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2010 Mock Draft: Picks 1-10

1. Edmonton Oilers- Taylor Hall-LW- Windsor Spitfires (OHL)- NHL Comparable: Pavel Bure

Stats: GP 57, G 40, A 66, Pts. 106

Hard to pass up this explosive offensive player. The duo of Hall and Jordan Eberle will be dangerous.

Future Lines:

HALL-Eberle-Hemsky

Paajarvi-Gagner-R.Jones

2. Boston Bruins (from TOR)- Erik Gudbrandson D- Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)- NHL Comparable: Chris Pronger

Stats: GP 41, G 2, A 21, Pts. 23, +11

The Bruins shock everyone by not picking Tyler Seguin because of their depth down the middle. Instead, they pick a successor to Zdeno Chara. He is a future #1 with good size at 6'3" and good passing

Future Lines:

GUDBRANSON-Wideman

Alexandrov-Cross

3. Florida Panthers- Tyler Seguin C- Pylmouth Whalers (OHL)- NHL Comparable: Joe Sakic

Stats: GP 63, G 48, A 58, Pts. 106, +17

The Panthers build around this exremely talented young playmaker

Booth-SEGUIN-Horton

Olesz-Weiss-Repik

4, Columbus Blue Jackets- Brandon Gormley D- Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)- NHL Comparable: Duncan Keith

Stats: GP 58, G 16, A 54, Pts. 70, +31

A great two-way and potential #1 d-man, he could fit nicely into the current group of offensive d-men in the jackets organization

GORMLEY-Moore

Russel-Tyutin

5. New York Islanders- Cam Fowler D- Windsor Spitfires (OHL)- NHL Comparable: Brian Leetch or Tomas Kaberle

Stats: GP 55, G 8, A 47, Pts. 55, +38

Fowler is a very skilled and smart puck-moving defenseman. Just what the Isles need. Also a good complement to de Haan.

FOWLER-de Haan

Harmonic-Gervais

6. Tampa Bay Lightning- Nino Niederreiter LW- Portland Winterhawks (WHL)- NHL Comparable: Rick Nash

Stats: GP 65, G 36, A 24, Pts. 60, +11

One of the most talked about prospects entering the draft, Swiss-phenom Niederreiter has shown great hockey sense along with great two-way play, back-checking, and somewhat of a mean-streak. Could be Stamkos's go-to guy for years to come

NIEDERREITER-Stamkos-Ashton

Malone-Tyrell-Panik

7. Carolina Hurricanes- Brett Connolly RW- Prince George Cougars (WHL)- NHL Comparable: Jeff Carter

Stats: GP 16, G 10, A 9, Pts. 19

Connolly missed much of the year with a hip injury which ended up requiring surgery dropping his stock, but nevertheless, he has great size and strength, along with great hands and the potential to be a big time goal scorer.

Ruutu-Staal-CONNOLLY

Bowman-Boychuk-Dwyer

8. Atlanta Thrashers- Ryan Johanssen C- Portland Winterhawks (WHL)- NHL Comparable: Jean Ratelle

Stats: GP 71, G 25, A 44, Pts. 69

This kid has seen his stock rise all year and the Thrashers will need a new first line center to replace Nik Antropov in the near future. He is a strong skater, great puck distributor and scorer.

E.Kane-JOHANSSEN-Little

Bergfors-Cormier-Armstrong

9. Minnesota Wild- Alexander Burmistrov F- Barrie Colts (OHL)- NHL Comparable: Vincent Lecavlier

GP 62, G 22, A 43, Pts. 65, +32

Burmistrov has the flashy goal scoring moves and finesse that will fill the seats of the Xcel Center and be the go-to man for Mikko Koivu for many years

BURMISTROV-Koivu- Latendresse

Kalus-Wellman-Kobasew

10. New York Rangers- Emerson Etem F- Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)- NHL Comparable: Tomas Holmstrom

GP 72, G 37, A 27, Pts. 64, +8

Etem is very hard to knock off the puck, a terror near the net, and has good hands. Too good for the Rangers to passover.

ETEM-Grachev-Gaborik

Dubinsky-Anisimov- Callahan

 

picks 11-20 coming soon...

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