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Velociraptor's Annual Mock Draft: DRAFTING THREAD

This thread is for drafting, and draft discussion. Any trade discussion (completed trades, players available, looking for picks, roster posts) are to be posted in the original thread, not in this one, to divide the confusion between picking and trading.

Start Date: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2012


1. 1 team per poster, and you must have 500 posts to your credibility, 300 if registered user. (**NOTE** If you can promise me that you will stay active throughout the entire duration of this draft, I will let you participate, but you will be on a shorter leash than other GM's, because usually some newer HF members tend to lose interest or disappear, we want to keep this to a minimum.)
2. Standard draft board, 7 rounds, 210 selections
3. Trading is ALLOWED, but it has to meet my expectation and two other GM's. If a manager feels a trade is either lopsided or unrealistic (Ex: Crosby, Neal and Malkin for first round picks), they can veto it, and a decision will be based on the overall feedback from the managers. We all want this to be a fun experience so everybody has a good time. These are always a blast and last somewhere from a month and a half to two months. So let's have some fun here guys.
4. We will be following a 12 hour clock, if you miss your turn you are skipped, you will be given an additional 12 hours to make that pick while the draft resumes. If you fail to make a selection in this time window, you will be assigned a consensus selection (best player available) by me or another GM, it will need to be confirmed by one other manager. If it is a recurring incident (without an excuse) I have no choice but to kick you from the draft. We want to keep this at a fast & fun pace so we all get our share of drafting.
5. Drafting from the 2012 Entry Draft Class (Yakupov, Grigorenko, etc.)
6. The order will be picked from the NHL standings to the night prior to start time, this means you have to consider potential movement up and down when dealing draft picks.
7. Any trades that happen in the NHL from now until the start date will NOT affect the draft board. What the draft board is at right now, is the one we follow. (i.e. Colorado's first round selection still belongs to Washington, but any trade that would happen over the next month would not change the draft board) But all trades as of February 6th, 2012 are taken into account.
8. You MUST notify the GM drafting after you via personal message, I cannot stress this enough. This is by far the most important process of the mock draft. We all have lives, so were not always looming the thread. Please try your very hardest to remember. And guys, even if your just dawdling around the board, feel free to drop the GM a notice. It's always appreciated so we can keep a healthy flow here. Try and acknowledge in your draft post that you have notified the next manager on the clock.
9. HAVE FUN! Nothing too serious, it's all for a good time, no one get too serious. For some information regarding draft prospects, Central Scouting Services (most reliable free rankings IMO) has recently posted their Mid-Season rankings, and you can check out a couple of mock drafts at|NHL|home.
10. This isn't a GM game, it is a mock draft. So I won't be focusing on free agency, re-signings or buyouts. Just trading and drafting prospects, you are able to do as you wish (re-sign, etc.) but you won't need my clarification and such as it is not the point of this draft.

All the best guys, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop me a personal message or post on the thread, I'd be obliged to answer any of your questions, Thanks!



ANA - Hale the Villain
BOS - Kirk- NEHJ
BUF - ZeroKnowledge
CAL - CapitalPunishment
CAR - DaveG
CHI - thefeebster
COL - Hasbro
CBJ - Timeless Winter
DAL - Modo
DET - Cup
EDM - Joey Moss
FLA - TourettesGuy
LA - Mr Momentum
MIN - danccchan
MTL - pensguy11
NSH - Jesker
NJ - RogueStatus
NYI - CodeE
NYR - Zenith
OTT - Canuck71
PHI - BillyShoe1721
PIT - Starchild74
ST.L - Prussian_Blue
SJ - VikingAv
TB - Backstrom #19
TOR - TribalPhoenix
VAN - Velociraptor
WSH - Langway
WPG - Holden Caulfield

