2012 NHL Mock Draft: Projecting All 7 Rounds in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
To the joy of hockey fans throughout the world, the 2012 NHL Entry Draft is now less than a week away.
General managers and their teams will have finalized their draft boards, strategized their plans of attack and prepared for their future players to be drafted.
For a year now, mock drafts have been made in anticipation of next Friday's event.
But few have undertaken the task of projecting the full seven rounds.
This is one of the few.
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1. Edmonton Oilers: Nail Yakupov
RW - Sarnia Sting (OHL) - 5'11" - 185
The Edmonton Oilers could use a defenseman here, but instead, they take the draft's best player. Russian Nail Yakupov will revolutionize the league with his speed, tenacity and skill, and he will bring the Edmonton Oilers closer to a title.
2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Filip Forsberg
LW - Leksand (Allsvenskan) - 6'2" - 181
The Columbus Blue Jackets need to find a new franchise forward to replace Rick Nash, who may leave this summer, and they find it in Swede Filip Forsberg. Ryan Johansen's new winger has a complete package of skills and is NHL-ready.
3. Montreal Canadiens: Mikhail Grigorenko
C - Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) - 6'3" - 200
The Montreal Canadiens are desperate for elite, first-line talent, and they find it in Mikhail Grigorenko. The QMJHL's finest Russian has size, skill and vision and is going to play a major role in kickstarting the Habs' resurgence.
4. New York Islanders: Ryan Murray
D - Everett Silvertips (WHL) - 6'1" - 195
The New York Islanders have spent 11 of their last 12 first-round picks on forwards and will finally solve their defensive problems with Ryan Murray. A prototypical two-way blueliner, Murray will become the perfect defensive complement to the Isles' young offensive superstars.
5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Alex Galchenyuk
C - Sarnia Sting (OHL) - 6'1" - 198
The Maple Leafs have for a while needed a franchise center, and after failing to find him in 2009 first-rounder Nazem Kadri, pick up Alex Galchenyuk. The Maple Leafs have already expressed interest in Nail Yakupov's dynamic linemate, who likely would have challenged for first overall had he not suffered a season-ending ACL injury in September.
6. Anaheim Ducks: Mathew Dumba
D - Red Deer Rebels (WHL) - 6'0" - 173
With Justin Schultz not signing a contract and deciding instead to become a free agent, the Ducks are thin in defensive prospects. That ends with Mathew Dumba, the draft's most physically threatening blueliner, who will become Cam Fowler's partner.
7. Minnesota Wild: Morgan Rielly
D - Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) - 6'0" - 190
For the second straight season, the Minnesota Wild grab a blue-chip defenseman in the top 10. Morgan Rielly, an offensive prodigy, could develop into a great partner for Jonas Brodin.
8. Carolina Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen
LW - Jokerit (SM-Liiga) - 5'11" - 165
With Jussi Jokinen approaching the back end of his career, the Carolina Hurricanes need scoring help on the wings, and behind Yakupov and Forsberg, Finn Teuvo Teravainen is the most offensively talented player in the draft.
Teravainen needs to add muscle to his skinny frame, but when he does, he could have one of the highest ceilings among players in the draft.
9. Winnipeg Jets: Jacob Trouba
D - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'2" - 193
The Winnipeg Jets could use help everywhere, but at ninth overall, Jacob Trouba is a can't-miss prospect. The University of Michigan commit has all the skills needed to be a leading NHL defenseman, and the league's newest team would love to pick up the shark-like defenseman this late in the draft.
10. Tampa Bay Lightning: Griffin Reinhart
D - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - 6'4" - 197
Five of the Tampa Bay Lightning's top defensemen are over the age of 30, and in a draft flush with top-class blueliners, the Bolts will likely look to capitalize on their defensive need later this week.
Griffin Reinhart has excellent size, great hockey IQ and solid offensive upside—all skills that will make him a favorite at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
11. Washington Capitals (from Colorado Avalanche): Radek Faksa
C - Kitchener Rangers (OHL) - 6'3" - 203
The Caps' lack of a true second-line center shone through in the playoffs, and to finally move forward in the postseason, general manager George McPhee needs to address the need.
Radek Faksa is big, European, hard-working and offensively dynamic—all qualities that will make him a perfect fit in D.C.
12. Buffalo Sabres: Brendan Gaunce
C - Belleville Bulls (OHL) - 6'2" - 215
The Buffalo Sabres center corps stands at an average height of 5'10" and 183 pounds and is desperate for an injection of size and strength. There are no better options in the draft than workhorse Brendan Gaunce, who projects as a high-end third-line center.
13. Dallas Stars: Sebastian Collberg
RW - Frölunda (Elitserien) - 5'11" - 176
The reason for the Dallas Stars' struggles this season was the lack of offense. Without Brad Richards, Loui Eriksson took a step back in his development. The Stars are desperate for a playmaker; they find one of the draft's best in Swede Sebastian Collberg.
14. Calgary Flames: Olli Maatta
D - London Knights (OHL) - 6'2" - 202
The Calgary Flames need help all over, and as a result, their greatest need is simply filling up on blue-chip prospects. Aside from T.J. Brodie, there are no top-four defensive prospects in the system.
