILD
Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Powerful center with strong two-way skills; tough along the boards and in front of the opposing net.
15 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Stefan Matteau, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Son of former Ranger Stephane Matteau can play physical or use his offensive skill to make a play.
16 NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Colton Sissons, RW, Kelowna (WHL)
SKINNY:
Kelowna captain plays at a high tempo, is solid in all zones and never backs away from a challenge.
17 FLORIDA PANTHERS
Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY:
Big blueliner (6-2.5, 207) is hard to knock off puck, has hard shot and great awareness in his end.
18 WashingtoN CAPITALS
Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY:
Physical, two-way defender capable of making smart, quick decisions off the transition.
19 LOS ANGELES KINGS
Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda Jr. (Swe-Jr.)
SKINNY:
Offers fantastic speed down the wing, has great offensive instincts and works hard to possess puck.
20 OTTAWA SENATORS
 Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)
SKINNY:
The 6-1.5, 198-pound center has great potential; will not shy from contact and is passionate.
21 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)
SKINNY:
Mature, smart and effective forward with a nose for the cage; represented Canada at WJC.
22 San Jose SHARKs 
Andreas Athanasiou, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY:
Fantastic puck skills, lightning speed and one of best penalty-killers in the draft.
23 Philadelphia FLYERs 
Brady Skjei, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
His size (6-2.75, 200), puck skills and skating ability could make him the steal of the first round.
24 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Jarrod Maidens, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
SKINNY:
Power forward can excel at center or wing, has good shot, plays physical and protects the puck well.
25 NASHVILLE PREDATORS
Daniil Zharkov, LW, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Big Russian is explosive and aggressive, can generate plenty of offense and finish with authority.
26 VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Martin Frk, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)
SKINNY:
Is primed for a big second half of the season; strong offensive game down low with speed and skill.
27 BOSTON BRUINS
Malcolm Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Athletic goalie with great leg strength, drive and determination; big in the clutch.
28 ST. LOUIS BLUES
Cristoval Nieves, LW, Kent School (HIGH-CT)
SKINNY:
Top scholastic player with explosive skill; fantastic agility, balance and quickness to break free.
29 NEW YORK RANGERS
Scott Kosmachuk, RW, Guelph (OHL)
SKINNY:
Great vision, hockey sense and a solid compete level on every shift; will generate chances.
30 DETROIT RED WINGS
Michael Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL)
SKINNY:
Boston College-bound defender is praised for his hockey sense, hands; great on the transition.

 

 
2012 NHL Draft