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MIKE G. MORREALE'S MOCK DRAFT PART IV

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Order Team Player
1 EDMONTON OILERS
Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
SKINNY:
Central Scouting's No. 1-rated North American defender is a future centerpiece along the blue line
2 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
SKINNY:
Named the CHL's top prospect after 31 goals, 69 points, plus-15 rating in 42 games
3 MONTREAL CANADIENS
Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
SKINNY:
Highly skilled with a willingness to work on both sides of the puck; rebounded after ACL surgery
4 NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY:
Offers a tremendous shot, enjoys physical contact; 20 goals, 67 PIM in 69 games
5 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
SKINNY:
Was QMJHL's top rookie and best pro prospect after 40-goal season
6 ANAHEIM DUCKS
Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
SKINNY:
Had 3 assists in five playoff games after missing all but 18 games following ACL surgery
7 MINNESOTA WILD
Filip Forsberg, C, Leksand (SWE-2)
SKINNY:
Had 5 goals in six games to win tourney MVP for silver-medal Sweden at World U-18s
8 CAROLINA HURRICANES
Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit Jr. (FIN-JR.)
SKINNY:
Earned top-line duty as 17-year-old; ran the power play; upside outweighs size (5-11, 165)
9 WINNIPEG JETS
Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
SKINNY:
Czech import had 29 goals, 66 points in 62 games as an OHL rookie
10 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Tremendous leader, impressive physical tools, good shot and smooth skater
11 Washington CAPITALS (from Col)
Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
SKINNY:
Poised under pressure, smart, deceptive speed and can play with an edge
12 BUFFALO SABRES
Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
SKINNY:
Tremendous size (6-4, 203), tenaciousness (141 PIM) and scoring touch (27 points)
13 DALLAS STARS
Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
SKINNY:
Michael Del Zotto clone has size, a hard shot and great awareness; 17 goals, 60 points in 64 games
14 CALGARY FLAMES
Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
SKINNY:
Good offensive instincts with a strong first pass; 12 goals, 36 points in 58 games
15 OTTAWA SENATORS
Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
SKINNY:
Good off transition and can move people in front; has smart, solid two-way game
16 WashingtoN CAPITALS
Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)
SKINNY:
University of Vermont-bound forward led team with 55 points in 49 games
17 SAN JOSE SHARKS
Stefan Matteau, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Powerful pivot plays with an edge (166 PIM); 15 goals, 32 points in 46 games
18 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Mark Jankowski, C, Stanstead College (HIGH-QC)
SKINNY:
Moved 31 slots to No. 43 on Central Scouting's final ranking; 53 goals, 94 points, plus-51
19 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (FROM DET)
Malcolm Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Confident and athletic with a passion to succeed; 2.50 GAA, .923 save percentage
20 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
SKINNY:
Big blueliner offers solid defensive-zone play with an ability to handle a shut-down role
21 BUFFALO SABRES (FROM NSH)
Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda Jr. (SWE-JR.)
SKINNY:
Scored the shootout winner against Finland in the WJC semis; great acceleration, vision and agility
22 PITTSBURGH pENGUINS
Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
SKINNY:
Prototypical big, strong center who can protect and handle the puck
23 FLORIDA panthers
Hampus Lindholm, D, Rogle Jr. (SWE-JR.)
SKINNY:
Strong and mature, supports the rush and makes excellent decisions; very reliable
24 BOSTON BRUINS
Brady Skjei, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
SKINNY:
Big blueliner is an elite skater and puck-mover with creativity off transition
25 ST. LOUIS BLUES
Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY:
Defender with huge upside missed 40 games after shoulder surgery; logs big minutes
26 VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Martin Frk, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)
SKINNY:
Strong, accurate shot with great hands; 5 goals, 11 points in 17 playoff games
27 PHOENIX COYOTES
Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa (OHL)
SKINNY:
Solid two-way center plays a physical, smart game; 21 goals, 101 PIM in 64 games
28 NEW YORK RANGERS
Mike Winther, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
SKINNY:
Compared to Mike Modano; 32 goals (16 power-play, 4 shorthanded) in 71 games
29 NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia (CZREP)
SKINNY:
Elusive with tremendous balance, shiftiness and effective one-on-one; 12 g, 25 pts in 38 games
30 LOS ANGELES KINGS
Michael Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL)
SKINNY:
Elite skater can effectively join the rush; 11 goals, 27 points in 53 games

 

 
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