That changes with Olli Maatta. The young Finn moves the puck well, is very solid in his own zone and would make the Flames very happy should he drop to 14th overall.
15. Ottawa Senators: Cody Ceci
D - Ottawa 67's (OHL) - 6'3" - 207
The Ottawa Senators have the most offensively promising prospect pool in the NHL, but with the graduation of 2009 first-rounder Jared Cowen, the team lacks defensive talents.
In Cody Ceci, they get a hometown kid who lives and breathes Ottawa. He is a physical force who is going to help bring out the best in Sens superstar Erik Karlsson.
16. Washington Capitals: Hampus Lindholm
D - Rögle (Elitserien) - 6'3" - 196
With John Carlson, Mike Green and Dmitry Orlov, the Caps' blue line is going to be strong for seasons to come. That said, the team's system lacks elite defensive defensemen, and with the biggest need already solved with Radek Faksa, the Caps address their second one.
In Hampus Lindholm, the Caps get a no-nonsense blueliner who excels in his own zone and will be a great complement to the offensive guys.
17. San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl
C - HC Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga) - 6'2" - 198
The San Jose Sharks have made just one first-round selection in the past four drafts, and that player, Charlie Coyle, was traded. The Sharks have stayed afloat through NCAA free-agent signings, but need to make a splash in this year's draft.
Joe Thornton is 32, so the Sharks need to look at getting a new top-six center. They'll look no further than Czech Tomas Hertl.
18. Chicago Blackhawks: Thomas Wilson
RW - Plymouth Whalers (OHL) - 6'4" 203
The 'Hawks signings of Andrew Brunette, Daniel Carcillo, Jamal Mayers and Sean O'Donnell, as well as their drafting of Phillip Danault and Mark McNeill, made clear their agenda a summer ago: They want to get tougher.
That continues with the most physically imposing forward in the draft, Thomas Wilson.
19. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Detroit Red Wings): Pontus Åberg
LW - Djurgården (Elitserien) - 5'11" - 194
Having picked up a defenseman, the Tampa Bay Lightning use their second first-rounder on a player that is going to help replace the scoring lost by Martin St. Louis down the road.
Pontus Åberg missed the World Juniors, but showed enough playing with men in the Swedish Elite League, getting 15 points in 47 games, to solidify his place as a first-rounder. He is physically mature enough to play in the NHL next year.
20. Philadelphia Flyers: Derrick Pouliot
D - Portland Winterhawks (WHL) - 5'11" - 190
Of the Flyers' top six defensemen, three are over the age of 36. Philly desperately needs to add depth and youth on the blue line, and they do so with Derrick Pouliot, a dynamic, two-way defenseman who is going to be a force on the power play,
21. Buffalo Sabres (from Nashville Predators): Andrei Vasilevski
G - Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) - 6'3" - 204
It is easy to forget that, come next season, Ryan Miller will be 32 years old. With the pick acquired from the Nashville Predators in the Paul Gaustad trade, the Buffalo Sabres get their goalie of the future with giant Russian World Juniors star Andrei Vasilevski.
A tireless netminder with a composed mentality, Vasilevski has a lightning-quick glove hand and sound lateral movement, though he doesn't always need to use it because of how much net he covers. He is a future NHL star.
22. Pittsburgh Penguins: Zemgus Girgensons
C - Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) - 6'2" - 198
The Penguins have made a living off having three great centers—Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal—but with all three of those set to be free agents over the next two summers, the Pens need to think about restocking the system.
They do so with Latvian Zemgus Girgensons, a hard-working, heart-and-soul center who has great goal-scoring upside and would fit seamlessly onto Pittsburgh's third line.
23. Florida Panthers: Colton Sissons
C - Kelowna Rockets (WHL) - 6'1" - 187
The Florida Panthers need to add role players to the team, and they do so with Colton Sissons. A player who could turn out to be a steal at 23rd overall, Sissons will bring grit, energy and scoring to the Panthers' third line. Hewill serve to be a great complement to the likes of Jonathan Huberdeau, Kris Versteeg and Stephen Weiss higher up the order.
24. Boston Bruins: Slater Koekkoek
D - Peterborough Petes (OHL) - 6'2" - 184
The Bruins will take the best player available, which this late is no doubt defenseman Slater Koekkoek. A player with a dominant two-way game and good special teams capabilities, Koekkoek was a consensus top-15 pick before he was sidelined by a shoulder injury in November.
This could turn out to be a steal for the Bruins.
25. St. Louis Blues: Matthew Finn
D - Guelph Storm (OHL) - 6'0" - 192
The St. Louis Blues could do with adding offensive players to their roster, but with Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko ready to step up, help is coming.
Instead, the Blues improve their defense with Matt Finn. A low-risk, high-reward selection, Finn is a steady blueliner who is sound in all facets of the game and is going to add stability to the St. Louis defensive corps.
26. Vancouver Canucks: Ville Pokka
D - Kärpät (SM-Liiga) - 6'0" - 196
With a well-rounded team and prospect group, the Vancouver Canucks will take the best player available, and that, at 26th overall, is Ville Pokka. The Finn will add good finesse and skill to a group that prioritizes with snarl and physical dominance, creating a good complement on the Vancouver blue line.
