1-Chicago: Kyle Turris While it has been speculated that the Blackhawks are interested in both Turris and Kane, Turris is the safer pick. He's big, strong and plays more of a 2-way game. The only problem with drafting him is he hasn't had the competition as of yet. Great Mentality and work ethic. 2-Philadelphia: James Van Riesmsdyk Philadelphia won't pass up this Power Forward in the making. Even with Kane still available, The flyers have always picked size over skill. Van Riesmsdyk has the tools to be a dominating forward in a few years 3-Phoenix: Patrick Kane Obviously with Kane still available, Phoenix snatches up Kane without hesitation. Led the OHL in points as a rookie, there's no denying his offensive capabilities. 4-Los Angeles: Karl Alzner With a lot of young forwards in the organisation and an aging defensive corps, LA picks up the top all around defensemen in Alzner. He'll be a great complement for Jack Johnson in a few years. 5-Washington: Alexei Cherepanov It's a tough choice between Voracek and Cherepanov, but Washington has a history of drafting Russians. They take a chance on Cherepanov at number 5. Looking towards the future he'll be a great addition to an already great russian duo. 6-Edmonton: Jakub Voracek Edmonton is happy to snatch up Voracek at number 6. As a rookie he led the Moosehead in assists and points in just 59 games. He is one of the most NHL ready prospects in this years draft, but would be best served to have one more year to dominate the Q. 7- Columbus: Nick Petrecki In a bit of a surprise Columbus picks Nick Petrecki. A 2-way defensemen. Possibly the most physical defensemen in the draft. Columbus needs a guy like him, a real character guy. 8-Boston: Sam Gagner Possibly the most impressive prospect at the combine, his preformance garanteed him a top 10 position and Boston could use a top notch forward prospect as they've had a hard time in past drafts. Gagner is a very safe bet to one day see the NHL ice. 9-St-Louis: Keaton Ellerby At number 9 the blues pick who they think is the best player available, defensemen, Keaton Ellerby. At 6"4" 174 lbs., Ellerby needs to add a lot of muscle before he is to be considered NHL ready. He is already in his third full season in the WHL, he has always been defensively responsible and his offensive game has been improving. 10-Florida: Ryan McDonaugh Florida picks intriguing defensive prospect Ryan McDonaugh. He will more than likelt be playing in the USHL next season, i'm not too familiar with him, but i hear only good things. 11-Carolina: Lars Eller The big swede (from Denmark, lol) could be the steal of the draft if he develops as i think he will. He could easily get called int he top 10, but if he falls past that, Carolina will pick him with the 11th. 12-Monteal: Maxim Mayorov The Canadiens always seem to draft from europe/russia. Mayorov is a great playmaker and fairly good skater. I think he may turn out to be a better NHLer than Cherepanov, but he may fall farther because of the lack of CBA. 13-Toronto: Mikael Backlund A very talented swede, might be the most talented in years. He missed some time due to injury, if he wouldn't have he could possibly have gone in the top 10. Leafs would be extatic to have him fall onto their laps at 13th. 14-Colorado: Angelo Esposito Once a highly touted prospect, his stock has fallen some, but he is still considered a 1st rounder. Colorado seems a good fit for him in the future. 15-Edmonton: Tommy Cross Having picked a forward at #6, Edmonton picks US defensemen Tommy Cross in hopes he turns out to be a greta puck moving defensemen in a few years. 16-Anaheim: David Perron I seen some people say that they think this guy will be the bust in the first round and i beg to differ. This guy will be the real deal, he's a slippery, crafty forward and the puck just seems to be magnetised to his stick. His stickhandling reminds me of Crosby, but of course he doesn't have the finish. 17-New York Rangers: Max Pacioretty A physical player witht he skills to match, The Rangers draft another hulking player in hopes he doesn't bust liek it appears Hugh Jessiman has. From what i've read, he reiminds a lot of people of Rick Nash, which is a nice person to be compared to. 18-Calgary Flames: Zach Hamill Calgary drafts a lot of players out of the WHL and this year will be no different, as they draft speedy winder Zach Hamill. He has all the tools to become and NHL player in the future. His offense isn't the question, but like so many young prospects, his defense is the question. 19-Minnesota: Colton Gillies The Wild pickj a lot fo big players.. Gillies is a big two way forward, but i think he's a very risky 1st rounder. 20-Pittsburgh: Dana Tyrell Had an impressive showing at the combine, he has a great work ethic and plays hard 100% of the time. He may not be the most skilled, but he is a quality prospect that could turn out to be a nice energy forward. 21- Phoenix: Jeremy Smith Witht he lack of good goalie prospects in the system, Phoenix takes the top ranked goalie, Jeremy Smith who will now be the starter in Plymouth of the OHL. 22- Montreal: Johnathan Blum Blum needs to add some muscle in the next few years, but he showed some great hockey sense and offensive awareness this past seaosn playing for the Memorial Cup champions, Vancouver Giants in the WHL. 23- Philadelphia: Billy Sweatt at 18, Sweatt has already player one seaosn of NCAA hockey where he did fairly good notching 9 goals, 17 assists for 26 points in 30 games. His biggest asset is his blazing speed, which makes him a worthy 1st rounder. 24- St-Louis: Brett MacLean MacLean put up 100 points this past season, but it remains to be seen if that was because of his skills or playing with John Tavares. His name will surely get called int he late first round as a team will take a chance on this one 25- Vancouver: Logan Couture Couture has excelllent hands and should continue developping in the next few years. His game could use more physical play if he intends to make an impact at a higher level. 26- St-Louis: Joakim Andersson Joakim Andersson played 1 game in the SEL this past season. He should look for more playing time in the top league next season. 27- Detroit: Patrick White US born player Patrick White dominated his high school league before playing 12 games in the USHL and recording 8 goals. He also had a great showing at the World Juniors. 28- Washington Capitals: Colby Cohen Big, Physical, Offensively talented. Cohen is all these things. Playing in the USHL all last season, he recorded 60 pts in just 53 games whihc is amazing for a defensemen. He also added 110 PIMs.His defensive game does need some work as does his skating. 29-Ottawa: Akim Aliu A big physical forward with tons of skills. His stock has fallen because of attitude problems, but i still see a team taking a chance on him in the late first round. He showed very well at the combine and will get increased playing time in the OHL next season 30-Edmonton: Brandon Sutter He's a Sutter, which means he's a very hard working two way player and has great hockey sense. Put up decent numbers, playing on the second line. Edmonton drafts the Alberta boy with a great hockey heritage.