One of my favorite songs as a kid was The Gambler by Kenny Rogers.  You know the song, “You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run, because you never count your money, when you’re sittin’ at the table they’ll be time enough for countin’, when the dealin’s done.”  Yet his song actually had some ok gems of advice with these lyrics, “Now every Gambler knows, the secret to survivin’, is knowing what to throw away and knowin’ what to keep, because every hand’s a winner and every hand’s a loser” are really all talking about the skill of the game.  Top level poker players often have a natural ability to quickly calculate their odds.  I was never really that great at math.  In fact, I hated it.  I really did all that I could to avoid it, and in college I managed to fulfill my math requirement in a Statistics class.  I still may struggle to utilize Euclidean Geometry correctly, but I can read a graph well enough.  I can understand numbers well enough to identify trends and understand how they can reveal a bigger story.  Drafting is a big stakes game for professional sports teams.  Wild fans know all too well the long-term consequences of bad drafting.  Bad drafting along with some poor personnel decisions has forced the club to go through a sort of purgatory before it can turn around its fortunes.  Luckily the team identified the problem and now can boast a fairly promising prospect pool.  In many ways, its a lot like honing one’s game in poker.  Sure, you can familiarize one’s self with the odds but there is a level of gamesmanship that separates the good poker players from the great.  The best poker players put in hours and hours of practice whether in real face to face games or online.  But before anyone puts their money down in a tournament, unless you just want to throw away you should practice.  A popular method you hear of now days if you watch events like the World Series of Poker is to practice online in websites like this one here.  You may not become a Daniel Negreanu right away but who knows.

How is understanding trends in the draft like playing poker?

NHL teams also have their ways of practicing.  At the end of the season, the scouts return to their respective team headquarters and the debates begin.  Scouts provide their list of players they believe to have the most potential and skill and then discuss the pro’s and con’s of these players.  Teams employ incredible different computer programs to go along with their own workouts and interviews to find out just about everything you possibly can imagine.  NHL Scouts, GM’s and player / personnel directors get another opportunity to evaluate prospects at the annual draft combine where the players are put through their paces.  This yields a statistical smorgasbord that fans read into as they debate just how important is a potential draftee’s VO Max results are.  Fans too get jacked up for the draft, and they scour mock drafts, digest draft guides and listen to the experts offer up their opinions then they themselves come up with their own wish list.  I’ve seen these fans first hand last summer when the NHL Draft was held in St. Paul.  I was one of them.  You had fans from almost every team in attendance, even these guys who seem to love poker too.  It just gave me all the more reason to loathe Canucks fans.

Once the draft begins, the gamesmanship I mentioned before.  That poker-like skill to read the trends of the draft so that your team acquires the player it wants and doesn’t wait too long so that those guys you hold high in regard are picked up by another franchise.  Is a player so good they are worth trading up for?  Or can you trade down and possibly get two other players you wouldn’t mind taking later in the draft?  Unlike NHL teams, we fans often do not have the tools they do to analyze the prospects.  But I am going to try to give all NHL fans a tool they may find useful.  A movement tracker using NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings which were just released a few days ago.  I have made the movement tracker in past years so fans can get a read on the strength of the draft, or at the very least the confidence the scouts seem to have in their selections.  You’ve heard the general assessments about 2012 being a ‘weaker’ or ‘below average’ draft class; but just about any draft has future star players that potentially could be selected in any round.  The Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators have made a living off selecting quality talent in the later rounds.  So are they better poker players than the rest of the league?  So what is my read on the 2012 NHL Draft based on the movement of CSS’ rankings?

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Central Scouting’s assessment of all of their lists show remarkable stability towards the top of their lists.  The North American Skaters are fairly consistent through the Top 15 picks but after that the movement begins which tells you it gets a little dicey as the confidence starts to fade.  It is just as stable in for the European Skaters as there is great consistency through the Top 20 but after that the movement becomes very extreme which makes European selections a bit more high risk.  Goaltending lists were also fairly consistent as the North American list was strong through the Top 15 and the European list through the Top 6.  So even if its not strong, the scouts have a fair amount of resoluteness early on.