27. Phoenix Coyotes: Tanner Pearson
LW - Barrie Colts (OHL) - 6'0" - 195
The Phoenix Coyotes, to be a truly contending team, need to add more goal scoring to their roster. In Tanner Pearson, the Coyotes find an overage (birth year is 1992) offensive talent who can put the puck in the net.
He is seemingly ready for NHL duty, and if placed in the right scenario, he could be good for more than 20 goals in his rookie NHL season.
28. New York Rangers: Stefan Matteau
C - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'2" - 210
The New York Rangers, searching for role players, pick up the son of ex-Ranger Stephane Matteau. A center with good size, the ability to drive the net and a hard shot, Matteau could blossom into a dominant power forward for the Rangers. There have been questions over his work ethic, but those should dissolve when he breaks into the NHL.
29. New Jersey Devils: Mike Winther
C - Prince Albert Raiders (WHL) - 6'0" - 170
The Devils have next to no high-end offensive prospects. Using the pick they chose not to forfeit, the Devils correct that, picking Mike Winther. Playing on a struggling team this season, Winther put his offensive skills and power-play capabilities on full display.
With Zach Parise possibly gone, Winther would be a welcome addition to the Devils offense.
30. Los Angeles Kings: Martin Frk
RW - Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) - 6'0" - 200
The L.A. Kings will take a risk on a player on the best available player. Before a concussion this season, Frk was a consensus top-10 pick. He certainly still has the skill set that made him so highly rated for scouts, and if he develops well, the Czech power forward could be a steal for the Kings with the last pick in the first round.
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31. Columbus Blue Jackets: Malcolm Subban
G - Belleville Bulls (OHL) - 6'1" - 188
Having added offense, the Blue Jackets get their goalie of the future with the very athletic Malcolm Subban.
32. Edmonton Oilers: Brady Skjei
D - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'3" - 200
The Oilers, with Yakupov in hand, continue to add to their defensive corps with big blueliner Brady Skjei.
33. Montreal Canadiens: Nikolay Prokhorkin
LW - CSKA (KHL) - 6'3" - 191
Their second Russian off the board, skillful power forward Nikolay Prokhorkin is Mikhail Grigorenko's future winger on the Habs' first line.
34. New York Islanders: Oscar Dansk
G - Brynäs (Elitserien) - 6'3" - 186
Needing a secure goaltender, the Islanders turn to Swede Oscar Dansk. The latest Brynäs net product has superstar potential.
35. Toronto Maple Leafs: Phillip Di Giuseppe
LW - University of Michigan (CCHA) - 6'0" - 176
Phil Di Giuseppe is big, strong and talented—a typical Brian Burke player.
36. Anaheim Ducks: Nicolas Kerdiles
LW - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'2" - 201
The Anaheim Ducks draft California's latest product. The power forward will be a good second-liner at the NHL level.
37. Nashville Predators (from Minnesota Wild): Boo Nieves
C - Kent School (USHS) - 6'3" - 184
With the first of two second-rounders acquired via the Anders Lindbäck trade with Tampa Bay, the Predators pick up some much-needed scoring help.
38. Carolina Hurricanes: Dalton Thrower
D - Saskatoon Blades (WHL) - 6'0" - 189
With an aging blue-line corps, the Carolina Hurricanes get the draft's most physically dominant defenseman.
39. Winnipeg Jets: Daniil Zharkov
LW - Belleville Bulls (OHL) - 6'3" - 202
Alex Burmistrov's future linemate becomes the third Bulls player drafted.
40. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jordan Schmaltz
D - Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) - 6'2" - 185
The Lightning are desperate for offensive blueliners, and they get one of the draft's finest with North Dakota-commit Jordan Schmaltz. The Lightning leave the second round with an impressive haul of Griffin Reinhart, Pontus Åberg and Jordan Schmaltz through two.
41. Colorado Avalanche: Anton Slepyshev
LW - Metallurg Novokuznetsk (KHL) - 6'2" - 187
The Avalanche, with their first pick, pick up a goal-scoring complement to Gabriel Landeskog.
42. Buffalo Sabres: Mark Jankowski
C - Stanstead College (CAHS) - 6'3" - 170
The Buffalo Sabres continue to add size to their roster with an elite goal scorer from a Quebec boarding school.
43. Dallas Stars: Scott Laughton
C - Oshawa Generals (OHL) - 6'0" - 180
The gritty two-way forward is a potential first-rounder. At 43rd overall, he is the best player available by far.
44. Buffalo Sabres (from Calgary Flames): Scott Kosmachuk
RW - Guelph Storm (OHL) - 6'0" - 183
The Sabres continue to add size and energy through role players. Scott Kosmachuk and Mark Jankowski could be future linemates.
45. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Ottawa Senators): Michael Matheson
D - Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) - 6'1" - 178
The Blue Jackets have drafted already a forward and a goalie; now they get their blueliner. Michael Matheson is a low-risk, stay-at-home prospect.
46. Minnesota Wild (from Washington Capitals): Jarrod Maidens
C - Owen Sound Attack (OHL) - 6'1" - 178
With their wealth of talented offensive prospects, the Wild could look to add role players. Maidens is the best available.
