2011 NHL Draft: 9 Players Who Will Play in the NHL This Season

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2011 NHL Draft: 9 Players Who Will Play in the NHL This Season
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As the NHL becomes a younger man’s league, it’s inevitable that players in their late teens will be given a better chance than ever to crack the lineups of the big clubs that draft them.

Most scouts suggested that the first half of round one was deep, and from there, it was a lot of interchangeable parts at the 2011 NHL draft. That fact is likely reflected by the number of first-rounders seen in the list that follows.

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