Shortened Time Windows

NYR - Zenith -2 hour
CBJ - Timeless Winter -1 hour
OTT - Canuck71 -1 hour


** - San Jose receives compensatory selection for failing to negotiate contract terms with Patrick White.


1. CBJ Timeless Winter selects: Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
2. CAR (via EDM) DaveG selects: Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)
3. ANA Hale the Villain selects: Filip Forsberg, LW/RW, Leksands (Allsvenskan)
4. EDM (via CAR) Joey Moss selects: Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)
5. BUF ZeroKnowledge selects: Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)
6. NYI CodeE selects: Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)
7. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Jacob Trouba, D, US U-18 (USHL)
8. MTL pensguy11 selects: Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)
9. WPG Holden Caulfield selects: Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)
10. MIN danccchan selects: Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
11. DAL Modo selects: Martin Frk, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)
12. WSH (via COL) Langway selects: Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)
13. CGY CapitalPunishment selects: Zemgus Girgensons, C/RW, Dubuque (USHL)
14. WSH Langway selects: Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda (Elitserien)
15. PHX MDZ selects: Pontus Åberg, LW, Djurgården (Elitserien)
16. TOR TribalPhoenix selects: Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa (KHL)
17. OTT Canuck71 selects: Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)
18. LA Mr Momentum selects: Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)
19. CHI thefeebster selects: Matt Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
20. FLA TourettesGuy selects: Olli Määttä, D, London (OHL)
21. NJ RogueStatus selects: Brady Skjei, D, US U-18 (USHL)
22. SJ VikingAv selects: Nicolas Kerdiles, LW, US U-18 (USHL)
23. PIT Starchild74 selects: Teuvo Teräväinen, RW, Jokerit (SM-Liiga)
24. PHI BillyShoe1721 selects: Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)
25. NSH Jesker selects: Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia Praha (Extraliga)
26. BOS Kirk- NEHJ selects: Phil Di Giuseppe, C, Michigan (CCHA)
27. VAN Velociraptor selects: Colton Sissons, RW, Kelowna (WHL)
28. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Stefan Matteau, LW, US U-18 (USHL)
29. NYR Zenith selects: Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
30. DET Cup selects: Ludvig Byström, D, MoDo (Elitserien)


31. CBJ Timeless Winter selects: Charles Hudon, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL)
32. EDM Joey Moss selects: Malcolm Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)
33. ANA Hale the Villain selects: Timothé Bozon, LW, Kamloops (WHL)
34. EDM (via CAR) Joey Moss selects: Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)
35. BUF ZeroKnowledge selects: Jarrod Maidens, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
36. NYI CodeE selects: Ville Pokka, D, Kärpät (SM-Liiga)
37. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Oscar Dansk, G, Brynäs (Elitserien)
38. MTL pensguy11 selects: Jordan Schmaltz, D, Green Bay (USHL)
39. WPG Holden Caulfield selects: Henrik Samuelsson, C, Edmonton (WHL)
40. SJ (via MIN) VikingAv selects: Scott Kosmachuk, RW, Guelph (OHL)
41. DAL Modo selects: Luca Ciampini, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)
42. COL Hasbro selects: Nick Ebert, D, Windsor (OHL)
43. BUF (via CGY) ZeroKnowledge selects: Michael Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL)
44. NJ (via WSH) RogueStatus selects: Andreas Athanasiou, C, London (OHL)
45. PHX MDZ selects: Daniil Zharkov, LW, Belleville (OHL)
46. TOR TribalPhoenix selects: Lukas Sutter, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
47. PHX (via OTT) MDZ selects: Tomas Hyka, RW, Gatineau (QMJHL)
48. PHI (via LA) BillyShoe1721 selects: Hampus Lindholm, D, Rögle (Allsvenskan)
49. CHI thefeebster selects: Dalton Thrower, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
50. PHI (via FLA) BillyShoe1721 selects: Nikita Gusev, LW, CSKA Moscow (KHL)
51. NJ RogueStatus selects: Patrick Sieloff, D, US U-18 (USHL)
52. CAR (via SJ) DaveG selects: Brian Hart, RW, Exeter-Phillips (HIGH-NH)
53. PIT Starchild74 selects: Mikko Vainonen, D, HIFK (SM-Liiga)
54. TB (via PHI) Backstrom #19 selects: Cristoval Nieves, C, Kent (HIGH-CT)
55. NSH Jesker selects: Anton Slepyshev, LW, Novukuznetsk (KHL)
**. SJ VikingAv selects: Damon Severson, D, Kelowna (WHL)
56. WSH (via BOS) Langway selects: Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa (OHL)
57. VAN Velociraptor selects: Chandler Stephenson, LW, Regina (WHL)
58. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Tanner Richard, C, Guelph (OHL)
59. NYR Zenith selects: Adam Pelech, D, Erie (OHL)
60. WSH (via DET) Langway selects: Mike Winther, C, Prince Albert (WHL)