There are plenty of major movers both up and down in the draft.  If the Wild have a trend, they like to draft the player that made the big move.  Players like Brent Burns and Brett Bulmer (maybe its a Brent / Brett trend) come to mind as guys who made rapid ascents up the draft rankings.  In some cases the Wild ignored their ranking to a degree but put more value on the strong trajectory of these players’ potential.  Just like poker though, picking trajectory over ranking can be a risk because of that trajectory fizzles a GM can look foolish for not taking a higher ranked player (see the Minnesota North Stars and Brian Lawton).

As I promised you here is the 2012 Central Scouting’s Final Rankings Movement tracker.  By clicking the title of each list you can see the heights and weights of the respective players in case you were curious since I just have the player, position and who they played for on this particular list for simplicity reasons.  The list is color coded; with Pink being players who moved up at least 10 or more places from their Mid-Term ranking, Orange for players who moved up at least 4 to 9 places from their mid-term assessment, and gray for +3/-3 movement, green for moving backwards 4 to 9 places and lastly blue for guys who fell at least 10 spots or more.  Players who were not rated in the Mid-term rankings I did not color at all.  I hope this is a tool that you can use when you make your Mock Drafts and perhaps give you an indication who may be some of this drafts best sleeper picks.  Enjoy!

Sarnia’s Nail Yakupov

Pink = +10 or more
Orange = +4/9
Gray = +3/-3
Green = -4/9
Blue = -10 or more

1. (1) Nail Yakupov – RW ~ Sarnia (OHL)
2. (3) Ryan Murray – D ~ Everett (WHL)
3. (2) Mikhail Grigorenko – C ~  Quebec (QMJHL)
4. (NR) Alex Galchenyuk – C ~ Sarnia (OHL)
5. (5) Morgan Reilly – D ~ Moose Jaw (WHL)
6. (16) Cody Ceci – D ~ Ottawa (OHL)
7. (4) Radek Faksa – C ~ Kitchener (OHL)
8. (6) Olli Maata – D ~ London (OHL)
9. (9) Jacob Troubla – D ~ U.S.A U-18 (USHL)
10. (8) Griffin Reinhart – D ~ Edmonton (WHL)
11. (7) Matt Dumba – D ~ Red Deer (WHL)
12. (10) Derrick Pouliot – D ~ Portland (WHL)
13. (11) Brendan Gaunce – C ~ Belleville (OHL)
14. (14) Colton Sissons – C ~ Kelowna (WHL)
15. (33) Thomas Wilson – RW ~ Plymouth (OHL)
16. (15) Matthew Finn – D ~ Guelph (OHL)
17. (13) Stefan Matteau – C ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
18. (12) Zemgus Girgensons – C ~ Dubuque (USHL)
19. (18) Brady Skjei – D ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
20. (25) Martin Frk – RW ~ Halifax (QMJHL)
21. (26) Mike Winther – C ~ Prince Albert (WHL)
22. (28) Phillip Di Giuseppe – LW ~ U. of Michigan (CCHA)
23. (17) Slater Koekkoek – D ~ Peterborough (OHL)
24. (23) Scott Kosmachuk – RW ~ Guelph (OHL)
25. (22) Tanner Pearson – LW ~ Barrie (OHL)
26. (30) Dalton Thrower – D ~ Saskatoon (WHL)
27. (31) Cristoval Nieves – C ~ Kent School (USHS-CT)
28. (40) Scott Laughton – C ~ Oshawa (OHL)
29. (27) Nicolas Kerdiles – LW ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
30. (29) Michael Matheson – D ~ Dubuque (USHL)
31. (34) Patrick Sieloff – D ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
