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2010 NHL Draft Tracker

Live Results and Comments from this year's NHL Draft

Thursday, 06.10.2010 / 11:59 AM / Minnesota Wild | 2010 NHL Entry Draft
By Dewayne Hankins  - Manager, Web & Creative Services
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2010 NHL Draft Tracker
first round team pos player team (league) INSTANT ANALYSIS
1 C taylor hall
windsor
(ohl)
the hall or seguin debate is now over. the oilers have a new face for their franchise and it's taylor hall.
2 C tyler seguin
Plymouth
(OHL)
the bruins "settle" for seguin. years from now there may be debate about whether the oilers made the right choice. the bruins are hoping they didn't.
3 D ERIK GUDBRANSON
KINGSTON
(OHL)
SHOULD THAT BALLARD TRADE BE TRUE, THE PANTHERS MAY ALREADY HAVE A REPLACEMENT.
4 C RYAN JOHANSEN
PORTLAND
(WHL)
AND THE OHL STREAK IS BROKEN, AS WINTERHAWK AND WHL'ER JOHANSEN IS SELECTED BY THE JACKETS. HE TALLIED 69 POINTS IN HIS FIRST SEASON WITH PORTLAND.
5 RW nino niederreiter
portland
(WHL)
sorry wild fans, el nino will be an islander. also of note, two winterhawks get drafted back-to-back.
6 RW brett connolly
prince george
(WHL)
connolly finished #3 in the nhl css rankings, but dropped here to the lightning at six because of injury concerns. high risk, high reward?
7 C JEFF SKINNER
KITCHENER (OHL) IT LOOKS LIKE THE 'CANES AREN'T CONCERNED WITH SKINNER'S LOW CSS RANKING, THEY LIKE THE 70 GOALS HE SCORED LAST SEASON.
8 C alex burmistrov
barrie
(oHL)
flashy russian burmistrov has no interest playing in the khl, so he's a safe bet for the thrashers here.
9 F mikael granlund
hifk
(finland)
wild get the top european prospect in the draft and add to their finnish fanbase with granlund. nothing wrong with another playmaking finn.
10 D DYLAN MCILRATH
MOOSE JAW (WHL) MCILRATH GETS HIS NAME CALLED AS TEAMS CONTINUE TO AVOID CAM FOWLER LIKE THE PLAGUE. MCILRATH HAS GRIT BASED ON HIS 271 PIM OVER THE LAST TWO SEASONS.
11 G JACK CAMPBELL
USNDP TURCO'S GONE, LEHTONEN'S IN THE FOLD AND NOW CAMPBELL IS THEIR GOALTENDER OF THE FUTURE. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER HIM HELPING THE U.S. WIN GOLD IN THE WJC.
12 D CAM FOWLER
WINDSOR
(OHL)
FINALLY! FOWLER HEARS HIS NAME AND GOES TO THE DUCKS WHO ARE LOOKING TO RE-BUILD WHAT ONCE WAS THE BEST BLUE LINE IN THE NHL.
13 d brandon gormley
moncton (qmjhl) coyotes take the first player from the q. another fun fact, three of the last four have been d-men. like fowler, gormley slipped in the draft.
14 C jaden schwartz
tri-city
(USHL)
future wcha'er schwartz (COLORADO CoLLEGE) hears his name from the blues. 83 points in 60 games in the ushl.
15 d derek forbort
usndp the kings trade up in a deal with the panthers and grab the first minnesota player off the board in blueliner forbort.
16 RW Vladimir tarasenko
novosibirsk
(RUSSIA)
blues trade last year's 17th overall pick (david rundblad) for this year's 16th and take tarasenko. the blues are convinced he wants to play in the nhl.
17 C joey hishon
owen sound
(OHL)
avs nailed their 1st and 2nd rounders last season, so it will be intersting to see how hishon pans out. 168 points in 164 ohl games.
18 LW austin watson
peterborough (OHL) ann arbor native watson gets the call from the preds. lanky (6-3, 171) playmaker had 54 points in 52 games in the ohl.
19 C NICK BJUGSTAD
BLAINE
(MN-HS)
THE OTHER BIG MINNESOTA NAME FALLS TO THE PANTHERS. TEAMS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE IN BJUGSTAD, WHO WAS 13TH RANKED SKATER IN CSS, BECAUSE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION.
20 C BEAU BENNETT PENICTON
(BCHL)
CALIFORNIA KID BENNETT WAS THE LEADING SCORER IN THE BCHL WITH 120 POINTS IN 56 GAMES. HE'S COMMITTED TO DENVER UNIVERSITY FOR NEXT SEASON.
21 C RILEY SHEAHAN NOTRE DAME
(CCHA)
SHEAHAN COULD BE A STEAL, WAS THE #5 RANKED SKATER AT THE MIDTERM IN CSS RANKINGS AND FELL TO #22 BY YEAR'S END. 17 POINTS IN 37 GAMES WITH ND LAST YEAR.
22 D jarred tinordi usndp trading up for this pick, the canadiens select the third usndp player. headed to the university of notre dame, tinordi projects as a strong stay-at-home defenseman.
23 D mark pysyk edmonton
(WHL)
FIRST-EVER DRAFT PICK OF THE OIL KINGS THREE YEARS AGO. SCOUTS SAY HE'S A SMOOTH-SKATING D-MAN. A SOLID STAY-AT-HOME BLUELINER.
24 RW KEVIN HAYES NOBLES
(HS-MA)
HAWKS GO A LITTLE OFF THE BOARD WITH HAYES BUT THEY HAVE 11 PICKS IN THE DRAFT AND HE HAD VIDEO GAME STATS IN HIGH SCHOOL. HEADED TO BOSTON COLLEGE IN THE FALL.
25 LW QUINTON HOWDEN MOOSE JAW
(WHL)
SHOWED OFFENSIVE PROWESS IN 2009-10, WHICH EARNED HIM FIRST ROUND STATUS. RANKED #23 IN CSS, AND PROJECTED TO BE A STRONG TWO-WAY PLAYER.
26 C EVGENY KUZNETSOV CHELYABINSK
(RUSSIA)
THE CAPS HAVE A FEW GOOD RUSSIANS ON THEIR TEAM, SO THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE RECRUITING THE #3 RANKED EUROPEAN SKATER IN THE DRAFT.
27 G mark visentin niagara (ohl) coyotes take a goaltender with their second pick of the first round. visentin becomes the team's future netminder and they have plenty of picks for day two.
28 RW charlie coyle south shore
(EJHL)
tony amonte's cousin and now property of the san jose sharks. most projections had him going in the 2nd. sharks must see something in him.
29 C EMERSON ETEM MEDICINE HAT (WHL) ORIGINALLY THE FLYERS PICK IN THE PRONGER TRADE, THE DUCKS GO WITH FORMER SHATTUCK ST. MARY'S PRODUCT AND CALIFORNIA NATIVE ETEM. A POSSIBLE STEAL HERE AND A GUY WITH WORLD-CLASS SPEED.
30 C brock nelson warroad
(MN-HS)
islanders give up two 2nd rounders for the last pick of the first round to grab warroad native -- and third minnesota native of the 1st round -- brock nelson.