61. CBJ Timeless Winter selects: Brandon Whitney, G, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
62. EDM Joey Moss selects: Branden Troock, RW, Seattle (WHL)
63. STL (via ANA) Prussian_Blue selects: Calle Andersson, D, Farjestad (Elitserien)
64. CAR DaveG selects: Brady Vail, C, Windsor (OHL)
65. BUF ZeroKnowledge selects: Raphael Bussieres, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
66. NYI CodeE selects: Matia Marcantuoni, C, Kitchener (OHL)
67. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Dylan Blujus, D, Brampton (OHL)
68. MTL pensguy11 selects: Patric Machac, C, Brampton (OHL)
69. WPG Holden Caulfield selects: Trevor Carrick, D, Mississauga (OHL)
70. MIN danccchan selects: Emil Lundberg, LW, Sodertalje (Allsvenskan)
71. DAL Modo selects: Ales Kilnar, LW, Vitkovice (Extraliga)
72. COL Hasbro selects: Jon Gillies, G, Indiana (USHL)
73. CGY CapitalPunishment selects: Andrey Makarov, G, Saskatoon (WHL)
74. DET (via WSH) Cup selects: Matt Murray, G, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
75. PHX MDZ selects: Zach Stepan, C, Shattuck St. Mary's (PREP)
76. NSH (via TOR) Jesker selects: Dane Fox, C, Erie (OHL)
77. OTT Canuck71 selects: Gemel Smith, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
78. CAR (via LA) DaveG selects: Henri Ikonen, C/LW, KalPa (SM-Liiga)
79. CHI thefeebster selects: Jake McCabe, D, Wisconsin (NCAA)
80. FLA TourettesGuy selects: Coda Gordon, LW, Swift Current (WHL)
81. NJ RogueStatus selects: Esa Lindell, D, Jokerit SM-Liiga
82. PHI (via SJ) Billyshoe1721 selects: Valeri Vasiliev, D, Spartak (MHL)
83. PIT Starchild74 selects: Matej Beran, C, PEI (QMJHL)
84. PHI BillyShoe1721 selects: Ludvig Nilsson, C, Timra (Elitserien)
85. OTT (via NSH) Canuck71 selects: Nathan Walker, LW, Vitkovice (Extraliga)
86. BOS Kirk- NEHJ selects: Gianluca Curcuruto, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
87. ANA (via VAN) Hale the Villain selects: Andrew Ryan, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)
88. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Mattias Janmark-Nylen, A.I.K., (Elitserien)
89. NYR Zenith selects: Daniel Altshuller, G, Oshawa (OHL)
90. DET Cup selects: Cody Corbett, D, Edmonton (WHL)


91. PIT (via CBJ) Starchild74 selects: Artur Gavrus, LW, Owen Sound (OHL)
92. EDM Joey Moss selects: Dillon Fournier, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
93. ANA Hale the Villain selects: Brett Kulak, D, Vancouver (WHL)
94. CAR DaveG selects: Max Iafrate, D, Kitchener (OHL)
95. NYI (via BUF) CodeE selects: Jaynen Rissling, D, Calgary (WHL)
96. VAN (via NYI) Velociraptor selects: Christian Djoos, D, Brynas (Elitserien)
97. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Logan Nelson, C, Victoria (WHL)
98. MTL pensguy11 selects: Dom Toninanto, C, Duluth East (HIGH-MN)
99. WSH (via WPG) Langway selects: Mark Jankowski, C, Stanstead College (PREP-QC)
100. MIN danccchan selects: Troy Bourke, LW, Prince George (WHL)
101. DAL Modo selects: Gavin Stoick, RW, US U-18 (USHL)
102. PHX (via COL) MDZ selects: Brian Cooper, D, Fargo (USHL)
103. CGY CapitalPunishment selects: A.J. Michaelson, C, Waterloo (USHL)
104. WSH Langway selects: Samuel Kurker, RW, St. John's (HIGH-MA)
105. NSH (via PHX) Jesker selects: Travis Brown, D, Moose Jaw (QMJHL)
106. NJ (via TOR) RogueStatus selects: Austin Czarnik, C, Miami University (CCHA)
107. OTT Canuck71 selects: Alexei Filippov, RW, Chelyabinsk (MHL)
108. LA Mr Momentum selects: Seth Griffith, LW, London (OHL)
109. CHI thefeebster selects: Theodor Blueger, C, Shattuck St. Mary's (PREP)
110. FLA TourettesGuy selects: Francis Beauvillier, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL)
111. NJ RogueStatus selects: Robert Baillargeon, C, Indiana (USHL)
112. ANA (via SJ) Hale the Villain selects: Kevin Roy, C, Lincoln (USHL)
113. PIT Starchild74 selects: Jake Dotchin, D, Owen Sound (OHL)
114. PHI BillyShoe1721 selects: Connor Brown, RW, Erie (OHL)
115. NSH Jesker selects: Jesse Graham, D, Niagara (OHL)
116. CAR (via BOS) DaveG selects: Quentin Shore, C, US U-18 (USHL)
117. VAN Velociraptor selects: Chris Driedger, G, Calgary (WHL)
118. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Petteri Lindbohm, D, Jokerit (SM-Liiga)
119. NYR Zenith selects: Ben Johnson, C/LW, Windsor (OHL)
120. DET Cup selects: Nikolai Prokhorkin, LW, CSKA Moscow (KHL)