32. (19) Daniil Zharkov – LW ~ Belleville (OHL)
33. (36) Chandler Stevenson – LW/C ~ Regina (WHL)
34. (35) Jordan Schmaltz – D ~ Green Bay (USHL)
35. (21) Jared Maidens – LW/C ~ Owen Sound (OHL)
36. (41) Samuel Kurker – RW ~ St. John’s Prep (USHS-MA)
37. (20) Gemel, Smith – C ~ Owen Sound (OHL)
38. (32) Brady Vail – C ~ Windsor (OHL)
39. (86) Lukas Sutter – C ~ Saskatoon (WHL)
40. (24) Andreas Anathasiou – LW/C ~ London (OHL)
41. (58) Tanner Richard – C ~ Guelph (OHL)
42. (39) Tim Bozon – LW ~ Kamloops (WHL)
43. (74) Mark Jankowski – C ~ Stanstead College (High-QC)
44. (45) Trevor Carrick – D ~ Mississauga St. Michael’s (OHL)
45. (65) Tomas Hyka – RW ~ Gatineau (QMJHL)
46. (48) Dane Fox – C ~ Erie (OHL)
47. (47) Jake McCabe – D ~ U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
48. (46) Damon Severson – D ~ Kelowna (WHL)
49. (135) Brock McGinn – LW ~ Guelph (OHL)
50. (43) Robert Baillargeon – C ~ Indiana (USHL)
51. (37) Matthew DeBlouw – C ~ Muskegon (USHL)
52. (49) Ben Johnson – LW/C ~ Windsor (OHL)
53. (44) Zachary Stepan – C ~ Shattuck-St.Mary’s (USHS-MN)
54. (60) Brian Hart – RW ~ Phillips-Exeter (USHS-NH)
55. (67) Brett Kulak – D ~ Vancouver (WHL)
56. (62) Francis Beauvillier – LW/C ~ Rimouski (QMJHL)
57. (161) Josh Anderson – LW ~ London (OHL)
58. (75) Devin Shore – C ~ Whitby (OJHL)
59. (42) Matia Marcantuoni – RW/C ~ Kitchener (OHL)
60. (56) Artur Gavrus – LW/C ~ Owen Sound (OHL)
61. (38) Coda Gordon – LW ~ Swift Current (WHL)
62. (124) Christophe Lalancette – RW ~ Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
63. (93) James Melindy – D ~ Moncton (QMJHL)
64. (NR) Kenton Helgeson – D ~ Calgary (WHL)
65. (90) Brandon Troock – RW ~ Seattle (WHL)
66. (89) Ryan Culkin – D ~ Quebec (QMJHL)
67. (68) Nicholas Walters – D ~ Everett (WHL)
68. (51) Brian Cooper – D ~ Fargo (USHL)
69. (94) Chris Calnan – RW ~ Nobles (USHS-MA)
70. (78) Max Iafrate – D ~ Kitchener (OHL)
71. (52) Dylan Blujus – D ~ Brampton (QMJHL)
72. (171) Mitchell Moroz – LW ~ Edmonton (WHL)
73. (108) Logan Nelson – C ~ Victoria (WHL)
74. (80) Jujhar Khaira – LW ~ Prince George (BCHL)
75. (33) Henrik Samuelsson – RW ~ Edmonton (WHL)
76. (112) Daniel O’Regan – C ~ St. Sebastian School (USHS-MA)
77. (164) Jimmy Vesey – LW ~ South Shore (EJHL)
78. (106) Kevin Roy – C ~ Lincoln (USHL)
79. (98) Devin Tringdale – LW ~ Lawrence (USHS-MA)
80. (109) Quentin Shore – C ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
81. (72) Thomas DiPauli – C ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
82. (139) Adam Johnson – LW ~ Hibbing HS (USHS-MN)
83. (53) Graham Black – C ~ Swift Current (WHL)
84. (77) Dakota Mermis – D ~ Green Bay (USHL)
85. (55) Steven Hodges – C ~ Victoria (WHL)
86. (141) Riley Barber – RW ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
87. (83) A.J. Michaelson – C ~ Waterloo (USHL)
88. (118) Frank Vatrano – C ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
89. (79) Travis Brown – D ~ Moose Jaw (WHL)
90. (114) Reece Willcox – D ~ Merritt (BCHL)
91. (111) Samuel Fejes – LW ~ Shattuck-St.Mary’s (USHS-MN)
92. (91) Ashton Sautner – D ~ Edmonton (WHL)
