Future Considerations


FC releases preliminary list for 2011 NHL Entry Draft

From Dan Stewart:

With the QMJHL season already underway and the rest of the hockey world ready to follow suit, the Taylor vs. Tyler debate of yesteryear has been put on the back burner as their careers continue to play out.

Hall and Seguin can now give way this year’s three-way dance involving Dummondville’s Sean Couturier, Swede Adam Larsson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels.

Which will be called to the stage first on draft day? Can someone outside of the ‘big three’ make noise at the top of the list?

Ladies and gentlemen, let the games begin!

Rank / Pos. / Name / Team / League / Ht / Wt /
1). C/LW Sean Couturier, Drummondville, QMJHL, 6’-4”, 200 Lbs
2). D Adam Larsson, Skelleftea, SEL, 6’-3”, 210 Lbs
3). C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer, WHL, 5’-11.5”, 160 Lbs
4). RW Brandon Saad, Saginaw, OHL, 6’-2”, 200 Lbs
5). LW Matt Puempel, Peterborough, OHL, 6’-0”, 195 Lbs
6). C Victor Rask, Leksand, Sweden, 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
7). RW Seth Ambroz, Omaha, USHL, 6’-3”, 210 Lbs
8). RW Gabriel Landeskog, Kitchener, OHL, 6’-0”, 200 Lbs
9). D Ryan Murphy, Kitchener, OHL, 5’-10.5”, 165 Lbs
10). D David Musil, Vancouver, WHL, 6’-3.5”, 190 Lbs
11). LW Lucas Lessio, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-1”, 190 Lbs
12). D Adam Clendening, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 185 Lbs
13). D Nathan Beaulieu, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-2”, 180 Lbs
14). D Dougie Hamilton, Niagara, OHL, 6’-4.5”, 185 Lbs
15). D Duncan Siemens, Saskatoon, WHL, 6’-3”, 195 Lbs
16). C Boone Jenner, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-1”, 200 Lbs
17). C Vladislav Namestnikov, London, OHL, 5’-11”, 160 Lbs
18). C/RW Alexander Khokhlachev, Windsor, OHL, 5’-11”, 170 Lbs
19). LW Tomas Jurco, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-0”, 175 Lbs
20). RW Shane McColgan, Kelowna, WHL, 5’-9”, 170 Lbs
21). C Rocco Grimaldi, U18, NTDP, 5’-6.5”, 160 Lbs
22). C Garrett Meurs, Plymouth, OHL, 5’-11”, 170 Lbs
23). D Jesse Forsberg, Prince George, WHL, 6’-0”, 195 Lbs
24). D Scott Mayfield, Youngstown, USHL, 6’-4”, 175 Lbs
25). RW Ty Rattie, Portland, WHL, 6’-0”, 170 Lbs
26). D Scott Harrington, London, OHL, 6’-1”, 195 Lbs
27). C Matthew Nieto, Boston University, NCAA, 5’-11”, 180 Lbs
28). RW Brett Ritchie, Sarnia, OHL, 6’-3”, 190 Lbs
29). C Daniel Catenacci, Sault St, Marie, OHL, 5’-10”, 175 Lbs
30). C Michael St. Croix, Edmonton, WHL, 5’-11”, 165 Lbs

Honorable Mentions:

C Jonathan Huberdeau, Saint John, QMJHL, 6’-1”, 155 Lbs
LW Nicklas Jensen
, Oshawa, OHL, 6’-2”, 185 Lbs
D Reece Scarlett
, Swift Current, WHL, 6’-0”, 165 Lbs
D Stuart Percy
, Mississauga, OHL, 6’-1”, 175 Lbs
RW Austen Brassard
, Belleville, OHL, 6’-2”, 185 Lbs
C Mika Zibanejad
, Djurgardens, Swe Jr, 6’-1”, 180 Lbs
LW Adam Lowry
, Swift Current, WHL, 6’-3”, 170 Lbs
D Robbie Russo
, U18, NTDP, 6’-1”, 185 Lbs
C Joel Armia
, Assat, U20 Liiga, 6’-2”, 175 Lbs
C Nick Shore
, University of Denver, NCAA, 6’-0”, 190 Lbs

Aaron Vickers is the managing editor of Future Considerations. Follow him on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/VickersFC

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