|1) Edmonton Oilers
||Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
||42 GP, 31 G, 38 A
||Good, safe pick by the Oilers. They still have a need on defense, but Yakupov was the best available.
|2) Columbus Blue Jackets
||Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
||46 GP, 9 G, 22 A
||The next expected pick. Good, complete defenseman for the Blue Jackets, who had needs all over.
|3) Montreal Canadiens
||Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
||2 GP, 0 G, 0 A
||Missed almost all of '11-'12 campaign with a knee injury. Scored 83 points in 68 games two years ago.
|4) N.Y. Islanders
||Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
||58 GP, 12 G, 24 A
||Great pick for the Isles here. They address a glaring need on defense with a player that might be able to step into the line up next season.
|5) Toronto Maple Leafs
||Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
||18 GP, 3 G, 15 A
||Good, puck-moving defenseman. He might be a bit one dimensional, but he's very good at what he does. Returned from knee injury to play very well.
|6) Anaheim Ducks
||Hampus Lindholm, D, Rogle Jr. (SWE)
||29 GP, 5 G, 12 A
||A bit off the board, but still a good pick for the Ducks. Lindholm can play at both ends of the ice quite well and he takes the game very seriously.
|7) Minnesota Wild
||Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
||69 GP, 20 G, 37 A
||Surprising, in the regard that a couple solid scorers were still available, but Dumba will give the Wild a terrific puck-mover and an aggressive player on the blue line.
|8)Pittsburgh Penguins (from CAR)
||Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
||72 GP, 11 G, 48 A
||After trading up to the eighth pick in the deal for Jordan Staal, the Pens addressed a big time issue for them on the blue line. Pouliot has been compared to Kris Letang, so he should be a good fit.
|9) Winnipeg Jets
||Jacob Trouba, D, USNTDP (USHL)
||22 GP, 4 G, 14 A
||Solid, stay-at-home defenseman who is heading to the University of Michigan to ply his trade.
|10) Tampa Bay Lightning
||Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)
||26 GP, 5 G, 13 A
||Not quite as offensive as the other defensemen in the draft, but he plays a solid two-way game and will be a solid shutdown defenseman for the Bolts.
|11) Washington Capitals *
||Filip Forsberg, RW, Leksand (SWE)
||43 GP, 8 G, 9 A
||No one expected Forsberg to fall this far, but the Caps get a top-teir offensive player here.
|12) Buffalo Sabres
||Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
||59 GP, 40 G, 45 A
||Grigorenko's stock fell like a brick as questions about his commitment surfaced, but he's a potential game-breaker for sure.
|13) Dallas Stars
||Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
||62 GP, 29 G, 37 A
||Faksa can play in all situations and he looks to be a solid, second-line two-way center in the future for the Stars.
|14) Buffalo Sabres (from CGY)
||Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)
||49 GP, 24 G, 31 A
||Apart from having the best name in the draft, Girgensons brings grit, toughness and leadership, along with some great offensive ability.
|15) Ottawa Senators
||Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
||64 GP, 17 G, 43 A
||Big time, blue chip defensive prospect with high-end potential. He's a workhorse who can play effectively in any situation.
|16) Washington Capitals
||Tom Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
||49 GP, 9 G, 18 A
||Voted the Best Body Checker in the OHL by the coaches, he's big, he's strong and he likes to get rough. He missed some time with a broken knuckle, but he averaged a point-per-game in the playoffs.
|17) San Jose Sharks
||Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia (CZE)
||38 GP, 12 G, 13 A
||San Jose gets their big, skilled player with Hertl, who can put the puck in the net and go to the dirty areas, too.
|18) Chicago Blackhawks
||Teuvo Teravainen, C, Jokerit (FIN)
||40 GP, 11 G, 7 A
||The Blackhawks get a gem at No. 18, getting a player that has the potential to be a special player in the NHL. He has some of the best hands in the draft and the 'Hawks get both Finnish and finish, with him.
|19) Tampa Bay Lightning **
||Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa-2 (RUS)
||27 GP, 2.23 GAA, .931 Sv Pct
||Considered by many to be the best goalie in the draft, Vasilevski has garnered comparisons to Henrik Lundqvist and helps the Bolts in net here.
|20) Philadelphia Flyers
||Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa (OHL)
||64 GP, 21 G, 32 A
||A solid, checking-line center, Laughton has a little offensive upside to go with his defensive skills and grit.
|21) Calgary Flames (from BUF)
||Mark Jankowski, C, Stanstead College (HS-QC)
||57 GP, 53 G, 41 A
||The Flames dive off the board with this pick, picking Jankowski, who has great skills but chose the road less travelled. Great goal-scoring skills, but he's a project player.
|22) Pittsburgh Penguins
||Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)
||58 GP, 5 G, 27 A
||Maatta has struggled with injuries because of a concussion, but he's a solid two-way defenseman that knows what he's doing on both sides of the ice. Pittsburgh has a gem here, with Maatta.
|23) Florida Panthers
||Mike Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL)
||53 GP, 11 G, 16 A
||Reliable two-way defenseman that is a terrific skater, who can put the puck in the net. There are questions about his physicality.
|24) Boston Bruins
||Malcom Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
||39 GP, 2.50 GAA, .923 Sv Pct
||With Thomas seemingly on the way out, the Bruins get a long-term replacement that has been compared to Carey Price. Great positioning and athleticism highlight his game.
|25) St. Louis Blues
||Jordan Schmaltz, D, Green Bay (USHL)
||55 GP, 10 G, 31 A
||Schmaltz is a great skater and a great offensive talent. It might be a bit off the board, but he'll develop into a solid power play quarterback.
|26) Vancouver Canucks
||Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
||68 GP, 28 G, 40 A
||Gaunce is a checking-line type center that has some offensive upside, as well. He can put points up, but his skating needs to improve.
|27) Phoenix Coyotes
||Henrik Samuelsson, RW, Edmonton (WHL)
||28 GP, 7 G, 16 A
||The Coyotes take a player that learned to play in their youth organization, son of former assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson. Strong and feisty, can be a terrific power forward.
|28) N.Y. Rangers
||Brady Skjei, D, USNTDP (USHL)
||56 GP, 4 G, 18 A
||Skjei is a terrific skater and has great hockey sense in his own zone. Big and strong, he has room to keep improving, too.
|29) N.J. Devils
||Stefan Matteau, LW, USNTDP (USHL)
||46 GP, 15 G, 17 A
||The most deliciously ironic pick of the draft, the Devils get Matteau the younger, who is physical, strong and offensively skilled.
|30) L.A. Kings
||Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)
||60 GP, 37 G, 54 A
||In his third draft, Pearson is finally drafted. A terrific scorer, Pearson is a smart, responsible player.
* denotes pick acquired from Colorado Avalanche
** denotes pick acquired from Detroit Red Wings
*** denotes pick acquired from Nashville Predators
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