93. (NR) Justin Kea – C ~ Saginaw (OHL)
94. (73) Austin Wuthrich – RW ~ Notre Dame (CCHA)
95. (96) Charles Hudon – LW ~ Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
96. (70) Nick Ebert – D ~ Windsor (OHL)
97. (59) Matej Beran – C ~ Prince Edward Island (QMJHL)
98. (203) Paul Dejersey – RW ~ Prince George (BCHL)
99. (127) Doyle Somerby – D ~ Kimball Union (USHS-NH)
100. (NR) Philip Tot – RW ~ Lethbridge (WHL)
101. (145) Adam Gilmour – RW ~ Nobles (USHS-MA)
102. (149) Joshua Hanson – D ~ Portland (WHL)
103. (194) Alexander Gonye – LW ~ Deerfield Academy (USHS-MA)
104. (50) Tyrel Seaman – C ~ Brandon (WHL)
105. (189) Jacob Montgomery – LW ~ Shattuck-St.Mary’s (USHS-MN)
106. (71) John Draeger – D ~ Shattuck-St.Mary’s (USHS-MN)
107. (179) Justin Auger – RW ~ Guelph (OHL)
108. (129) Matthew Beattie – RW/C ~ Phillips-Exeter (USHS-NH)
109. (64) Andrew Ryan – LW ~ Halifax (QMJHL)
110. (85) Connor Brown – RW ~ Erie (OHL)
111. (99) Kristoff Kontos – C ~ Mississauga St.Michael’s (OHL)
112. (187) Austin Farley – LW ~ Fargo (USHL)
113. (182) Joe Wigle – RW ~ Niagara (OHL)
114. (NR) Brandon Leipsic – LW ~ Portland (WHL)
115. (137) Vincent Hinostroza – C ~ Waterloo (USHL)
116. (69) Theodor Blueger – C ~ Shattuck-St.Mary’s (USHS-MN)
117. (92) Cody Corbett – D ~ Edmonton (WHL)
118. (63) Chris Tierny – C ~ London (OHL)
119. (66) Michael Clarke – C ~ Windsor (OHL)
120. (54) Adam Pelech – D ~ Erie (OHL)
121. (97) Chris Marchese – LW ~ Windsor (OHL)
122. (115) Troy Donnay – D ~ Erie (OHL)
123. (107) Troy Bourke – LW ~ Prince George (WHL)
124. (157) Connor Carrick – D ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
125. (119) Jesse Graham – D ~ Niagara (OHL)
126. (104) Morgan Zulinick – C ~ Salmon Arm (BCHL)
127. (NR) Nicholas Bligh – C ~ South Shore (EJHL)
128. (NR) Jordan Martinook – LW ~ Vancouver (WHL)
129. (57) Raphael Bussieres – LW ~ Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
130. (155) Will Merchant – LW ~ Eagan (USHS-MN)
131. (117) Tayler Leier – LW ~ Portland (WHL)
132. (170) John Stevens – C ~ Salisbury (USHS-CT)
133. (NR) Alex Iafallo – C ~ Fargo (USHL)
134. (103) Darcy Cameron – RW/C ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
135. (165) Jaynen Rissling – D ~ Calgary (WHL)
136. (138) Dillon Fournier – D ~ Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
137. (128) Anton Zlobin – RW ~ Shawinigan (QMJHL)
138. (NR) Makenzie MacEachern – LW ~ Brother Rice HS (USHS-MI)
139. (88) Jake Dotchin – D ~ Owen Sound (OHL)
140. (NR) Justin Hamonic – D ~ Tri City (WHL)
141. (105) Denis Kamaev – RW ~ Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
142. (204) Wade Murphy – RW ~ Victoria (BCHL)
143. (131) Brendan Collier – LW ~ Malden Catholic (USHS-MA)
144. (166) Justin Wade – D ~ Fargo (USHL)
145. (123) Kevin Duane – RW ~ Brunswick HS (USHS-CT)
146. (200) Cody Payne – RW ~ Plymouth (OHL)
147. (132) Jake Bischoff – D ~ Grand Rapids (USHS-MN)
148. (NR) Shayne Gostisbehere – D ~ Union College (ECAC)
149. (198) Dominic Toninato – C ~ Duluth East (USHS-MN)
150. (133) Matthew Lane – C ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
151. (NR) Zachery Mitchell – RW ~ Guelph (OHL)
