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2012 Mock Draft: Avery Buye

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames


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Edmonton Oilers
Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
THE DIRT: A dynamic and skilled offensive forward who is the clear cut first overall pick in this year’s draft.

Columbus Blue Jackets
Filip Forsberg, RW, Leksand (SWE)
THE DIRT: This top-ranked European skater will provide Columbus with the creative offensive prowess that they may be scouting out.

Montreal Canadiens
Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
THE DIRT: Though some have questioned his work ethic, the talent potential of this forward is undeniable and is worth the gamble.

New York Islanders
Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
THE DIRT: This smooth skating defenceman makes his job appear effortless while being unquestionably effective on the blueline.

Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
THE DIRT: An ACL injury kept him sidelined for a majority of the 2011-12 campaign but it may be risky business to pass on him.

Anaheim Ducks
Matt Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
THE DIRT: By many accounts, the drive behind Dumba’s game lends itself to fueling a show-stopping defensive force in the NHL.

7 Minnesota Wild Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
THE DIRT: Rielly’s speed and playmaking abilities provide him with the offensive tools to be a threatening two-way player.

Carolina Hurricanes
Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit (FIN)
THE DIRT: A great puck-handler who can anticipate a pass before it comes to fruition. Small, but utilizes his speed very well.

9 Winnipeg Jets Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
THE DIRT: This balanced defenceman may not exude the “flash” factor, he has consistency and hockey blood lines on his side.

10 Tampa Bay Lightning Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
THE DIRT: Trouba was a bright spot in a lackluster WJC effort for Team USA. His exceptional patience provides the ability to control play.

Washington Capitals (via COL))
Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
THE DIRT: This sizable center had an excellent season, leading rookie scoring. Good at protecting the puck, great shot accuracy.

Buffalo Sabres
Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
THE DIRT: This past season, Ceci finished second amongst OHL defensemen in point production. High riser in this year's draft.

Dallas Stars
Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)
THE DIRT: This agile forward can lower the boom with physical play and shooting ability.

Calgary Flames
Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
THE DIRT: This rearguard had a breakout OHL campaign with the Knights, showing his offensive skills and smart defensive mind.

Ottawa Senators
Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda (SWE)
THE DIRT: Success at the World Juniors sprung Collberg’s name to the forefront of the junior hockey world. A speedy goal scorer.

Washington Capitals
Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
THE DIRT: This former first round WHL Bantam Draft pick prides his game on precision passing and on-ice awareness.

San Jose Sharks
Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
THE DIRT: Shows composure under pressure with soild positioning and good hockey sense - Finn might make for some good headlines!

Chicago Blackhawks
Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
THE DIRT: Top centre for Belleville Bulls with a strong ability to read and react to plays.

19 Tampa Bay Lightning (via DET) Malcom Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
THE DIRT: This 6-foot-1 backstop provides a big body presence with cat-like reflexes.

Philadephia Flyers
Hampus Lindholm, D, Rogle (SWE)
THE DIRT: A towering defenceman with an instinctive offensive ability to out-power the opposition.

Buffalo Sabres (via NSH)
Pontus Aberg, LW, Djurgarden (SWE)
THE DIRT: A talented Swedish forward with quick-striking abilities. Gained valuable experience in the Swedish Elite League.

Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia (CZE)
THE DIRT: With a notable showing at the World Juniors, his unrelenting offensive attack in the top Czech’s mens league shows promise.

Florida Panthers
Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
THE DIRT: While this punishing right-winger may not be racking up the points, it is his size and energy that bolster attention.

Boston Bruins
Brady Skjei, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
THE DIRT: A large frame does not hinder Skjei’s mobility as he can as quickly jump into the rush or zoom back into his own zone.

25 St. Louis Blues Colton Sissons, C, Kelowna (WHL)
THE DIRT: Sissons is the highest-ranking forward from the 'Dub, displaying top-notch leadership ability and a solid two-way game.

Vancouver Canucks
Stefan Matteau, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
THE DIRT: For a team searching for size and brute force, Matteau is the answer.

Phoenix Coyotes
Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)
THE DIRT: Pearson’s standout season in the OHL and WJC could be just enough to see him drafted in the first round.

28 New York Rangers Ludvig Bystrom, D, Modo (SWE)
THE DIRT: While Bystrom may lack a comparable first-round defensive stature, he makes up for it with his vision and production.

29 New Jersey Devils Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa Tolpar (RUS-JR)
THE DIRT: After a strong WJC performance, Vasilevski hopes to follow in the tracks of an elite group of successful Russian netminders.

30 Los Angeles Kings Nicolas Kerdiles, LW, USA U-18 (USHL)
THE DIRT: Kerdiles is one of those guys who gets the wheels turning with accurate distribution and dominant puck possession.
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