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The 2012 NHL Entry Draft takes place June 22-23rd this year in Pittsburgh, where the newest group of young hockey players make their entry into the NHL system.

Follow @VanCanucks on Twitter for all the latest Canucks news and behind the scenes exclusives. Check back here throughout the weekend for updated information, features, and photos on the newest draft class.

Watch rounds 2-7 live on Canucks.com beginning at 7 a.m on Saturday, June 23.

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

TALK ON THE BOARDS: Prospects

  • 1st Round - 26th pick (VAN) - Brendan Gaunce
  • 2nd Round - 57th pick (VAN) - Alexandre Mallet
  • 3rd Round - 87th pick (VAN) - Traded to Anaheim on February 28, 2011
  • 4th Round - 95th pick (NYI) - Acquired from Islanders June 28, 2011; Traded to Columbus February 27, 2012
  • 4th Round - 117th pick (VAN) - Traded to Columbus February 27, 2012
  • 5th Round - 147th pick (VAN) - Ben Hutton
  • 6th Round - 177th pick (VAN) - Wesley Myron
  • 7th Round - 207th pick (VAN) - Matthew Beattie

FIRST Round, 26th overall

BRENDAN GAUNCE

Centre
Team: Belleville (OHL)

Final Rank: 13
Midterm Rank: 11
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'2
Weight: 215
Birth date:  March 25, 1994
Born in:  Sudbury, ON


What do you think?

Player profile
Waiting game pays off
Two-way forward
Draft gallery
The Gaunce family
Raw: Brendan Gaunce
One on one


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
MARKHAM WAXERS
OMHA
86
55
93
148
2010-2011
BELLEVILLE
OHL
65
11
25
36
40
2011-2012
BELLEVILLE
OHL
68
28
40
68
68
 
 
SECOND Round, 57th overall

Alexandre Mallet

Left Wing
Team: Rimouski (QMJHL)

Final Rank: -
Midterm Rank: -
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'1
Weight: 202
Birth date: May 22, 1992
Born in: Amqui, PQ


What do you think?

Player profile
Raw: Alexandre Mallet


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2008-2009
ROUYN-NORANDA
QMJHL
10
1
0
1
0
2009-2010
ROUYN-NORANDA
QMJHL
65
9
10
19
85
2010-2011
RIMOUSKI
QMJHL
60
10
9
19
86
2011-2012
RIMOUSKI
QMJHL
68
34
47
81
132
 
 
Fifth Round, 147th overall

Ben Hutton

Defenceman
Team: Nepean (CCHL)

Final Rank: 200
Midterm Rank: -
Shoots: Left
Height: 6' 2
Weight: 183
Born: April 20, 1993
Born in: Brockville, ON, CAN


What do you think?

Player profile


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
KEMPTVILLE
CCHL
60
16
18
34
6
2010-2011
KEMPTVILLE
CCHL
61
8
27
35
28
2011-2012
KEMPTVILLE
CCHL
35
7
20
27
25
2011-2012
NEPEAN
CCHL
22
4
12
16
6
 
 
Sixth Round, 177th overall

Wesley Myron

Left wing
Team: Victoria (BCHL)

Final Rank: -
Midterm Rank: -
Shoots: Left
Height: 6'1
Weight: 182
Birth date: August 16, 1992
Born in: Victoria, BC


What do you think?


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
Victoria
BCHL
46
13
15
28
13
2010-2011
Victoria
BCHL
59
20
21
41
21
2011-2012
Victoria
BCHL
26
17
25
42
18
 
 
Seventh Round, 207th overall

Matthew Beattie

Right wing/centre
Team: Phillips-Exeter (HIGH-NH)

Final Rank: 108
Midterm Rank: 129
Shoots: Right
Height: 6'3
Weight: 175
Born: December 14, 1991
Born in: Morristown, NJ, USA


What do you think?

Player profile
Raw: Matthew Beattie


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
PINGRY SCHOOL
HIGH-NJ
25
33
34
67
10
2010-2011
PINGRY SCHOOL
HIGH-NJ
25
40
54
94
10
2011-2012
EXETER
HIGH-NH
28
39
35
74
18
 

 
NA Skaters Final Rankings

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

1. Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
2. Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
3. Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
4. Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
5. Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
6. Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
7. Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
8. Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
9. Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
10. Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)

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EUROPEAN Skaters Final Rankings

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

1. Filip Forsberg, C, Leksand (SWEDEN-2)
2. Teuvo, LW, Jokerit (FINLAND)
3. Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda (SWEDEN)
4. Hampus Lindholm, D, Rogle Jr. (SWE-JR)
5. Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia (CZREP)
6. Pontus Aberg, LW, Djurgarden (SWEDEN)
7. Ville Pokka, D, Karpat (FINLAND)
8. Ludvik, Bystrom, D, Modo Jr. (SWE-JR.)
9. Nikolai Prokhorkin, LW, CKSA 2 (RUSSIA-JR.)
10. Anton Slepyshev, LW, Novokuznetsk (RUSSIA)

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NA Goalies Final Rankings

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

1.Malcolm Subban, Belleville  (OHL)
2. Brandon Whitney, VIctoriaville (QMJHL)
3. Jake Paterson, Saginaw (OHL)
4. Anthony Stolarz, Corpus Christi (NAHL)
5. Francois Tremblay, Val d'Or (QMJHL)
6. Jon Gillies, Indiana (USHL)
7. Andrey Makarov, Saskatoon (WHL)
8. Patrik Bartosak, Red Deer (WHL)
9.Frank Palazzese, Kitchener (OHL)
10. Matt Tomkins, Sherwood Park (AJHL)

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European Goalies Final Rankings

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

1.Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa 2 (RUSSIA-JR.)
2. Oscar Dansk, Brynas Jr. (SWE-JR)
3. Joonas Korpisalo, Jokerit Jr. (FINLAND-JR.)
4. Jean Auren, Sport Jr. (FINLAND-JR.)
5. Marek Langhamer, Paradubice Jr. (CZREP-JR.)
6. Mathias Israelsson, Forlunda Jr. (SWE-JR.)
7. Linus Ullmark, Modo Jr. (SWE-JR.)
8. Igor Ustinsky, Tyumen 2 (RUSSIA-JR.)
9. Vasili Demchenko, Chelyabinsk 2 (RUSSIA-JR.)
10. Richard Ullberg, Saipa (FINLAND)

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2011 Draft Picks
Rnd Overall Player Pos Team
1 29 N. Jensen W Oshawa, OHL
3 71 D. Honzik G VICTORIAville, QMJHL
3 90 A. Grenier R Halifax, QMJHL
4 101 J. Labate C Holy Angels, HIGH
4 120 L. Blomstrand L Djurgarden Jr., SWE-JR.
5 150 F. Corrado D Sudbury, oHL
6 180 P. Westerholm R Malmo, SWE-2
7 210 H. Tommernes D Frolunda, SWE