121. CGY (via CBJ) CapitalPunishment selects: Rhett Holland, D, Okotoks (AJHL)
122. EDM Joey Moss selects: Nicholas Walters, D, Everett (WHL)
123. ANA Hale the Villain selects: Tyrel Seaman, C, Brandon (WHL)
124. CAR DaveG selects: Austin Wuthrich, RW, Notre Dame (NCAA)
125. BUF ZeroKnowledge selects: Joonas Korpisalo, G, Jokerit (SM-Liiga) 
126. NYI CodeE selects: Dominik Volek, LW, Regina (WHL)
127. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Miro Aaltonen, C, Blues (SM-Liiga)
128. NYI (via MTL) CodeE selects: Francois Tremblay, G, Val d'Or (QMJHL)
129. WPG Holden Caulfield selects: Patrik Bartosak, G, Red Deer (WHL)
130. MIN danccchan selects: Adam Gilmour, RW, Nobles (HIGH-MA)
131. DAL Modo selects: Joel Mustonen, C, Skelleftea (Elitserien)
132. COL Hasbro selects: Dakota Mermis, D, Green Bay (USHL)
133. NJ (via CGY) RogueStatus selects:Vyacheslav Osnovin, C, Chelyabinsk (MHL)
134. DET (via WSH) Cup selects: Brendan Leipsic, C, Portland (WHL)
135. PHX MDZ selects: Matthew Campagna, C, Sudbury (OHL)
136. TOR TribalPhoenix selects: Jake Montgomery, LW, Shattuck St. Mary's (PREP) 
137. OTT Canuck71 selects: Brandon Magee, C, Victoria (WHL)
138. LA Mr Momentum selects: Christoph Bertschy, LW, Bern (Swiss)
139. CHI thefeebster selects: Riley Barber, RW, US U-18 (USHL)
140. DAL (via FLA) Modo selects: Devin Shore, C, Whitby (OJHL)
141. NJ RogueStatus selects: Matt DeBlouw, C, Muskegon (USHL)
142. SJ VikingAv selects: Kristoff Kontos, C, Sudbury (OHL)
143. PIT Starchild74 selects: Jake Paterson, G, Saginaw (OHL)
144. PHI BillyShoe1721 selects: Michael McKee, D, Lincoln (USHL)
145. NSH Jesker selects: Jorgen Karterud, LW, Valerenga (Norway)
146. BOS Kirk- NEHJ selects: James Melindy, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
147. VAN Velociraptor selects: Erik Thorell, C, Farjestad (Elitserien)
148. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Michael Houser, G, London (OHL)
149. NYR Zenith selects: Mikael Wikstrand, D, Mora (Allsvenskan)
150. DET Cup selects: Connor Carrick, D, US U-18 (USHL)


