2012 NHL Mock Draft: 6/15/12

As of 6/15/12 Mock Draft:

1. Image – Nail Yakupov, LW, Sarnia (OHL)

Skinny: Most skilled and offensively gifted player in Draft. Oilers become offensive powerhouse.

2. Image – Mikhail Grigorenko, RW, Quebec (QMJHL)

Skinny: Brings size and a lot of skill to Columbus, will develop nicely with Johansen.

3. Image – Filip Forsberg, LW, Leksands (SWE)

Skinny: Winger that will bring a lot of skill to a depleted forward prospect pool for Montreal.

4. Image – Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)

Skinny: Big and strong defenseman, will be centerpiece to the Islanders youth on defense.

5. Image – Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)

Skinny: Explosive offensive player that fills Toronto’s need for a #1 center.

6. Image – Matthew Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)

Skinny: Punishing defenseman with offensive capabilities, will develop into a stud on the blue line.

7. Image – Jacob Trouba, D, USA U-18 (USHL)

Skinny: High offensive capabilities and isn’t afraid to be gritty.

8. Image – Radek Faksa, C, Kitchener (OHL)

Skinny: Big and has a lot of skill, has adapted well to North American hockey.

9. Image – Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit (FIN)

Skinny: Explosive skater, high offensive capabilities, Finnish league Rookie of the Year.

10. Image – Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)

Skinny: Offensively gifted, smooth skater, sees the ice well.

11. Image (via COL) – Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)

Skinny: Big and strong, sees the game well.

12. Image – Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)

Skinny: Talented power forward with scoring touch, gritty edge to his game.

13. Image – Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)

Skinny: Offensively gifted and sees the ice very well, high hockey IQ.

14. Image – Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)

Skinny: Strong offensive ability, plays well in own end; great first pass.

15. Image – Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)

Skinny: Strong, reliable defenseman, great in shutdown situations. Will complement Karlsson well.

16. Image – Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda Jr. (SWE-JR.)

Skinny: Offensively gifted, great speed, acceleration, and agility.

17. Image – Stefan Matteau, C, USA U-18 (USHL)

Skinny: Offensive touch, has a gritty edge to his game.

18. Image – Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa (KHL)

Skinny: Athletic and reads the play phenomenally, is destined to be a starter in this league.

19. Image (via DET) – Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia (CZREP)

Skinny: Strong offensive ability and great athleticism.

20. Image – Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)

Skinny: Good on both sides of puck, great shutdown defenseman.

21. Image (via NSH) – Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)

Skinny: Big, strong center who can dominate in the corners; strong two-way presence.

22. Image – Pontus Aberg, LW, Djugardens (SWE)

Skinny: Skilled Swede performed well against men as a teenager in SEL.

23. Image – Mark Jankowski, C, Stanstead College (HIGH-QC)

Skinny: High offensive talent, gifted scorer; 53 goals and 94 points, plus-51.

24. Image – Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)

Skinny: Balanced defenseman, high offensive capabilities.

25. Image – Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)

Skinny: Poised, smart with the puck, and smooth skater.

26. Image – Colton Sissons, C, Kelowna (WHL)

Skinny: Two-way presence with skill, will play his heart out for Vancouver.

27. Image – Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)

Skinny: Late bloomer in the OHL, pure goal scorer.

28. Image – Brady Skjei, D, USA U-18 (USHL)

Skinny: Big defenseman who’s smooth on his skates.

29. Image – Martin Frk, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)

Skinny: Big winger with great shot, just needs to develop his skating ability.

30. Image – Dalton Thrower, D, Saskatoon (WHL)

Skinny: Developing an offensive upside along with strong defensive capabilities.


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