TJHN Mock Draft Results

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TJHN Mock Draft Results June 25, 2012 8:18 AM

On Thursday TJHN posted its mock draft board. Friday held some surprises, and some expected results. TJHN predicted a massive run on defense, which took place very early. Below is our list of picks as we projected them and their actual position drafted:

1. EDMONTON: Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL) – Wasnt too hard to predict this one.

2. COLUMBUS: Filip Forsberg, RW, Leksand (SWE) – Tremendous slide to Washington Caps at 11

3. MONTREAL: Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL) – Another accurate pick

4. N.Y. ISLANDERS: Matt Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL) – Slid to 7th as the Isles like Rielly a little more.

5. TORONTO: Pick: Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL) – Went a little higher than projected at number 2.

6. ANAHEIM: Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL) – Toronto took him at 5 when Murray was gone.

7. MINNESOTA: Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL) – Dumba fell to them and they will be happy he did.

8. CAROLINA: Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit (FIN) – Pittsburgh got the pick here in the trade, continuing the defensive run with Derrick Pouliot.

9. WINNIPEG: Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)- with Reinhart gone early at 4, the Jets take Jacob Trouba.

10. TAMPA: Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa (RUS) – Tampa changes its mind and goes blue line with Slater Koekkoek.

11. WASHINGTON: Jacob Trouba, D, U.S. under-18 (NTDP) – With Trouba gone Washington gets the gift of Filip Forsberg falling.

12. BUFFALO: Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL) – The run on defense makes the Sabres much better as Mikhail Grigorenko falls to them. TJHN had him ranked as the number 2 center available in this draft class.

13. DALLAS: Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL) – Although needing defense, with Radek Faksa on the board, the Stars take BPA.

14. CALGARY:Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL) – With Pouliot gone to Tampa 6 picks earlier, a trade with Buffalo, and the Sabres grab Zemgus Girgensons, an under rated USHL player and TJHN’s 4th ranked center.

15. OTTAWA: Sebastian Collberg, D, Frolunda (SWE) – Cody Ceci moved up on the board with the early run on defense, he will be a solid player for a long time.

16. WASHINGTON: Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL) – looks like they forgot defense was a problem last season and took Tom Wilson.

17. SAN JOSE: Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL) – With Ceci gone two picks earlie San Jose takes a leap on Tomas Hertl who is at least 3 years away from being NHL ready.

18. CHICAGO: Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL) – With Koekkoek going earlier to Tampa, Teuvo Teravainen falls to the Hawks, he will help soon.

19. TAMPA: Hampus Lindholm, D, Rogle (SWE) – Going number 6 over all was one of the drafts surprises, but Tampa takes Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa (RUS) as TJHN predicted just a little later.

20. PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL) – With Wilson gone Scott Laughton is the BPA pick.

21. BUFFALO: Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL) – this pick went to Calgary in the earlier trade, and the Flames take Mark Jankowski from Stanstead College in Quebec, going completely off the board.

22. PITTSBURGH: Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa (OHL) – Having addressed defense in the trade and earlier pick they add another good one in Olli Maatta.

23. FLORIDA: Dalton Thrower, D, Sasktoon (WHL) – Florida valued Michael Matheson just a little more and he climbed up a few spots.

24. BOSTON: Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL) – Having gone to the Sabres early, the B’s go with a prospect in Malcolm Subban to secure the pipes.

25. ST. LOUIS: Martin Frk, RW, Halifax (QMJHL) – Jordan Schmaltz continues the run on defense.

26. VANCOUVER: Mike Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL) – With Matheson off to Florida, the Canucks take advantage of Calgarys off the board pick and grab Brendan Gaunce.

27. PHOENIX: Stefan Matteau, LW, U.S. under-18 (NTDP) – Henrik Samuelsson goes one pick earlier than projected.

28. N.Y. RANGERS: Henrik Samuelsson, RW, Edmonton (WHL) – Brady Skjei rises up into the first round continuing the defensive pattern.

29. NEW JERSEY: Oscar Dansk, G, Brynas (SWE) – droping down two spots Stefan Matteau is the BPA pick.

30. LOS ANGELES: Colton Sissons, C, Kelowna (WHL) – Tanner Pearson is pinally picked in his third year of eligibility.

All in all TJHN had some good results in its first mock draft. HOw does your mock draft compare?

Joseph Kolodziej

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