2011 NHL Draft Tracker
Live Results and Comments the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul
Friday, 06.24.2011 / 10:00 AM CT / Minnesota Wild | 2011 NHL Entry Draft
By Carly Peters - Media Relations Coordinator
|first round||team||pos||player||team (league)||INSTANT ANALYSIS|
||red deer (whl)||the oil wastes no time here taking the most talented player in the draft. they need "d," but not when a player like RNH is available.|
||kitchener (ohl)||the avs skip over adam larsson to draft a forward who some consider the most nhl-ready of any player in the draft.|
||saint john (qmjhl)||the panthers also pass on larsson, opting for the memorial cup mvp and owner of 105 points in 67 games last season|
||skelleftea (swe)||larsson's wait is finally over as the top-rated european and the consensus best defenseman is taken by the devils.|
||niagara (ohl)||the isles look to keep adding offense to go with the likes of john tavares. strome helps there. He racked up 33 goals and 73 assists in 65 games.|
||djurgarden (swe)||the persian prince is off the board. the 2nd rated european and dynamic offensive player goes to the rebuilding sens.|
|7||winnipeg jets||c||mark scheifele
||barrie (ohl)||the newly named jets pull off the first surprise pick. they go with the 16th rated north american player, who led all ohl rookies with 53 assists.|
||drummondville (qmjhl)||having just traded two of their best offensive players, the flyers stock the cupboard with a net filler. he racked up 36 goals and 60 assists to rank 4th in the q in scoring and earn mvp honors.|
||niagara (ohl)||the cup champs take the 4th ranked north american skater, a tall, rangy defenseman who can skate.|
||farjestad (swe)||the THIRD-RANKED EUROPEAN SKATER goes to the hometown team. brodin had four assists as a 17-year-old in the swedish elite league.|
|As the first team to make two selections in the first round, the avs select the big blueliner who finished his season with an impressive +40 rating|
|the offensively-skilled blueliner finished the year first among all OHL defensemen with 26 goals in 63 games.|
|The swiss skater led all WHL rookies in scoring with 85 points, was named the WHL’s Western Conference Rookie of the Year and ranked first among rookies and was tied for second overall with 27 points.|
|dallas drafted size on the blue line drafting the 6-7, 244-pound defenseman who led northeastern with a +13 rating.|
|the rangers don't agree with the final rankings and scoop up the no. 23 rated north american skater in the center from ohio. Miller led the u.S. with 13 points at the 2011 u-18 world championship.|
|the no.4 ranked european skater goes to the sabres after registering 29 points in finland's top league as a 17-year-old.|
|the habs add to their blueline with the no. 2 ranked north american defenseman.|
|Chicago grabs a centerman that led Prince Albert in assists (49) and finished second in points (81) leading the Raiders to the playoffs for the first time since 2006-07.|
|the oilers use their second first-round pick to add to their blueline, taking the no. 3 ranked european defenseman.|
|in a bit of a surprise, phoenix nabs the 6-3 blueliner who was ranked as the no. 25 north american skater, after not even being rated in the mid-term rankings.|
|the texan tied for the team lead in 2010-11 with 77 points in 68 games improving dramatically from the eight points (3-5--8) he registered in 33 games in 2009-10.|
|the maple leafs move up to grab the usa captain who had 28 points in 48 games this season.|
|the 6-foot blueliner ranked second among all defensemen in the whl playoffs with 20 points (6-14--20) in 21 games as Portland made it to the WHL final.|
|the ontario native racked up 34 goals and 69 points in 55 games before a hip injury ended his season.|
|the blueliner was the no. 53 rated north american skater in the final rankings but led all defensemen with four assists and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team.|
|the blackhawks trade brouwer to grab the quebec native who led Victoriaville in the 2011 playoffs with 15 points in nine games.|
|The no.11 ranked north american skater falls to the the lightning after leading the Knights with 30 goals and a +12 rating.|
|the wild trade to get another first round selection and use it to take the memorial cup winner, who ranked sixth in qmjhl scoring in with 95 points (38-57--95) in 67 games.|
|the denmark native was fifth among ohl rookies with 58 points in 61 games.|
|with the final pick of friday night, the ducks grab the winger who led plymouth rookies in scoring and was the youngest member of team sweden at the world junior championship.|
TRADES AFFECTING 2011 NHL DRAFT PICKS:
#8 - Philadelphia Flyers receive Columbus' 2011 first-round pick, 2011 third-round pick (No. 68) and Jakub Voracek for Jeff Carter, June 23, 2011.
#9 - Boston Bruins receive Toronto’s 2011 first-round pick, 2010 first-round pick (Tyler Seguin) and 2010 second-round pick (Jared Knight) for Phil Kessel, Sept. 18, 2009.
#11 - Colorado Avalanche receive St. Louis’ 2011 first-round pick, Erik Johnson and Jay McClement for Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and a conditional second-round pick (No. 32), Feb. 19, 2011.
#19 - Edmonton Oilers receive Los Angeles’ 2011 first-round pick, a 2012 conditional third-round pick and Colten Teubert for Dustin Penner, Feb. 28, 2011.
#21 - Ottawa Senators receive Nashville’s 2011 first-round pick and a 2012 conditional third-round pick for Mike Fisher, Feb. 10, 2011.
#22 - Toronto Maple Leafs receive Anaheim's 2011 first-round pick for 2011 first-round pick (No. 30) and second-round pick (No. 39).
#24 - Ottawa Senators receive Detroit's 2011 first-round pick for 2011 second-round picks (No. 35 and 48).
#25 - Toronto Maple Leafs receive Philadelphia’s 2011 first-round pick and 2011 third-round pick (No. 86) for Kris Versteeg, Feb. 14, 2011.
#26 - Chicago Blackhawks receive Washington's 2011 first-round pick for Troy Brouwer.
#28 - Minnesota Wild receive San Jose's 2011 first-round pick, Devin Setoguchi and Charlie Coyle for Brent Burns and a 2012 second-round pick.
#30 - Toronto Maple Leafs receive Boston’s 2011 first-round pick, a 2012 conditional second-round pick and Joe Colborne for Tomas Kaberle, Feb. 18, 2011.