47. Carolina Hurricanes (from San Jose Sharks): Lukas Sutter
C - Saskatoon Blades (WHL) - 6'0" - 214
The 'Canes acquire their third Sutter member in Lukas, a fight-happy, physical forward who has all the tools to be an elite third-line center.
48. Chicago Blackhawks: Brandon Whitney
G - Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) - 6'5" - 196
The Blackhawks must add goaltending quality and depth to their prospect pool, and they do so with giant netminder Brandon Whitney. He will compete with Corey Crawford down the line.
49. Detroit Red Wings: Ludvig Byström
D - Modo (Elitserien) - 6'1" - 208
With their first pick, the Wings begin preparing for life without Lidström, drafting the second-highest-rated Swedish defenseman in the draft.
50. Nashville Predators (from Philadelphia Flyers): Patrick Sieloff
D - USNTP (USHL) - 6'0" - 198
With Ryan Suter likely gone, the Predators need defensemen. Patrick Sieloff is an intimidating, physical, defensive defenseman.
51. Montreal Canadiens (from Nashville Predators): Sam Kurker
RW - Saint John's Prep (USHS) - 6'2" - 198
It is imperative that the Montreal Canadiens add character to their bottom six, and they do so with Boston University-bound Sam Kurker, a physically imposing winger.
52. Pittsburgh Penguins: Andreas Athanasiou
C - London Knights (OHL) - 6'0" - 180
53. Florida Panthers: Trevor Carrick
D - Mississauga St Michael's Majors (OHL) - 6'2" - 172
As they continue to round out their impressive prospect pool, the Panthers will look for offensive defensemen. More than anyone available at this point, Trevor Carrick has great offensive upside and two-way potential.
54. Washington Capitals (from Boston Bruins): Josh Anderson
RW - London Knights (OHL) - 6'1" - 183
Dale Hunter, who will be present at the draft, has his say, as the Caps pick up London Knights winger Josh Anderson. Undrafted in the OHL, Anderson is a dangerous offensive talent.
55. San Jose Sharks (Compensatory): Jake Paterson
G - Saginaw Spirit (OHL) - 6'2" - 183
The Sharks need a goaltending project they can allow to develop behind Antti Niemi. Jake Paterson is a solid prospect with a high ceiling.
56. St. Louis Blues: Chandler Stephenson
LW - Regina Pats (WHL) - 5'11" - 192
Goal scoring is a question mark for the Blues. Stephenson, while small, likes to push the play and can put the puck in the net.
57. Vancouver Canucks: Brian Hart
RW - Exeter (USHS) - 6'2" - 216
The Canucks have said they want to get bigger. They do so with Brian Hart, an offensive talent with great technical skills and the size to complement them.
58. Phoenix Coyotes: Tim Bozon
LW - Kamloops Blazers (WHL) - 6'0" - 175
The Coyotes need forwards, and they continue to build on their young group with French winger Timothy Bozon. A creative forward with great skill, Bozon is a few years from NHL duty, but he'll have a high ceiling when he comes.
59. New York Rangers: Zachary Stepan
C - Shattuck-St. Mary's (USHS) - 6'0" - 166
With no glaring holes in the prospect pool, the Rangers can afford to take a risk on Derek's cousin. Time at the prolific Shattuck-St. Mary's boarding school has taught Zach Stepan how to play an effective two-way game, something that will suit him well in New York.
60. New Jersey Devils: Erik Karlsson
LW - Frölunda (Elitserien) - 6'0" - 162
The New Jersey Devils need forwards, and Swedes from Frölunda with the name Erik Karlsson have a 100 percent NHL success rate.
61. Dallas Stars (from Los Angeles Kings): Gemel Smith
C - Owen Sound Attack (OHL) - 5'10" - 161
The Dallas Stars will continue to build on their forward corps, taking the best offensive player available. At 61st overall, that is dynamic center Gemel Smith.
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62. Columbus Blue Jackets: Tomas Hyka
RW - Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) - 5'11" - 164
Undrafted a year ago, the young Czech playmaker put himself back on the map after an impressive year in the QMJHL.
63. Edmonton Oilers: Anthony Stolarz
G - Corpus Christi (NAHL) - 6'5" - 200
Giant goaltender has immense raw talent—a project pick for the Oilers.
64. Montreal Canadiens: Francis Beauvillier
LW - Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) - 6'1" - 176
Skilled playmaker Beauvillier becomes the first French-Canadian drafted by new GM Marc Bergevin.
65. New York Islanders: Richard Tanner
C - Guelph Storm (OHL) - 6'0" - 182
Swiss forward has an all-around game well suited to the direction the Islanders' franchise is moving.
66. Nashville Predators (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Jake McCabe
D - University of Wisconsin (WCHA) - 6'0" - 195
The Predators continue to build on their blue-line corps with a mature two-way talent.
67. St. Louis Blues (from Anaheim Ducks): Mikko Vainonen
D - HIFK (SM-Liiga) - 6'3" - 205
Defensive blueliner adds size and strength to a St. Louis Blues defense that could do with being bigger.
68. Minnesota Wild: Joonas Korpisalo
G - Jokerit (SM-Liiga) - 6'2" - 173
Minnesota get their future No. 1 netminder in a lanky, WHL-bound raw talent.
