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2011 Rookie Draft: Skinner Takes Top Spot

In BAL, GLP, NAS, News, PIT, Transactions on October 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

The biggest question of the 2011 Rookie Draft was answered in mere moments – Skinner or Hall? The Nashville Knights went with Jeff Skinner, adding to an already deep corps of young forwards. The Great Lakes Pilots would make Taylor Hall the latest addition to the list of high-level draft-day bridesmaids.

Forwards Tyler Seguin (Winnipeg), Jordan Eberle (Ice Harbor), and Derek Stepan (Delta) rounded out the top 5. The first defensemen went sixth – Cam Fowler to the San Francisco Seals. Nashville took the first second goaltender at #21, sparking a run that resulted in netminders drafted in 7 of 20 second rounders.

The Baltimore Crab kicked the day off in a big way, dealing Evgeni Malkin (himself acquired on draft day last year), along with Cal O’Reilly and Bryan McCabe, to the Pittsburgh Hornets in exchange for all four of Pittsburgh’s picks in the draft. It meant that the Crab ended up making 7 selections on the day.

Other minor trades included Ice Harbor dealing its 3rd and 4th rounders to Denver for a 3rd rounder in 2012, and the Night Train shipping blueliner Filip Kuba to South Carolina for a 3rd and 4th.

Complete 2011 Rookie Draft Results

Round 1

1. Nashville F Jeff Skinner
2. Great Lakes F Taylor Hall
3. Winnipeg F Tyler Seguin
4. Ice Harbor F Jordan Eberle
5. Delta F Derek Stepan
6. San Francisco D Cam Fowler
7. Vancouver D Oliver Ekman-Larsson
8. Baltimore D Ryan McDonagh
9. Boston F Marcus Johansson
10. Baltimore (from Pittsburgh) F Nino Niederreiter
11. Denver D Kevin Shattenkirk
12. Sterling F Magnus Paajarvi
13. El Dorado F Alexander Burmistrov
14. Farmington F Cody Hodgson
15. South Carolina D Travis Hamonic
16. Charleston F Luke Adam
17. Saint Louis F Jacob Josefson
18. West Virginia F Nick Palmieri
19. Portland G James Reimer
20. Salem D Jonathon Blum

Round 2

21. Nashville G Sergei Bobrovsky
22. Winnipeg F Mattias Tedenby
23. Ice Harbor D Jared Spurgeon
24. Delta F Linus Omark
25. San Francisco G Al Montoya
26. Great Lakes D Nick Leddy
27. Vancouver F Zac Dalpe
28. Vancouver (from Baltimore) F Kyle Palmieri
29. Boston G Devan Dubnyk
30. Baltimore (from Pittsburgh) G Jacob Markstrom
31. Denver G Anders Lindback
32. Sterling G Braden Holtby
33. El Dorado F Joe Colborne
34. Farmington G Robin Lehner
35. South Carolina F David Desharnais
36. Charleston F Matt Halischuk
37. Saint Louis F Tomas Tatar
38. West Virginia F Evgeny Dadonov
39. Portland F Colin Greening
40. Salem F Philip McRae

Round 3

41. Vancouver (from Nashville) D Nikita Nikitin
42. Winnipeg F Patrice Cormier
43. Denver (from Ice Harbor) F Brandon McMillan
44. Delta G Kevin Poulin
45. San Francisco D Alec Martinez
46. Great Lakes D Marco Scandella
47. Charleston (from Vancouver) F Matt Calvert
48. Baltimore D Michael Sauer
49. Boston F Jordan Caron
50. Baltimore (from Pittsburgh) F Blake Geoffrion
51. Denver D Patrick Wiercioch
52. Sterling F Kyle Clifford
53. El Dorado D Jeff Petry
54. Farmington F Jeremy Morin
55. Charleston F Dustin Jeffrey
56. Saint Louis D Keith Aulie
57. Portland F Brett MacLean
58. Salem F Greg Nemisz
59. Vancouver (from South Carolina) F Adam Henrique
60. Nashville (from West Virginia) D Ian Cole

Round 4

61. Nashville D TJ Brodie
62. Winnipeg D Christopher Tanev
63. Denver (from Ice Harbor) G Thomas McCollum
64. Delta F Mats Zuccarello
65. San Francisco F Brett Sutter
66. Great Lakes F Erik Condra
67. Vancouver F Joe Vitale
68. Baltimore F Teemu Hartikainen
69. Boston D John Moore
70. Baltimore (from Pittsburgh) D Steven Kampfer
71. Denver D Cameron Gaunce
72. Sterling D Mark Fayne
73. El Dorado F Eric Wellwood
74. Farmington F Brandon Pirri
75. Vancouver (from South Carolina) F Stephane Da Costa
76. Charleston F Matt Martin
77. Saint Louis F Matt Frattin
78. West Virginia F Mark Olver
79. Portland F Tomas Kubalik
80. Salem D Chris Summers

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