Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 Mock NHL Draft

By: Tim Brennan

As all the teams look to bolster their futures with talented prospects in Los Angeles, we ask the question, "Who will be picked first?". The Edmonton Oilers hold the number one spot after a disastrous 2009-10 season that saw the team win only 27 regular season games. It's a toss up between Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin to go #1. Both are intriguing players and whoever misses out on one will be satisfied with the other. Here's how we think this draft will go:

1. Edmonton Oilers select: Taylor Hall, LW, Windsor (OHL)
2. Boston Bruins (from Toronto) select: Tyler Seguin, C, Plymouth (OHL)
3. Florida Panthers select: Cam Fowler, D, Windsor (OHL)
4. Columbus Blue Jackets select: Brett Connolly, RW, Prince George (WHL)
5. New York Islanders select: Erik Gudbranson, D, Kingston (OHL)
6. Tampa Bay Lightning select: Nino Niederreiter, LW, Portland (WHL)
7. Carolina Hurricanes select: Brandon Gormley, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
8. Atlanta Thrashers select: Alex Burmistrov, C, Barrie (OHL)
9. Minnesota Wild select: Mikael Granlund, C, HIFK (Finland)
10. New York Rangers select: Ryan Johansen, C, Portland (WHL)
11. Dallas Stars select: Derek Forbort, D, U.S. NTDP
12. Anaheim Ducks select: Austin Watson, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
13. Phoenix Coyotes (from Calgary) select: Nick Bjugstad, C, Blaine H.S. (USA)
14. St. Louis Blues select: Jeffrey Skinner, C, Kitchener (OHL)
15. Florida Panthers (from Boston) select: Jon Merrill, D, U.S. NTDP
16. Ottawa Senators select: Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, Novosibirsk (KHL)
17. Colorado Avalanche select: Jack Campbell, G, U.S. NTDP
18. Nashville Predators select: Emerson Etem, C, Medicine Hat (WHL)
19. Los Angeles Kings select: Tyler Pitlick, C, Minnesota State (WCHA)
20. Pittsburgh Penguins select: John McFarland, C, Sudbury (OHL)
21. Detroit Red Wings select: Quinton Howden, LW, Moose Jaw (WHL)
22. Phoenix Coyotes select: Mark Pysyk, D, Edmonton (WHL)
23. Buffalo Sabres select: Jarred Tinordi, D, U.S. NTDP
24. Chicago Blackhawks (from Atlanta) select: Beau Bennett, RW, Princeton (Jr.A)
25. Vancouver Canucks select: Dylan McIlrath, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
26. Washington Capitals select: Riley Sheahan, C, Notre Dame (CCHA)
27. Montreal Canadiens select: Kevin Hayes, LW, Noble (USHS)
28. San Jose Sharks select: Charlie Coyle, RW, South Shore (Jr.A)
29. Anaheim Ducks (from Philadelphia) select: Jaden Schwartz, C, Tri-City (USHL)
30. Chicago Blackhawks select: Justin Faulk, D, U.S. NTDP

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