69. Carolina Hurricanes: Jon Gillies
G - Indiana Ice (USHL) - 6'5" - 217
Jon Gillies is a project to develop in goal for a team with very few goaltending prospects.
70. Winnipeg Jets: Chris Calnan
RW - Nobles (USHS) - 6'2" - 188
Jets address lack of size up front with blossoming high school power forward.
71. Tampa Bay Lightning: Brady Vail
C - Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - 6'0" - 195
If developed well, this Florida native has second-line potential.
72. Colorado Avalanche: Dane Fox
C - Erie Otters (OHL) - 6'0" - 185
With just their second pick in the draft, the Avs will add the best player they can find. Dane Fox brings energy and a solid two-way game.
73. Buffalo Sabres: Matia Marcantuoni
C - Kitchener Rangers (OHL) - 6'0" - 194
Before a bad season, Marcantuoni was seen as a potential top-10 pick. The Sabres take a risk on the speedy two-way center.
74. Dallas Stars: Damon Severson
D - Kelowna Rockets (WHL) - 6'2" - 193
In picking the best player available, snarly blueliner Damon Severson, the Stars add to an already impressive defensive pipeline.
75. Calgary Flames: Brock McGinn
LW - Guelph Storm (OHL) - 5'11" - 174
With their second selection, the Flames get an intriguing prospect with a great mix of physical play and skill.
76. Ottawa Senators: Coda Gordon
LW - Swift Current Broncos (WHL) - 6'1" - 171
Checking-line winger can go to the net and score. He'd be a good complement to the likes of Jakob Silfverberg and Mika Zibanejad
77. Washington Capitals: Henrik Samuelsson
RW - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - 6'2" - 211
Clever Swede was instrumental in leading his WHL team to the Memorial Cup finals, helping his draft stock in the process.
78. Philadelphia Flyers (from San Jose Sharks): Matthew Deblouw
C - Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) - 6'0" - 185
Hard-working forward spent this season slowly recovering from a lacerated spleen. His potential is higher than his numbers suggest.
79. Chicago Blackhawks: Robert Baillargeon
C - Indiana Ice (USHL) - 6'0" - 170
Playmaker is the best player available and would be a welcome addition to a 'Hawks prospect pool starved on skill.
80. Detroit Red Wings: Branden Troock
RW - Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) - 6'2" - 190
The Detroit Red Wings need to add size to their forward corps. Troock has managed to find success despite playing on a struggling team.
81. Phoenix Coyotes (from Philadelphia Flyers): Brett Kulak
D - Vancouver Giants (WHL) - 6'1" - 180
The Phoenix Coyotes have one of most promising blue lines in the NHL, but Kulak is a very smart defenseman with a high ceiling. He is undoubtedly worth a third-round pick.
82. Ottawa Senators (from Nashville Predators): Ben Johnson
C - Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - 6'0" - 186
Johnson doesn't excel in any one area of the game, but he has great speed and is well rounded. He could be molded into any role by the Senators.
83. Pittsburgh Penguins: James Melindy
D - Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) - 6'3" - 191
The Penguins have a number of good defensive prospects, but none of them have the size James Melindy can provide. He can drop the gloves, too.
84. Florida Panthers: Artur Gavrus
LW - Owen Sound Attack (OHL) - 5'10" - 168
Belarussian Artur Gavrus gained fame after being recklessly hit by 2013-eligible Max Domi, but it is his game that scouts like. He is skillful and has all the tools needed to be a productive scorer for the Panthers.
85. Boston Bruins: Andrey Makarov
G - Saskatoon Blades (WHL) - 6'1" - 180
Russian World Juniors star (made 57 saves on 58 shots in the final against Sweden) will provide long-term competition with Mike Hutchinson and Tuukka Rask in net.
86. St. Louis Blues: Devin Shore
C - Whitby Fury (OJHL) - 6'0" - 184
Skillful 17-year-old tore up the Ontario Junior A Hockey League. Shore is committed to the University of Maine for next season.
87. Anaheim Ducks (from Vancouver Canucks): Kenton Helgesen
D - Calgary Hitmen (WHL) - 6'3" - 186
The Anaheim Ducks must add size to their defensive corps. Kenton Helgesen does everything you need a defensive defenseman to do.
88. Phoenix Coyotes: Mitchell Moroz
LW - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - 6'2" - 209
The Coyotes need to add third- or fourth-line wingers. Mitchell Moroz is the prototypical energy-line forward.
89: New York Rangers: Francois Tremblay
G - Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL) - 6'2" - 186
The Rangers want a netminder to develop in Henrik Lundqvist's shadow. Tremblay is talented.
90. New Jersey Devils: Ryan Culkin
D - Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) - 6'1" - 174
Determined youngster will bring offensive punch to the Devils' blue line.
91. Edmonton Oilers (from Los Angeles Kings): Esa Lindell
D - Jokerit (SM-Liiga) - 6'3" - 194
Finn brings Oscar Klefbom-like size to the Oilers' developing blue line.
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92. Pittsburgh Penguins (from Columbus Blue Jackets): Christophe Lalancette
RW - Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) - 6'0" - 168
French-Canadian winger has grit and energy, but second-line scoring upside.