152. (116) Justin Hache – D ~ Shawinigan (QMJHL)
153. (87) Vladislav Shalimov – RW ~ Val ‘d Or (QMJHL)
154. (113) Marcus Meivor – D ~ Brampton (OHL)
155. (121) Patrick Watling – C ~ Guelph (OHL)
156. (126) Tomas Pavelka – D ~ Prince Edward Island (QMJHL)
157. (61) Garrett Hooey – LW/C ~ Belleville (OHL)
158. (120) Mathew Campagna – C ~ Sudbury (OHL)
159. (150) Peter Quenneville – C ~ Sherwood Park (AJHL)
160. (148) Gianluca Curcuruto – D ~ Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
161. (167) Alex Gudbranson – D ~ Kingston (OHL)
162. (NR) Malte Stromwall – RW ~ Tri-City (WHL)
163. (95) Dominik Volek – RW/C ~ Regina (WHL)
164. (122) Alessio Bertaggia – LW ~ Brandon (WHL)
165. (81) Alex Kerfoot – C ~ Coquitlam (BCHL)
166. (172) Alex Rauter – LW ~ Choate-Rosemary (USHS-CT)
167. (192) Rhett Holland – D ~ Okotoks (AJHL)
168. (82) Alex Kile – LW ~ Green Bay (USHL)
169. (102) Liam O’Brien – LW ~ Rouyn-Noranda (QJHL)
170. (153) Clifford Watson – D ~ Sioux City (USHL)
171. (191) Colton Heffley – C ~ Kelowna (WHL)
172. (202) Tyler Wood – D ~ Nobles (USHS-MA)
173. (NR) Justin Kloos – C ~ Lakeville South (USHS-MN)
174. (125) Chase Hatcher – LW ~ Peterborough (OHL)
175. (184) James Haas – D ~ Toronto Lakeshore (OJHL)
176. (NR) Matthew Benning – D ~ Spruce Grove (AJHL)
177. (NR) Matthew Grzelcyk – D ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
178. (NR) Ryan Olsen – C ~ Saskatoon (WHL)
179. (188) Dalton Sward – RW ~ Vancouver (WHL)
180. (154) Christian Weidauer – D ~ Tri-City (WHL)
181. (NR) Brady Brassart – RW ~ Lulea (Sweden)
182. (84) Michal Plutnar – D ~ Tri-City (WHL)
183. (NR) Felix Girard – C ~ Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
184. (NR) Travis Jake – D ~ Northwood School (USHS-NY)
185. (197) Drake Caggiula – C ~ Stouffville (OJHL)
186. (NR) Gavin Bayreuther – D ~ Lulea (Sweden)
187. (NR) Grant Besse – RW ~ Benilde-St.Margaret’s (USHS-MN)
188. (199) Louis Nanne – LW ~ Edina HS (USHS-MN)
189. (NR) Luke Cairns – LW ~ Erie (OHL)
190. (147) Patrik Machac – C ~ Brampton (OHL)
191. (162) Grant Opperman – RW ~ Breck HS (USHS-MN)
192. (130) Taylor Burke – C ~ Gatineau (QMJHL)
193. (NR) Luke Mercer – D ~ Niagara (OHL)
194. (NR) Austyn Hardie – D ~ Halifax (QMJHL)
195. (134) Liam Maaskant – D ~ Erie (OHL)
196. (186) Sven Andrighetto – RW ~ Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
197. (NR) Daulton Siwak – C ~ Prince George (WHL)
198. (160) Mackenzie Weegar – D ~ Nepean (CCHL)
199. (156) Christopher Clapperton – LW ~ Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
200. (NR) Ben Hutton – D ~ Nepean (CCHL)
201. (151) Miles Koules – RW ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
202. (207) Dominic Poulin – D ~ Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
203. (NR) Jay Dickman – LW/C ~ St. Paul Johnson (USHS-MN)
204. (NR) Zachary Leslie – D ~ Guelph (OHL)
205. (NR) Brady Gaudet – D ~ Kamloops (WHL)
206. (NR) Sam Wolfe – D ~ Eagan HS (USHS-MN)
207. (159) Eli May – D ~ Eagan HS (USHS-MN)
208. (NR) Timothy Boyle – D ~ Nobles (USHS-MA)
209. (168) Loic Leduc – D ~ Cape Breton (QMJHL)
210. (180) Zachary Prychek – LW ~ Salisbury (USHS-CT)

