2011 draft watch

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2011 draft watch

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft takes place June 24-25th this year in Minnesota, where the newest group of young hockey players make their entry into the NHL system.

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Watch rounds 2-7 live on Canucks.com beginning at 8 a.m.

Full Draft BoardRound 1Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7All-time drafts

TALK ON THE BOARDS: All Draft

  • 1st Round - 29th pick (VAN) - Nicklas Jensen
  • 2nd Round - 60th pick (VAN) - Traded to Minnesota for 3rd round (71st overall) and 4th round (101st overall)
  • 3rd Round - 71st pick (MIN) - David Honzik
  • 3rd Round - 90th pick (VAN) - Alexandre Grenier
  • 4th Round - 101st pick (MIN) - Joseph Labate
  • 4th Round - 120th pick (VAN) - Ludwig Blomstrand
  • 5th Round - 150th pick (VAN) - Frank Corrado
  • 6th Round - 180th pick (VAN) - Pathrik Westerholm
  • 7th Round - 210th pick (VAN) - Henrik Tommernes

For more detailed information on all the draft picks, read the Canucks report

FIRST Round, 29th overall

NICKLAS JENSEN

Left Wing/Right Wing
Team: Oshawa Generals (OHL)

Final Rank: 21
Midterm Rank: 20
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 187
Born: March 6, 1993
Born in: Herning, DNK


THE NEXT GREAT DANE
Player profile
Welcome to the team
Meet Nicklas Jensen
Jensen at the Combine
Canucks make their pick
Fresh off the draft floor

Season Team GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Oshawa - OHL 61 29 29 58 42
 
Third Round, 71st overall

David Honzik

Goalie
Team: Victoriaville (QMJHL)

Final Rank: 13
Midterm Rank: 8
Catches: Left
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 209
Born: August 9, 1993
Born in: Tabor, CZE


Player profile

Season Team GP GAA Min SO Sv%
2010-11 Victoriaville, QMJHL 36 3.54 1,781 1 .884
 
Third Round, 90th overall

Alexandre Grenier

Right Wing
Team: Halifax (QMJHL)

Final Rank: -
Midterm Rank: -
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 200
Born: September 5, 1991
Born in: Laval, QC


Season Team GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Quebec - QMJHL 31 9 15 24 6
 
Fourth Round, 101st overall

Joseph Labate

Centre
Team: Holy Angels (HIGH-MN)

Final Rank: 51
Midterm Rank: 60
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 180
Born: April 16, 1993
Born in: Burnsville, MN, USA


Player profile

Season Team GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Holy Angels - HIGH-MN 25 27 22 49 42
 
Fourth Round, 120th overall

Ludwig Blomstrand

Left Wing
Team: Djurgarden Jr. (SWE-JR)

Final Rank: 74
Midterm Rank: 61
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Born: March 8, 1993
Born in: Uppsala, SWE


Season Team GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Djurgarden Jr. - SWE-JR. 35 3 4 7 14
 
Fifth Round, 150th overall

Frank Corrado

Defenceman
Team: Sudbury (OHL)

Final Rank: 155
Midterm Rank: -
Shoots: Right
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Born: March 6, 1993
Born in: Toronto, ON, CAN


Player profile

Season Team GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Sudbury - OHL 67 4 26 30 94
 
Sixth Round, 180th overall

Pathrik Westerholm

Centre
Team: Malmo (SWEDEN-2)

Final Rank: -
Midterm Rank: 38
Shoots: Left
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 185
Born: January 6, 1992
Born in: Karlskrona, SWE


Player profile

Season Team GP G A P PIM
2009-2010 Malmo - SWEDEN-2 39 22 24 46 18
 
Seventh Round, 210th overall

Henrik Tommernes

Defenceman
Team: Vastra Frolunda HC (SWE)

Final Rank: -
Midterm Rank: -
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 176
Born: August 28, 1990
Born in:


Season Team GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Vastra Frolunda HC - SWEDEN 47 3 17 20 24

 
NA Skaters Final Rankings

Here is Central Scouting's final list for their top 10 North American skaters.

1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C, Red Deer (WHL)
2. Gabriel Landeskog, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
3. Joanthan Huberdeau, C, Saint John (QMJHL)
4. Dougie Hamilton, D, Niagara (OHL)
5. Nathan Beaulieu, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
6. Sean Couturier, C, Drummondville (QMJHL)
7. Sven Baertschi, LW, Portland (WHL)
8. Ryan Strome, C, Niagara (OHL)
9. Ryan Murphy, D, Kitchener (OHL)
10. Duncan Siemens, D, Saskatoon (WHL)

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EUROPEAN Skaters Final Rankings

Here is Central Scouting's final list for their top 10 European skaters.

1. Adam Larsson, D, Skelleftea, (SWEDEN)
2. Mika Zibanejad, C, Djurgarden, (SWEDEN)
3. Jonas Brodin, D, Farjestad, (SWEDEN)
4. Joel Armia, RW, Assat, (FINLAND)
5. Dmitrij Jaskin, RW, Slavia, (CZREP)
6. Oscar Klefbom, D, Farjestad, (SWEDEN)
7. Miikka Salomaki, RW, Karpat, (FINLAND)
8. Jaochim Nermark, C, Linkoping Jr., (SWE-JR.)
9. Markus Granlund, C, HIFK JR., (FINLAND-JR.)
10. Rasmus Bengtsson, D, Rogle, (SWEDEN-2)

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NA Goalies Final Rankings

Here is Central Scouting's final list for their top 10 North American goalies.

1. John Gibson, USA U-18 (USHL)
2. Christopher Gibson, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
3. Jordan Binnington, Owen Sound (OHL)
4. Matt McNeely, USA U-18 (USHL)
5. Stephen Michalek, Loomis-Chaffee (HIGH-CT)
6. Michael Morrison, Kitchener (OHL)
7. Laurent Brossoit, Edmonton (WHL)
8. Matt Mahalak, Plymouth (OHL)
9. Liam Liston, Brandon (WHL)
10. Jason Kasdorf, Portage (MJHL)
11. Matej Machovsky, Brampton (OHL)
12. Jay Williams, Waterloo (USHL)
13. David Honzik, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
14. Jordan Ruby, Wellington (OJHL)
15. Tadeas Galansky, Saginaw (OHL)

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European Goalies Final Rankings

Here is Central Scouting's final list for their top 10 European goalies.

1. Samu Perhonen, JYP JR. (FINLAND-JR.)
2. Magnus Hellberg, Almtuna (SWEDEN-2)
3. Jaroslav Pavelka, HR. Kralove Jr. U18 (CZREP-JR.)
4. Benjamin Conz, Langnau (SWISS)
5. Lars Volden, Blues Jr. (FINLAND-JR.)
6. Frans Tuohimaa, Jokerit Jr. (FINLAND-JR.)
7. Johan Mattsson, Sodertalje Jr. (SWE-JR.)
8. Niklas Lundstrom, Aik Jr. (SWE-JR.)
9. Stefan Steen, Skelleftea Jr. (SWE-JR.)
10. Marek Mazanec, Plzen (CZREP)

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2010 Draft Picks
Rnd Overall Player Pos Team
4 115 P. McNally D Milton, High
5 145 A. Polasek D PEI, QMJHL
6 172 A. Friesen C Niagara, OHL
6 175 J. Iilahti G Blues, FIN
7 205 S. Hannay D Halifax, QMJHL