93. Edmonton Oilers: Logan Nelson
C - Victoria Royals (WHL) - 6'1" - 180
The young power forward, passed over in last year's draft, would be a good complement to the more skillful players in the Oilers' lineup.
94. Montreal Canadiens: Charles Hudon
LW - Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) - 5'10" - 170
The Montreal Canadiens need scorers. Hudon is small and struggled this season, but the talent is undeniably there.
95. Columbus Blue Jackets (from New York Islanders): Jimmy Vesey
LW - South Shore Kings (EJHL) - 6'1" - 200
Physical forward from smaller league could be a good option behind Filip Forsberg.
96. New Jersey Devils (from Columbus Blue Jackets): A.J. Michaelson
C - Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) - 6'1" - 192
Skillful forward rocketed up draft boards this season after impressive USHL season.
97. Anaheim Ducks: Jujhar Khaira
LW - Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) - 6'3" - 182
The Ducks could do with adding size to their wings. Khaira is big.
98. Minnesota Wild: Dylan Blujus
D - Brampton Battalion (OHL) - 6'3" - 193
The Wild will look for big, physical defensemen to complement Jonas Brodin and Morgan Rielly.
99. Carolina Hurricanes: Brian Cooper
D - Fargo Force (USHL) - 5'10" - 184
Offensive defenseman in the Ryan Murphy mold is an NCAA-bound project.
100. Washington Capitals (from Winnipeg Jets): Franky Palazzese
G - Kitchener Rangers (OHL) - 6'0" - 160
The Caps have had success drafting goalies in the fourth round. Franky Palazzese is another good goaltender to add to the mix.
101. Tampa Bay Lightning: Vyacheslav Osnovin
C - Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL) - 6'0" - 180
The Lightning haven't shied away from drafting Russians under Steve Yzerman. Osnovin would go higher if not for "the Russian factor."
102. Phoenix Coyotes (from Colorado Avalanche): Riley Barber
RW - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'0" - 194
Riley Barber is another top-six forward for a team that needs them.
103. New York Islanders (from Buffalo Sabres): Devin Tringale
LW - Lawrence (USHS) - 6'0" - 186
Devin Tringale is a physical specimen who loves to go to the corners. He'll be a great complement to Nino Niederreiter.
104. Dallas Stars: Daniel O'Regan
C - St. Sebastian (USHS) - 5'9" - 162
The Dallas Stars need skillful players at the top of the order. The diminutive O'Regan has all the skill in the world.
105. Calgary Flames: Nicholas Walters
D - Everett Silvertips (WHL) - 6'2" - 187
With Olli Maatta in the mix, Walters adds size to the Flames' blue line corps.
106. Ottawa Senators: Max Iafrate
D - Kitchener Rangers (OHL) - 6'1" - 198
Al's son will add depth to the only short-handed area of the Senators' prospect pool.
107. Washington Capitals: Niklas Tikkinen
D - Espoo Blues (SM-Liiga) - 5'11" - 172
Tikkinen is a dominant offensive prospect. He'll take time, but he has a high ceiling.
108. Anaheim Ducks (from San Jose Sharks): Dakota Mermis
D - Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) - 5'11" - 188
Another two-way defenseman added to a suddenly deep and talented Ducks blue-line group.
109. Chicago Blackhawks: Reece Willcox
D - Merritt Centennials (BCHL) - 6'3" - 184
The Blackhawks want to get tougher, and Willcox is a big guy.
110. Detroit Red Wings: Erik Thorell
C - Färjestad (Elitserien) - 5'10" - 185
Passed on twice, Erik Thorell has impressed this season. A typical Red Wings player.
111. Philadelphia Flyers: Nick Ebert
D - Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - 6'0" - 200
Before a bad season, Ebert was a consensus top-10 pick. The Flyers take a chance on the physical blueliner.
112 Nashville Predators: Joonas Donskoi
RW - Kärpät (SM-Liiga) - 6'0" - 187
Joonas Donskoi was drafted in the fourth round by the Panthers in 2010, but was unsigned. An elite goal scorer.
113. Pittsburgh Penguins: Adam Johnson
LW - Hibbing (USHS) - 5'11" - 150
The Minnesota high school junior, while slender, has mesmerizing talent.
114. Florida Panthers: Samuel Fejes
LW - Shattuck-St. Mary's (USHS) - 6'1" - 190
Strong winger would look good on the Panthers' third line next to Colton Sissons.
115. Carolina Hurricanes (from Boston Bruins): Kevin Roy
C - Lincoln Stars (USHL) - 5'9" - 160
A skillful center who has dropped because of his size, Roy has the will and perseverance to crack an NHL roster.
116. St. Louis Blues: Patrik Bartosak
G - Red Deer Rebels (WHL) - 6'0" - 181
Bartosak will compete with Jake Allen for a long-term spot in the Blues net.
117. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Vancouver Canucks): Calle Andersson
D - Färjestad (Elitserien) - 6'2" - 208
Andersson is a big, strong defenseman. The Blue Jackets need those.
118. Nashville Predators (from Phoenix Coyotes): Quentin Shore
C - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'2" - 189
The Predators continue to pile on the forwards with Quentin Shore, an all-around forward with special teams expertise.
