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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
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2011 NHL Draft Tracker
first round team pos player team (league) INSTANT ANALYSIS
1 C ryan nugent-hopkins
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.
2 lw gabriel landeskog
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.
3 c jonathan huberdeau
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
4 d adam larsson
skelleftea (swe) larsson's wait is finally over as the top-rated european and the consensus best defenseman is taken by the devils.
5 C ryan strome
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.
6 c mika zibanejad
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.
8 c sean couturier
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.
9 d dougie hamilton
niagara (ohl) the cup champs take the 4th ranked north american skater, a tall, rangy defenseman who can skate.
10 d jonas brodin
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.
11 D Duncan Siemens
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
12 D Ryan Murphy
the offensively-skilled blueliner finished the year first among all OHL defensemen with 26 goals in 63 games.
13 LW SVEN BAErtschi
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.
14 D Jamie Oleksiak
dallas drafted size on the blue line drafting the 6-7, 244-pound defenseman who led northeastern with a +13 rating. 
15 C Jonathan miller
usA U-18
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.
16 rw joel armia
the no.4 ranked european skater goes to the sabres after registering 29 points in finland's top league as a 17-year-old.
17 D nathan beaulieu
saint john
the habs add to their blueline with the no. 2 ranked north american defenseman.
18 c mark mcneil
prince albert
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.
usA U-18
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.
usA U-18
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.
25 D Stuart percy
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.
26 lw phillip danault
the blackhawks trade brouwer to grab the quebec native who led Victoriaville in the 2011 playoffs with 15 points in nine games.
27 c vladislav namestnikov
The no.11 ranked north american skater falls to the the lightning after leading the Knights with 30 goals and a +12 rating.
28 c zack phillips
saint john
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.
29 lw/rw nicklas jensen
the denmark native was fifth among ohl rookies with 58 points in 61 games.
30 rw rickard rakell
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.


#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.
Minnesota Wild 2011 Draft Board
Position / PLAYER Height
/ Weight
1/10 6-1 / 169
1/28 C / zack phillips 6-0 / 175
traded to boston in exchange
for chuck kobasew
2/60 LW / Mario lucia 6-2 / 183
3/71 Traded to vancouver in exchange for no. 60 (mario lucia)
4/101 Traded to vancouver in exchange for no. 60 (mario lucia)
D / Nick Seeler
6-2 / 185
g / stephen michalek
6-2 / 183
C / tyler Graovac
6-3 / 179

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