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2011 NHL Entry Draft—Round 1: Open Post

imageWe’ll update this post with all the picks of the 1st round, as they happen.  Plus an audio player will be added down below when the event begins, broadcasting everything live.

For other NHL draft resources, there are some links on this earlier post.

Note: The first round draft order listed below was accurate up to June 21st.  We’ll make changes as needed.

Round 1

1. Edmonton—Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2. Colorado—Gabriel Landeskog
3. Florida —Jonathan Huberdeau
4. New Jersey—Adam Larsson
5. NY Islanders—Ryan Strome
6. Ottawa—Mika Zibanejad
7. Winnipeg (JETS!)—Mark Scheifele
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Columbus

Philadelphia—Sean Couturier
9. Boston (from TOR)—Dougie Hamilton
10. Minnesota—Jonas Brodin
11. Colorado (from STL)—Duncan Siemens
12. Carolina—Ryan Murphy
13. Calgary—Sven Bartschi
14. Dallas—Jamie Oleksiak
15. NY Rangers—J.T. Miller
16. Buffalo—Joel Armia
17. Montreal—Nathan Beaulieu
18. Chicago—Mark McNeill
19. Edmonton (from LA)—Oscar Klefbom
20. Phoenix—Connor Murphy
21. Ottawa (from NSH)—Stefan Noeson
22.

Anaheim

Toronto—Tyler Biggs
23. Pittsburgh—Joe Morrow
24.

Detroit

Ottawa—Matt Puempel (traded during first round, for #35 and #48)
25. Toronto (from PHI)—Stuart Percy
26.

Washington

Chicago (for trade of Troy Brouwer during 1st round)—Phillip Danault
27. Tampa Bay—Vladislav Namestnikov
28.

San Jose

Minnesota (SJ trades Setoguchi, Charlie Coyle & 1st round pick for Brent Burns and a 2nd round pick)—Zach Phillips
29. Vancouver—Nicklas Jensen
30.

Toronto (from BOS)

Anaheim— Rikard Rakell

NOTE: More info about all the players above can be found quick and easy at this link.

LIVE AUDIO: From the Draft.
Player still isn’t active yet (as of 6:57pm ET) but should be livestreaming shortly.

Update— Removed NHL’s audio player.  Wasn’t working. Sorry.

*original post time 5:14pm ET

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Paul's avatar

As many of you know, most of us here at KK really don’t follow the prospects all that well, just not enough time in the day to do so.

We would really appreciate your input on some of the players that will be drafted tonight.

Thanks.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 06/24/11 at 06:17 PM ET

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It’s almost as much fun to watch the draft as it is to watch the WJC, considering most of the first rounders are going to be playing there next Winter. As a Wings fan, I hope they don’t trade down, because this class is just too deep. My basal prospecting draft knowledge is pulling for the Wings to select Tomas Jurco - who is mocked as high mid-first rounder. It’s all speculation to a large degree, but surely fun to follow.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 06/24/11 at 07:33 PM ET

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I’m familiar with the OHL players since I go to games in Plymouth and Windsor.
I see the Whalers have Rakell and Noesen and Spitfires have Khoklachev (spelling?) ranked in first two rounds.
Strome I think better than Landeskog but that’s just opinion.

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 06/24/11 at 07:53 PM ET

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What did Columbus get for trading their pick to Philly?

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 06/24/11 at 08:53 PM ET

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Part of the Jeff Carter deal yesterday, I believe.

http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey/comments/flyers_trade_jeff_carter_to_columbus_for_jakub_voracek_8th_overall_draft_pi/

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 06/24/11 at 08:58 PM ET

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Here’s the seventh pick and it’s Winnipeg’s.  Oh yeah, they’ll finally announce their new team name.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 06/24/11 at 09:02 PM ET

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Player: Ryan Strome / Position: C
Notes: He’s so crafty with the puck and makes players around him better. This guy and John Tavares will be making sweet music for a very long time. - Pierre McGuire

Really, Pierre? Making sweet music?

Posted by SK77 on 06/24/11 at 09:09 PM ET

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Really, Pierre? Making sweet music?

It’s like hockey-porn, or something.

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 06/24/11 at 09:11 PM ET

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An interesting first move for the new Winnipeg Jets, using the #7 pick to get:

Player: Mark Scheifele | Position: C
NHL Central Scouting: 16 NAS, International Scouting Services: No. 18, The Hockey News: No. 41

Posted by SK77 on 06/24/11 at 09:17 PM ET

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Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 06/24/11 at 08:11 PM ET

The words “Pierre McGuire” and “porn” do not belong in the same post.  Ever.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 06/24/11 at 09:23 PM ET

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The words “Pierre McGuire” and “porn” do not belong in the same post.  Ever.

God, when you put it like that…

My apologies, all.

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 06/24/11 at 09:25 PM ET

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Bwahh…damn you, Minny.

Posted by godblender on 06/24/11 at 09:37 PM ET

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Very thoughtful and considerate decision by the Rangers, to let Derek Boogaard’s brother Aaron announce their pick. Especially meaningful in Minnesota.

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 06/24/11 at 10:11 PM ET

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Damn you MIN and EDM!  DET is supposed to be the home of Swedish defensemen…

Damnit SJ just got waaaaaaaay better.