Leksand’s Filip Forsberg

1. (1) Filip Forsberg – C ~ Leksand (Sweden Jr.)
2. (7) TeuvoTaravainen – LW ~ Jokerit Jr. (Finland Jr.)
3. (2) Sebastian Collberg – RW ~ Frolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
4. (6) Hampus Lindholm – D ~ Rogle Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
5. (3) Tomas Hertl – C ~ Slavia (Czech Rep.)
6. (4) Pontus Aberg – LW ~ Djurgarden (Sweden)
7. (5) Ville Pokka – D ~ Karpat (Finland)
8. (8) Ludvik Bystrom – D ~ MODO Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
9. (9) Nikolai Prokhorkin – LW ~ CSKA Jr. (Russia Jr.)
10. (13) Anton Slepyshev – LW ~ Novokuznetsk (KHL)
11. (10) Mikko Vainonen – D ~ HIFK Jr. (Finland Jr.)
12. (11) Esa Lindell – D ~ Jokerit Jr. (Finland Jr.)
13. (14) Vyacheslav Osnovin – C ~ Chelyabinsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
14. (51) Erik Karlsson – C ~ Frolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
16. (15) Valeri Vasilev – D ~ Spartak Jr. (Russia Jr.)
17. (24) Niklas Tikkinen – D ~ Blues Jr. (Finland Jr.)
18. (12) Christian Djoos – D ~ Brynas Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
19. (17) Erik Thorell – C ~ Farjestad (Sweden)
20. (18) Nikita Gusev – LW ~ CSKA Jr. (Russia Jr.)
21. (41) Evgeni Krutikov – LW ~ Spartak Jr. (Russia Jr.)
22. (19) Henri Ikonen – LW ~ Kalpa Jr. (Finland Jr.)
23. (34) Mikael Wikstrand – D ~ Mora Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
24. (27) Jeremy Rotevall – LW ~ Timra (Sweden)
25. (21) Nathan Walker – LW ~ Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
26. (22) Erik Nemec – C ~ Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
27. (38) Rasmus Kulmala – C ~ TPS Jr. (Finland Jr.)
28. (31) Tobais Tornkvist – RW ~ Rogle Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
29. (53) Otso Rantakari – D ~ Karpat Jr. (Finland Jr.)
30. (25) Mikko Lehtonen – D ~ TPS Jr. (Finland Jr.)
32. (79) Simon Fernholm – D ~ Huddinge Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
33. (26) Miro Aaltonen – C ~ Blues (Finland)
34. (36) Joel Vermin – RW ~ Bern (Swiss)
35. (35) Christoph Bertschy – C ~ Bern (Swiss)
36. (116) Gustav Rydahl – C ~ Frolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
37. (37) Dean Kukan – D ~ Lulea Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
38. (29) Ales Kilnar – LW ~ Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
39. (23) Jakub Izacky – LW ~ Trinec Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
40. (39) Petr Koblasa – RW ~ Karlovy Vary Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
41. (42) Richard Najezchleb – RW ~ Slavia Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
42. (32) Joonas Huovinen – C ~ Sport Jr. (Finland Jr.)
43. (49) Samuel Walser – C ~ Kloten (Swiss)
44. (52) Emil Lundberg – RW ~ Sodertalje Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
45. (40) Dario Simion – RW ~ Lugano (Swiss)
46. (54) Petteri Lindbohm – D ~ Jokerit Jr. (Finland Jr.)
47. (45) Oleg Misyul – D ~ Yaroslavl jr. (Russia Jr.)
48. (46) Pascal Zerressen – D ~ Krefeld Jr. (German Jr.)
49. (44) Henrik Auvinen – D ~ JYP Jr. (Finland Jr.)
50. (43) Joel Mustonen – C ~ Skelleftea Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
51. (74) Edwin Hedberg – RW ~ MODO Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
52. (NR) Sven Ziegler – RW ~ Lulea (Sweden)
53. (96) Denis Vanin – D ~ Chelyabinsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
54. (NR) Alexei Bereglazov – D ~ Magnitogorsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
55. (48) Lukas Sieber – LW ~ Davos (Swiss)
56. (50) Janos Hari – LW ~ MODO Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
57. (78) Ludvig Nilsson – C ~ Timra Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
58. (55) Aynars Podzinsh – LW ~ Riga (KHL)
59. (63) Toni Kallela – LW ~ Kalpa Jr. (Finland Jr.)