119. New York Rangers: Thomas Di Pauli
C - USNTDP (USHL) - 5'11" - 188
If he develops well, Di Pauli could be a two-way, second-line center at MSG.
120. Carolina Hurricanes (from New Jersey Devils): Justin Kea
C - Saginaw Spirit (OHL) - 6'4" - 212
Giant center would create a scary one-two punch with Eric Staal.
121. Los Angeles Kings: Alexander Gonye
LW - Deerfield (USHS) - 6'1" - 166
The L.A. Kings need left-wingers. Gonye is raw, but talented.
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122. Calgary Flames (from Columbus Blue Jackets): Matej Beran
C - Prince Edward Island Rocket (QMJHL) - 6'5" - 211
123. Edmonton Oilers: Graham Black
C - Swift Current Broncos (WHL) - 5'11" - 173
124. New York Islanders (from Montreal Canadiens): Steven Hodges
C - Victoria Royals (WHL) - 5'11" - 178
125. New York Islanders: Doyle Somerby
D - Kimball Union (USHS) - 6'5" - 232
126. Toronto Maple Leafs: Frank Vatrano
C - USNTDP (USHL) - 5'10" - 218
127. Anaheim Ducks: Travis Brown
D - Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) - 6'2" - 179
128. Minnesota Wild: Austin Wuthrich
RW - University of Notre Dame (CCHA) - 6'1" - 190
129. Carolina Hurricanes: Paul De Jersey
RW - Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) - 6'3" - 197
130. Winnipeg Jets: Adam Gilmour
RW - Nobles (USHS) - 6'2" - 193
131. Tampa Bay Lightning: Tyrel Seaman
C - Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) - 6'2" - 196
132. Colorado Avalanche: Christian Djoos
D - Brynäs (Elitserien) - 5'11" - 158
133. Buffalo Sabres: Ashton Sautner
D - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - 6'0" - 184
134. Dallas Stars: Philip Tot
RW - Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) - 6'2" - 197
135. New Jersey Devils (from Calgary Flames): Justin Auger
RW - Guelph Storm (OHL) - 6'6" - 216
136. Ottawa Senators: Joshua Hanson
D - Portland Winterhawks (WHL) - 6'3" - 199
137. Washington Capitals: Nikita Gusev
LW - CSKA (KHL) - 5'9" - 163
138. San Jose Sharks: Jacob Montgomery
LW - Shattuck-St. Mary's (USHS) - 6'1" - 191
139. Chicago Blackhawks: Matthew Beattie
LW - Exeter (USHS) - 6'3" - 173
140. Detroit Red Wings: Petr Straka
RW - Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) - 6'0" - 194
141. Philadelphia Flyers: Daniel Altshuller
G - Oshawa Generals (WHL) - 6'3" - 191
142. Nashville Predators: Kristoff Kontos
C - Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL) - 6'1" - 199
143. Pittsburgh Penguins: Andrew Ryan
LW - Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) - 6'2" - 207
144. Dallas Stars (from Florida Panthers): Jean Auren
G - Sport Vaasa (Jr SM-Liiga) - 6'2" - 187
145. Boston Bruins: Brendan Leipsic
LW - Portland Winterhawks (WHL) - 5'9" - 165
146. St. Louis Blues: John Draeger
D - Shattuck-St. Mary's (USHS) - 6'2" - 186
147. Vancouver Canucks: Mikael Wikstrand
D - Mora (Allsvenskan) - 6'1" - 183
148. Phoenix Coyotes: Adam Pelech
D - Erie Otters (OHL) - 6'2" - 194
149. Chicago Blackhawks (from New York Rangers): Connor Brown
RW - Erie Otters (OHL) - 5'11" - 160
150. New Jersey Devils: Joey Leach
D - Kootenay Ice (WHL) - 6'2" - 187
151. Los Angeles Kings: Joel Wigle
RW - Niagara IceDogs (OHL) - 6'3" - 196
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152. Columbus Blue Jackets: Austin Farley
LW - Fargo Force (USHL) - 5'8" - 168
153. Edmonton Oilers: John Stevens
C - Salisbury (USHS) - 6'1" - 175
154. Montreal Canadiens: Etienne Marcoux
G - Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (QMJHL) - 6'0" - 155
155. New York Islanders: Valeri Vasiliev
D - Spartak (KHL) - 6'1" - 203
156. Toronto Maple Leafs: Gianluca Curcuruto
D - Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) - 6'0" - 195
157. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim Ducks): Chris Tierney
C - London Knights (OHL) - 6'0" - 181
158. Minnesota Wild: Chris Driedger
G - Calgary Hitmen (WHL) - 6'3" - 187
159. Carolina Hurricanes: Cody Corbett
D - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - 6'0" - 205
160. Winnipeg Jets: Matej Machovsky
G - Brampton Battalion (OHL) - 6'2" - 191
161. Tampa Bay Lightning: Evgeni Krutikov
LW - Spartak (KHL) - 6'1" - 174
162. Colorado Avalanche: Adam Janosik
D - Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) - 5'11" - 176
163. Buffalo Sabres: Connor Carrick
D - USNTDP (USHL) - 5'11" - 185
164. Nashville Predators (from Dallas Stars): Vincent Hinostroza
C - Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) - 5'9" - 158
