1. Phil Kessel. F. USA Still a human highlight reel, he has speed, stickhandling and a shot that can wow anyone, he has too much potential to pass up on. He can bulk up and he can change his game a little...all that will come with time. 2. Erik Johnson. D. USA A big all around good d-man, his offensive game is starting to come along now, since last year he has made leaps and bounds in development, and he looks to be just scratching the surface of his potential. 3. Jordan Staal. F. Can The name alone will help him, notto mention right now he is just impressing with his offensive capabilities and overall skill level, he has great size and with the Staal name, great size and super skill he might go alot higher than alot of people think. 4. Michael Frolik. F Czech he is getting underrated now, he is and will be one of the marquee talents in the draft and in the long run he could turn out to be the best talent from this draft, he has endless amounts of talent, he is a game breaker and his offensive game is just explosive. 5. Jonathan Toews. F Can A good safe all around player, makes smart plays and does the little thing right. He is a little overhyped before the WJC, but now he is being underhyped because of a poor showing there. He is still a great talent that is all around good, he has everything you need to succeed at the next level. 6. James Sheppard. F Can This guy is a brick on the ice, very strong and very quite, he does everything asked of him, has great vision and controls the plays, he throws his body and loves it in the corners and boards, does everything on the ice and is a super power forward in the making. 7. Brian Little. F Can Very explosive and very dangrous in the offensive zone, he gives you his all and is very capable at doing anything from passing the shooting to skating around people, he is a little underrated for this draft now. 8. Nicklas Backstrom. F Swed He is a real explosive talent on the ice, he garnishes alot of attention because of his offensive capablities and his ability to really take control in the offensive zone, he has everything you could want in the offensive zone including some flair. 9. Peter Mueller. F USA Kind of not meeting expectations in the WHL this year, he has endless talent and has size to boot, he should be dominating with his flashy stickhandling work, skating and super vison and passing ability, not to mention he is a great goal scorer as well, seems to have it all and has the potential to be a top 5 pick in the draft. 10. Kyle Okposo. F USA An energy ball on the ice who skates hard, competes hard, plays rough, plays with pride and just does anything you want him to, fast skater, built like a tank, hard hitter, no fear, great shot, does everything type. 11. Jesse Jouensuu. F Fin Very big, great size and poise, he has not reached the offensive potential they thought he would, but he is still very raw, he reminds some of Mikko Koivu, he might take some time to develop his overall game but he has the potential to be a star in the making. 12. Jonathan Bernier. G Can Has been showing all year that he is a very good #1 goalie, he he capable at making highlight saves, he doesn't crack under presseur, plays a strong butterfly game, is getting fast and controls rebounds well, he has the makings of a #1 future goalie. 13. Yuri Alexandrov. D Rus Very offensive d-man who loves to add from the point, very good rusher with speed and slick stick work, is playing very well right now in Russia, he is one of those players, you either love him or hate him. 14. Bobby Senguinettie. D USA Really opening eyes this year in the OHL, a super smooth skater with awsome puckhanlding of rushing ability, he controls the play very well from the point, not scared to take offensive chances and plays a respectable defensive game to boot. 15. Billy Sauer. G USA Dominating NCAA right now, he could be in a long line of great goalies from the NCAA ranks, he is big, athletic, fast, smart, positional, he has the makings of a star goalie. 16. Derrick Brassard. F Czech Really proving this year he has maga talent, could be a Simon Gagne type of player, very fast on the ice and agilie, a very good stickhandler with good moves, great vision and passing abilities, he is able to create plays and put the puck in the net, he has the makings of a really good offensive forward. 17. Jiri Tlusy. F Czech plays a well rounded two way style of game, he plays aggressive and tough, will throw hits and is a decent skater with all around decent offensive skills, his talent in the offensive zone is very raw and he could be a offensive stud once he works on a few areas...when drafting him he could be a real good project with very good two way skills...so he is a win win player (offensive games doesn't pan out, he is good then as a banger and two way player) 18. Mark Mitera. D USA Will never stand out in a game and needs to work on a few parts of it as well, he plays a safe quite game that will go unnoticed, very solid all around but like said, he is more a safe pick, he could turn out to be a very good 4th to 5th d-man 19. Ivan Vishnevsky. D Rus A Sandis Ozolinch type of d-man who is dominating the QMJHL with his offensive game from the point, his end to end rushes, his ability to get in the offensive zone and shoot is almost unmatched by alot of defenders, he plays a little better defense than Ozolinsh did, still he is not one for rough play nor traffic, his offensive game makes him tempting. 20. Mike Forney. F USA A pure sniper with deadly shooting ability, he is fast and has a big frame, still raw though and some what of a project for the long run, his offensive capabilities are way too much to pass on. 21. Alexander Vasyunov. F Russia Actually has the talent to go 1st overall in the draft, he could be the most skilled player in the draft putting his talents up there with Kovalchuk and Ovechkin but despite his super speed, agility, awsome stickhandling, and good given scoring ability that could be unmatched in the draft, this guy only plays when he wants to and plays very lazy, if he can get over this and play the game, he will be some teams meal ticket to fame, untill then he will be just another decent player. 22. Nigel Williams. D USA A great physical, aggressive man with great all around game, he could turn out to be a super star player in the future, in the long run he could be up there with Erik Johnson and so on, he is flying low under the radar right now, but come draft time he could be up in the top 15 selected. 23. Ryan Flynn. F USA A very physical, big hitter, he is very good at playmaking on the ice, he has good vision and controls the plays along the boards and corners, he is very well rounded in the offensive zone and is able to put up with alot of abuse before they can take the puck. 24. David Kveton. F Czech Very slick with the puck, he is one of those players who handles the puck with style, he plays with good pace, has a very quick shot and is able to use it when the goalie isn't ready, he is a very capable passer who will not wow you but gets the job done. 25. Ryan Hillier. F Can Really starting to show is true talent, he has speed to burn, he loves to stickhandle around people..maybe a bit too much, he is a great playmaker with great vision and passing ability, he makes others better on his line. 26. Igor Makarov. F Rus A good stickhandler with good speed and all around good play, he makes good passes, picks his shots well and has good awarness on the ice, able to stickhandle quit well and put the puck in the net, his game is alittle underrated on these boards, he is a good worker with a good offensvie game, watch out for this player. 27. Joey Ryan. D USA A super physical d-man who is a very intimidating force when on the ice, he will drop the gloves with anyone, throw bone crushing hits, plays a super aggressive style of game, plays well positionally on defense, this guy just scares the oppenents on the ice and plays well in the defensive zone to boot. 28. Ben Shutron. D Can A great two way defender, he has good puck rushing poise, makes good tape to tape passes, works the puck around well, is used on QB alot, he has good vision and hockey sense, needs to add a physical game to his belt though. 29. Niko Hoivonen. G Fin This guy could be a real steal this low in the draft, and in a few years he has the ability to be possibly the best goalie from this draft, compared to Lehtonen alot these days, he is fast, poised, positional, athletic, smart , a game saver, good glove he has it all and could be a future super star if handled right. 30. Ben Maxwell. F Can a very good playmaker who is able to make others better on the ice, he has good speed on his skates and has good smarts and awarness as well, he needs to work on consistancy more so than anything else right now but he is very good, and can only get better.