60. (58) Ronald Knot – D ~ Slavia Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
61. (60) Samu Markkula – LW ~ JYP Jr. (Finland Jr.)
62. (56) Martin Prochazka – LW ~ Sparta Jr. (Czech. Rep. Jr.)
63. (104) Arseni Khatsei – C ~ Spartak Jr. (Russia Jr.)
64. (NR) Linus Hultstrom – D ~ Lulea (Sweden)
65. (97) Ilya Yamkin – LW ~ Nizhny Novgorod Jr. (Russia Jr.)
66. (NR) Ahti Oksanen – D ~ Blues Jr. (Finland Jr.)
67. (NR) Kirill Maslov – D ~ Lulea (Sweden)
68. (83) Dmitri Stulov – D ~ Magnitogorsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
69. (99) Damir Galin – D ~ Kazan Jr. (Russia Jr.)
70. (59) Daniil Yanushev – LW ~ Ufa Jr. (Russia Jr.)
71. (66) Tomas Nosek – LW ~ Pardubice (Czech Rep.)
72. (67) Richard Mraz – RW ~ Lav Poprad Jr. (Russia Jr.)
73. (20) Alexei Filippov – RW ~ Chelyabinsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
74. (61) Egor Malenkikh – D ~ St. Petersburg Jr. (Russia Jr.)
75. (72) Matej Zadrazil – LW ~ Karlovy Vary Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
76. (68) Adam Hawlik – D ~ Vitkovice Jr. (Czech. Rep. Jr.)
77. (70) Christan Marti – D ~ Kloten Jr. (Swiss Jr.)
78. (69) Sandro Zangger – RW ~ Zurich Jr. (Swiss Jr.)
79. (113) Nikita Kvartanlov – LW/RW/C ~ Cherepovets Jr. (Russia Jr.)
80. (73) Patrik Luza – D ~ Bratislava Jr. (Slovakia Jr.)
81. (71) Ondrej Slovacek – RW ~ Vitkovice Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
82. (62) Artem Klein – C ~ Krefeld Jr. (German Jr.)
83. (64) Stanislav Gareev – D ~ Ufa Jr. (Russia Jr.)
84. (100) Joni Nikko – LW ~ Lukko Jr. (Finland Jr.)
85. (77) Erik Nystrom – LW ~ MODO Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
86. (75) Libor Sulak – D ~ Lev Poprad Jr. (Russia Jr.)
87. (76) Timur Shingaraev – RW ~ Magnitogorsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
88. (NR) Marcus Bohman – D ~ Lulea (Sweden)
89. (80) David Karlsson – C ~ AIK (Sweden)
90. (91) Thomas Spelling – RW ~ Herning (Denmark)
91. (81) Jan Bittner – D ~ Litvinov Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
92. (109) Nikita Lisov – D ~ CSKA Jr. (Russia Jr.)
93. (65) Alexei Bazanov – LW/RW/C ~ Voskarensk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
94. (130) Richard Buri – D ~ Nitra Jr. (Slovakia Jr.)
95. (82) Karel Plasil – D ~ Ceske Budovice Jr. (Czech Rep. Jr.)
96. (84) Roberts Lipsbergs – LW ~ Riga Jr. (Russia Jr.)
97. (86) Nikita Jevpalovs – RW ~ Riga Jr. (Russia Jr.)
98. (89) Mattias Janmark-Nylen – C ~ AIK Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
99. (88) Lukas Balmelli – C ~ Lugano Jr. (Swiss Jr.)
100. (90) Markus Hannikainen – LW ~ Jokerit Jr. (Finland Jr.)
101. (93) Filip Sandberg – C ~ HV 71 Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
102. (NR) Damir Zhafyarov – LW ~ Novokuznetsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
103. (NR) Yegor Dorofeyev – LW/RW/C ~ Lulea (Sweden)
104. (120) Fredric Anderberg – LW/RW/C ~ Djurgarden Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
105. (106) Alexandr Lebedev – LW ~ Yaroslavl Jr. (Russia Jr.)
106. (92) Julian Schmutz – RW ~ Bern Jr. (Swiss Jr.)
107. (47) Christian Kretschmann – C ~ Krefeld Jr. (German Jr.)
108. (123) Henrik Haapala – RW ~ Tappara Jr. (Finland Jr.)
109. (57) Dominik Tiffels – D ~ Mannheim Jr. (German Jr.)
110. (108) Alexandr Timirev – RW ~ CSKA Jr. (Russia Jr.)
111. (111) Nico Friman – RW ~ HIFK Jr. (Finland Jr.)
112. (107) Patrick Klopper – C ~ Krefeld Jr. (German Jr.)
113. (110) Eduard Gimatov – LW/RW/C ~ Yekatarinberg Jr. (Russia Jr.)
114. (119) Daniel Zaar – RW ~ Rogle Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
115. (121) Topi Nattinen – C ~ JYP Jr. (Finland Jr.)
116. (NR) Robert Leino – C ~ HPK Jr. (Finland Jr.)
117. (126) Stephan Kronthaler – D ~ Landshut Cann. (German Jr.)
118. (128) Jiri Sekac – LW ~ Lev Poporad (KHL)
119. (131) Zakhar Arzamastsev – D ~ Novokuznetsk (KHL)
120. (NR) Stanislav Horansky – RW ~ Lulea (Sweden)