What is CHI going to do with all of these picks this year?

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 06/24/11 at 10:47 PM ET

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Darren Dregen on twitter:

Ottawa and Detroit now at central registry. Trade coming.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 06/24/11 at 11:08 PM ET

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Ottawa gets Det’s 24 for the Sens 35th and 48th

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 06/24/11 at 11:09 PM ET

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Hopefully DET has better luck with this year’s three 2nd round picks than with their three 2nd round selections back in 2006.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 06/24/11 at 11:22 PM ET

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Toronto just took the pick that the Wings were eyeing…Stuart Percy.  They probably thought he was going to still be there in the second round. shut eye

Posted by Crow on 06/24/11 at 11:30 PM ET

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If I had to be completely objective and rate the winners and losers in the first round, I’d say the Islanders are the clear cut winners and the Rangers are easily the big losers.

Posted by RogerNYLA on 06/24/11 at 11:31 PM ET

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WTF are the Pens taking a Puck moving D man for instead of a Winger?

Posted by Evilpens on 06/24/11 at 11:38 PM ET

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CHI just dumped B Campbell on FLA.  So, CHI definitely has some cap space.  Wondering if they are going to make a play for B Richards.  I wonder how that transaction will look when it is announced. 

For this move alone, let alone the two first rounders, CHI has to be a HUGE winner today.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 06/24/11 at 11:38 PM ET

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couldn’t they draft a 3rd 4th Line Winger who couldn’t score at a Nymphomaniac convention

Posted by Evilpens on 06/24/11 at 11:39 PM ET

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Brian campbell’s albatross contract is getting dumped to fla so they can meet the cap floor This is really bad news for the wings as now chi can be active in the free agent market.

Posted by dca from alexander va (bugseys bar) on 06/24/11 at 11:43 PM ET

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Hopefully DET has better luck with this year’s three 2nd round picks than with their three 2nd round selections back in 2006.

Corey Emmerton 41st
Shawn Matthias 47th
Dick Axelsson 61st

Emmerton is finally getting his shot to make the big team, I would say it’s way to early to be disappointed with him. Matthias has played quite well for the Panthers and is a solid NHLer with power forward upside. He was used in a cup chasing deal for Bertuzzi. One of Holland’s few mistakes I can remember. Axelsson is ridiculously talented, but has the maturity of a 16 year old teenage boy. He switched teams in the Swedish Elite league, and he’ll be under Forsberg and Naslund’s wings (it’s their team) so if he can straighten himself out, he’s an all world talent. Too early to close the book on him as well.

I think your expectations might be a little too high when it comes to the draft. Holland has previously stated that you hope to get 2 NHLers out of a draft, and in time they might’ve gotten 3 in that 2006 second round alone. Not to mention Mursak and possibly Daniel Larsson.

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 06/24/11 at 11:46 PM ET

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Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 06/24/11 at 10:46 PM ET

You are right about the 2006 draft.  I am pissed b/c SJ and CHI positioned themselves nicely in different ways.  VAN will probably have just as good of a team next year.  DET isn’t going to get the additions that they need from the UFA market.  I was hoping to hear a trade for a D-Man for the Wings tonight.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 06/24/11 at 11:53 PM ET

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I agree, more picks is better. It is not often one is able to snag a player in the NHL draft who will be an impact player right out of the gate. Kenny knows what he is doing, that is why he gets the big bucks, and I am just a fan of Kenny and what he does.

LGRW

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 06/24/11 at 11:56 PM ET

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Posted by 11B3PF7 in MN on 06/24/11 at 10:53 PM ET

I hear ya man. I’m not happy either. I actually went into this draft thinking the Wings might be the team to do some shaking up, not SJ and Chi. Burns will really solidify SJ’s D, but that’s a lot to give up for him. I don’t know that they are much further ahead though considering Seto was a wing killer. 

I really like the trading down for another second rounder move though; vintage Kenny Holland. If the Wings are going to make a move, wouldn’t grabbing another second rounder make sense? They might be positioning themselves for a trade tomorrow.

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 06/25/11 at 12:00 AM ET

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Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 06/24/11 at 10:56 PM ET

Posted by cainer4wingsglory on 06/24/11 at 11:00 PM ET

Good stuff guys.

Look what Kenny got in the 2nd and 4th rounds last year; two steals I think.

I, for some reason, felt Kenny would actually trade UP this year.  All of the draft preview literature stated that there really isn’t a big difference between picks 12 thru 50.  So we just got an extra pick in that window. There is still plenty of talent out there.  Can’t wait for the AM to see how this shakes out.

Posted by 11B4PF7 in MN on 06/25/11 at 12:07 AM ET

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I can’t believe Chi actually got rid of that Campbell contract…a**holes.

Posted by godblender on 06/25/11 at 12:09 AM ET

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....and what are the Hawks getting in return?...more draft picks? What do they have, like 18 first/second round picks the next three years?! Christ.

Posted by godblender on 06/25/11 at 12:14 AM ET

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I can’t believe Chi actually got rid of that Campbell contract…a**holes.

Posted by godblender on 06/24/11 at 11:09 PM ET

Couldn’t believe it myself but it is Dale Tallon and he’s the guy who brought in and signed Campbell to that outlandish contract.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 06/25/11 at 12:16 AM ET

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