165. Calgary Flames: Theodor Blueger
C - Shattuck-St. Mary's (USHS) - 6'0" - 171
166. Ottawa Senators: Brock Beukeboom
D - Niagara IceDogs (OHL) - 6'2" - 201
167. Washington Capitals: Troy Donnay
D - Erie Otters (OHL) - 6'7" - 180
168. San Jose Sharks: Michael Clarke
C - Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - 6'2" - 184
169. Chicago Blackhawks: Sondre Olden
RW - Erie Otters (OHL) - 6'4" - 185
170. Detroit Red Wings: Nicholas Bligh
C - South Shore Kings (EJHL) - 6'0" - 175
171. Los Angeles Kings (from Philadelphia Flyers): Francois Brassard
G - Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) - 6'1" - 154
172. Nashville Predators: Troy Bourke
LW - Prince George Cougars (WHL) - 5'10" - 156
173. Pittsburgh Penguins: Henri Ikonen
LW - KalPa (SM-Liiga) - 6'0" - 198
174. Florida Panthers: Chris Marchese
LW - Windsor Spitfires (OHL) - 6'0" - 208
175. Boston Bruins: Erik Nemec
C - Vitkovice (Czech Extraliga) - 6'0" - 161
176. St. Louis Blues: Anton Zlobin
RW - Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) - 5'11" - 195
177. Vancouver Canucks: Jordan Martinook
LW - South Shore Kings (EJHL) - 6'0" - 202
178. Phoenix Coyotes: Cameron Darcy
RW - USNTDP (USHL) - 6'0" - 189
179: Nashville Predators (New York Rangers): Morgan Zulinick
C - Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) - 5'10" - 183
180. New Jersey Devils: Rasmus Kulmala
C - TPS (SM-Liiga) - 5'8" - 160
181. Los Angeles Kings: Jesse Graham
D - Niagara IceDogs (OHL) - 5'11" - 170
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182. Columbus Blue Jackets: Will Merchant
LW - Eagan (USHS) - 6'1" - 172
183. Los Angeles Kings (from Edmonton Oilers): Raphael Bussieres
LW - Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) - 6'1" - 195
184. Phoenix Coyotes (from Montreal Canadiens): Michael Houser
G - London Knights (OHL) - 6'1" - 190
185. New York Islanders: Alex Iafallo
C - Fargo Force (USHL) - 5'11" - 165
186. Calgary Flames (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Taylor Leier
LW - Portland Winterhawks (WHL) - 5'10" - 174
187. Anaheim Ducks: Jaynen Rissling
D - Calgary Hitmen (WHL) - 6'4" - 223
188. Minnesota Wild: Dillon Fournier
D - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - 6'2" - 173
189. Carolina Hurricanes: Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall
LW - Timrå (Elitserien) - 6'0" - 176
190. Winnipeg Jets: Jake Dotchin
D - Owen Sound Attack (OHL) - 6'2" - 207
191. San Jose Sharks (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Denis Kamaev
RW - Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL) - 5'11" - 172
192. Colorado Avalanche: Brendan Collier
LW - Malden Catholic (USHS) - 5'9" - 168
193. Buffalo Sabres: Mackenzie MacEachern
LW - Brother Rice (USHS) - 6'3" - 180
194. Dallas Stars: Marcus McIvor
D - Brampton Battalion (OHL) - 6'1" - 203
195. Washington Capitals (from Calgary Flames): Nathan Walker
LW - Vitkovice (Czech Extraliga) - 5'9" - 185
196. Ottawa Senators: Tobias Törnkvist
RW - Rögle (Elitserien) - 6'4" - 190
197. Washington Capitals: Justin Wade
D - Fargo Force (USHL) - 6'2" - 208
198. San Jose Sharks: Justin Hamonic
D - Tri-City Americans (WHL) - 6'3" - 200
199. Chicago Blackhawks: Kevin Duane
RW - Brunswick Prep (USHS) - 6'4" - 219
200. Detroit Red Wings: Wade Murphy
RW - Penticton Vees (BCHL) - 5'11" - 173
201. Philadelphia Flyers: Cody Payne
RW - Plymouth Whalers (OHL) - 6'2" - 201
202. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Nashville Predators): Marek Langhamer
G - Pardubice (Czech Extraliga) - 6'2" - 181
203. Washington Capitals (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Dominic Toninato
C - Duluth East (USHS) - 6'1" - 165
204. Buffalo Sabres (from Florida Panthers): Jake Bischoff
D - Grand Rapids (USHS) - 6'0" - 178
205. Boston Bruins: Alessio Bertaggia
LW - Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) - 5'8" - 160
206. St Louis Blues: Shayne Gostisbehere
D - Union College (ECAC) - 5'11" - 160
207. Vancouver Canucks: Alex Gudbranson
D - Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) - 6'2" - 206
208. Phoenix Coyotes: Zachary Mitchell
RW - Guelph Storm (OHL) - 6'0" - 178
209. Toronto Maple Leafs (from New York Rangers): Matthew Lane
C - USNTDP (USHL) - 5'10" - 172
210. Anaheim Ducks (from New Jersey Devils): Linus Ullmark
G - Modo (Elitserien) - 6'3" - 198
211. Los Angeles Kings: Justin Hache
D - Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) - 6'1" - 188