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2011 NHL Draft Results

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Earlier on Pensburgh we detailed the Penguins first two picks, when they selected defensemen Joe Morrow and Scott Harrington.

Pittsburgh didn't have 3rd or 4th round picks due to previous trades made.

In round 5 with pick 144 they selected Dominik Uher, a native of the Czech Republic, but plays for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL.  I believe this is the team's first Czech/WHL player since the great Milan Kraft, so Uher has some big shoes to fill.  Uher is a 6'0, 170 pound center with some decent hands and a willingness to get scrappy.

Round 6 the Pens drafted Josh Archibald with the 174th pick.  A 5'10 winger, Archibald is off to the University of Nebraska-Omaha next season.  This pick has scout Chuck Grillo's finger prints all over it; Grillo runs a camp in Minnesota and is acquainted with most of the state's top young players.  Archibald, a final for Minnesota's famed "Mr. Hockey" Award isn't a player that was ranked by Central Scouting, but he obviously caught the eye of Grillo and the Pens scouts.

To finish things off at pick 209th in the seventh round, the Penguins selected Scott Wilson.  Wilson is a winger who doesn't have a big profile, but is off to UMass-Lowell this fall.

 

In all, it was another classic Shero draft- stockpile defensemen, load up on North American based players, draft for size and character.  While it will take years to see which of these players progress and develop to the profes sional level, the Pens did well to add a nice prospect in Morrow and took a couple of shots late in the draft.