Belleville’s Malcolm Subban

1. (1) Malcolm Subban ~ Belleville (OHL)
2. (3) Brandon Whitney ~ Victoriaville (QMJHL)
3. (5) Jake Paterson ~ Saginaw (OHL)
4. (20) Anthony Stolarz ~ Corpus Christi (NAHL)
5. (6) Francois Tremblay ~ Val ‘d Or (QMJHL)
6. (4) Jon Gillies ~ Indiana (USHL)
7. (8) Andrey Makarov ~ Saskatoon (WHL)
8. (10) Patrik Bartosak ~ Red Deer (WHL)
9. (11) Frank Palezzese ~ Kitchener (OHL)
10. (15) Matt Tomkins ~ Sherwood Park (AJHL)
11. (13) Etienne Marcoux ~ Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
12. (7) Daniel Altshuller ~ Oshawa (OHL)
13. (12) Chris Driedger ~ Calgary (WHL)
14. (23) Matej MacHovsky ~ Brampton (OHL)
15. (16) Francois Brassard ~ Quebec (QMJHL)
16. (19) Michael Houser ~ London (OHL)
17. (21) Clint Windsor ~ Saginaw (OHL)
18. (2) Matthew Murray ~ Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
19. (14) Mackenzie Skapski ~ Kootenay (WHL)
20. (17) Maxime Legace ~ Prince Edward Island (QMJHL)
21. (9) Collin Olson ~ U.S.A. U-18 (USHL)
22. (30) Roman Will ~ Moncton (QMJHL)
23. (18) Alex Lyon ~ Omaha (USHL)
24. (NR) Matthias Niederberger ~ Barrie (OHL)
25. (28) Matthew Morris ~ Dubuque (USHL)
26. (NR) Jamie Phillips ~ Powell River (BCHL)
27. (27) Jaroslav Pavelka ~ Windsor (OHL)
28. (NR) Sean Maguire ~ Powell River (BCHL)
29. (26) Cole Holowenko ~ Prince Albert (WHL)
30. (NR) Charlie Lindgren ~ Sioux Falls (USHL)
31. (24) Joseph Young ~ Boston Adv. AAA (USMAAE)
32. (NR) Michael Nishi ~ Ottawa (OHL)
33. (32) Dawson Sprigings ~ The Gunnery (USHS-CT)
34. (22) Stephon Williams ~ Sioux Falls (USHL)
35. (34) Philippe Trudeau ~ Cape Breton (QMJHL)

Ufa’s Andrei Vasilevski

1. (1) Andrei Vasilevski ~ Ufa Jr. (Russia Jr.)
2. (2) Oscar Dansk ~ Brynas Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
3. (3) Joonas Korpisalo ~ Jokerit Jr. (Finland Jr.)
4. (5) Jean Auren ~ Sport Jr. (Finland Jr.)
5. (4) Marek Langhamer ~ Pardubice Jr. (Czech. Rep. Jr.)
6. (6) Mattias Israelsson ~ Frolunda Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
7. (NR) Linus Ulmark ~ MODO Jr. (Sweden Jr.)
8. (NR) Igor Ustinsky ~ Lulea (Sweden)
9. (9) Vasili Demchenko ~ Chelyabinsk Jr. (Russia Jr.)
10. (7) Richard Ullberg ~ Saipa (Finland)
11. (NR) Niklas Treutle ~ Hamburg Freeze (German)