151. CBJ Timeless Winter selects: Reid Gow, D, Spokane (WHL)
152. EDM Joey Moss selects: Dylan Wruck, LW, Edmonton (OHL)
153. TOR (via ANA) TribalPhoenix selects: Thomas DiPauli, C, US U-18 (USHL)
154. CAR DaveG selects: Thomas Spelling, LW/RW, Herning (Denmark)
155. BUF ZeroKnowledge selects: Justin Hickman, C, Seattle (WHL)
156. NYI CodeE selects: Zach Leslie, D, Guelph (OHL)
157. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Jake Bischoff, D, Grand Rapids (HIGH-MN)
158. MTL pensguy11 selects: Tobias Törnkvist, D, Rogle (Allsvenskan)
159. WPG Holden Caulfield selects: Alex Gudbranson, D, Kingston (OHL)
160. MIN danccchan selects: Collin Olson, G, US U-18 (USHL)
161. FLA (via DAL) TourettesGuy selects: Steven Hodges, C, Victoria (WHL)
162. COL Hasbro selects: Denis Kamaev, LW, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
163. CGY CapitalPunishment selects: Daulton Siwak, RW, Prince George (WHL)
164. WSH Langway selects: John Draeger, D, Shattuck St. Mary's (PREP)
165. PHX MDZ selects: Philip Tot, LW, Lethbridge (WHL)
166. TOR TribalPhoenix selects: Niklas Tikkinen, D, Blues (SM-Liiga)
167. OTT Canuck71 selects: Eric Nemec, C, Vitkovice (Extraliga)
168. LA Mr Momentum selects: Eric Locke, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
169. CHI thefeebster selects: Morgan Zulinick, C, Salmon Arm (BCHL)
170. FLA TourettesGuy selects: Tyler Hansen, D, Kamloops (WHL)
171. NJ RogueStatus selects: Frank Palazzese, G, Kitchener (OHL)
172. SJ VikingAv selects: Logan McVeigh, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
173. PIT Starchild74 selects: Petr Koblasa, RW, Karlovy Vary (Extraliga)
174. LA (via PHI) Mr Momentum selects: Anthony Stolarz, G, Corpus Christi (NAHL)
175. NSH Jesker selects: Jujhar Khaira, RW, Prince George (BCHL)
176. BOS Kirk- NEHJ selects: Jimmy Vesey, LW, South Shore (EJHL)
177. VAN Velociraptor selects: Marcus McIvor, D, Brampton (OHL)
178. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Evgeni Krutikov, LW, Spartak (MHL)
179. NSH (via NYR) Jesker selects: Colin Smith, C, Kamloops (WHL)
180. DET Cup selects: Hunter Fejes, RW, Shattuck St. Mary's (PREP)


181. CBJ Timeless Winter selects: Ashton Sautner, D, Edmonton (WHL)
182. LA (via EDM) Mr Momentum selects: Michael Clarke, C, Windsor (OHL)
183. ANA Hale the Villain selects: Joey Laleggia, D, Denver (NCAA)
184. CAR DaveG selects: Austin Farley, LW, Fargo (USHL)
185. BUF ZeroKnowledge selects: Frankie Vatrano, C, US U-18 (USHL)
186. NYI CodeE selects: Gustav Rydahl, C, Farjestad (Elitserien)
187. TB Backstrom #19 selects: Drake Caggiula, C, Stouffville (OJHL)
188. PHX (via MTL) MDZ selects: Ryan Olsen, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
189. WPG Holden Caulfield selects: Artemi Panarin, LW, Kazan (KHL)
190. MIN danccchan selects: Tomas Filippi, RW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
191. DAL Modo selects: Vladislav Shalimov, LW, Val d'Or (QMJHL)
192. COL Hasbro selects: Robert Rooba, LW, Blues (SM-Liiga)
193. CGY CapitalPunishment selects: Cody Sylvester, C, Calgary (WHL)
194. WSH Langway selects: Mitch Moroz, LW, Edmonton (WHL)
195. PHX MDZ selects: Erik Karlsson, LW, Frölunda (Elitserien)
196. CGY (via TOR) CapitalPunishment selects: Artyom Sergeyev, D, Val d'Or (QMJHL)
197. OTT Canuck71 selects: Zach Aston-Reese, C, Lincoln (USHL)
198. LA Mr Momentum selects: Henri Auvinen, D, JYP (SM-Liiga)
199. CHI thefeebster selects: Nathan Pancel, LW, Sudbury (OHL)
200. BUF (via FLA) ZeroKnowledge selects: Garrett Hooey, LW, Belleville (OHL)
201. ANA (via NJ) Hale the Villain selects: Richard Ullberg, G, SaiPa (SM-Liiga)
202. SJ VikingAv selects: Carter Rigby, LW, Kelowna (WHL)
203. PIT Starchild74 selects: Ryan Culkin, D, Quebec (QMJHL)
204. PHI BillyShoe1721 selects: Warren Steele, D, Kingston (OHL)
205. NSH Jesker selects: Christopher Clapperton, LW, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
206. BOS Kirk- NEHJ selects: Chris Calnan, LW, Nobles (HIGH-MA)
207. VAN Velociraptor selects: Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall, LW, Timra (Elitserien)
208. STL Prussian_Blue selects: Justin Hache, D, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
209. TOR (via NYR) TribalPhoenix selects: Corbin Boes, G, Brandon (WHL)
210. BOS (via DET) Kirk- NEHJ selects: Jacob Slavin, D, Chicago (USHL)

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