TRADES AFFECTING DRAFT PICKS:
#2 -- Boston received Toronto's 2010 first and second round picks and a 2011 first round pick for Phil Kessel
#13 -- Phoenix Coyotes received Calgary's 2010 first round pick, Matthew Lombardi and Brandon Prust for Olli Jokinen and a 2009 third round pick (later traded to Florida – Josh Birkholz)
#15 -- Los Angeles Kings received Florida's 2010 first round pick in exchange for a 2010 first round (19th overall) and second round pick (59th overall).
#16 -- St. Louis received Ottawa's first round pick in exchange for David Rundblad.
#22 -- Montreal received Phoenix's first round pick and fourth round pick (113th overall) in exchange for 2010 first round pick (27th overall) and second round pick (57th overall). 
#24 -- Chicago received Atlanta's 2010 first round pick, 2010 second round pick, Jeremy Morin and Marty Reasoner (originally New Jersey's 2010 first round pick from the Kovalchuk trade) in exchange for Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Akim Aliu.
#29 -- Anaheim receives Philadelphia's 2010 first round pick, 2009 first round pick (later trade to Columbus – John Moore), Luca Sbisa, Joffrey Lupul and a conditional 2010 or 2012 third round pick for Chris Pronger and Ryan Dingle.
#30 -- N.Y. Islanders receive Chicago's 2010 first round pick in exchange for two 2010 second round picks (35th overall and 58th overall).
Minnesota Wild 2010 Draft Board
ROUND
/ PICK
Position / PLAYER Height
/ Weight
1/9 5' 10" - 180 lbs.
2/39 6' 3" - 185 lbs.
2/56 LW - Johan Larsson 5' 10" - 200 Lbs.
2/59 5' 11" - 174 lbs.
5/129 6' 1" - 210 lbs.
6/159 6' 2" - 202 lbs.
7/189 5' 11" - 162 lbs.


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