Saturday, June 23, 2012

2012 NHL Draft Results

The results are in! The 2012 NHL Entry Draft is complete. A successful draft for the Ontario Hockey League as 49 players were drafted (5 more than last year). That's about 23% of all players drafted.

Below you can find the results for OHL players, as well as my draft ranking before the draft (for comparison's sake).

My Rank Player Name PO OHL Team NHL Team RD Pick

1 Nail Yakupov F Sarnia EDM 1 1

2 Alex Galchenyuk F Sarnia MTL 1 3

3 Olli Maatta D London PIT 1 22

4 Cody Ceci D Ottawa OTT 1 15

5 Radek Faksa F Kitchener DAL 1 13

6 Brendan Gaunce F Belleville VAN 1 26

7 Matt Finn D Guelph TOR 2 35

8 Malcolm Subban G Belleville BOS 1 24

9 Scott Laughton F Oshawa PHI 1 20

10 Daniil Zharkov F Belleville EDM 3 91

11 Slater Koekkoek D Peterborough TBL 1 10

12 Tom Wilson F Plymouth WSH 1 16

13 Scott Kosmachuk F Guelph WPG 3 70

14 Adam Pelech D Erie NYI 3 65

15 Matt Murray G SSM PIT 3 83

16 Gemel Smith F Owen Sound DAL 4 104

17 Trevor Carrick D Mississauga CAR 4 115

18 Dane Fox F Erie

19 Brady Vail F Windsor MTL 4 94

20 Jarrod Maidens F Owen Sound OTT 3 82

21 Andreas Athanasiou F London DET 4 110

22 Jesse Graham D Niagara NYI 6 155

23 Nick Ebert D Windsor LAK 7 211

24 Jake Paterson G Saginaw DET 3 80

25 Dylan Blujus D Brampton TBL 2 40

26 Matia Marcantuoni F Kitchener PIT 4 92

27 Artur Gavrus F Owen Sound NJ 6 180

28 Joel Wigle F Niagara

29 Josh Anderson F London CBJ 4 95

30 Chris Tierney F London SJS 2 55

31 Michael Clarke F Windsor COL 5 132

32 Jake Dotchin D Owen Sound TBL 6 161

33 Max Iafrate D Kitchener

34 Alex Gudbranson D Kingston

35 Ryan Rupert F London TOR 6 157

36 Daniel Altshuller G Oshawa CAR 3 69

37 Marcus McIvor D Brampton

38 Ben Johnson F Windsor NJ 3 90

39 Justin Kea F Saginaw BUF 3 73

40 Nathan Pancel F Sudbury

41 Gianluca Curcuruto D SSM CBJ 7 182

42 Warren Steele D Kingston

43 Zach Leslie D Guelph

44 Kristoff Kontos F Mississauga

45 Connor Brown F Erie TOR 6 156

46 Chris Marchese F Windsor

47 Brock McGinn F Guelph CAR 2 47

48 Joseph Blandisi F Owen Sound COL 6 162

49 Matthew Campagna F Sudbury

50 Garrett Hooey F Belleville

1 Tanner Pearson F Barrie LAK 1 30

2 Seth Griffith F London BOS 5 131

3 Tanner Richard F Guelph TBL 3 71

4 Zach Mitchell F Guelph

5 Alex Basso D Sarnia

6 Michael Houser G London

7 Mitchell Heard F Plymouth COL 2 41

8 Matt Petgrave D Oshawa

9 Frank Palazzese G Kitchener

10 Riley Brace F Mississauga

N/A Ben Thomson F Kitchener NJ 4 96

N/A Garret Ross F Saginaw CHI 5 139

N/A Clark Seymour D Peterborough  PIT 5 143

N/A Cody Payne F Plymouth BOS 5 145

N/A Colin Miller D SSM LAK 5 151

N/A Brady Austin D Belleville BUF 7 193

Some general comments:

1. Another remarkable day for overage prospects. 9 overagers (or re-entries) from the OHL were drafted. This includes Seth Griffith, who I'm incredibly pleased to see drafted after I was surprised he was passed over last year. This also includes first round pick Tanner Pearson!

2. Dane Fox becomes the highest rated player I've ever had go undrafted. Has to be disappointing for him. I suppose it's not completely surprising because of the "character" issues that seem to surround him, but after talking with him and doing a feature on him this year, he seems like a guy with his head on straight now. Talent wise, he's definitely a top 3 round pick, so hopefully he uses this as motivation next year and has an explosive year on an up and coming Erie squad.

3. I feel bad for Nick Ebert. From potential top 10 pick at this time last year, to the last pick in the entire draft. Ouch.

4. I don't get how Joel Wigle goes undrafted. Teams making a big mistake there. I guess no one got a good enough glimpse of him with his limited minutes this year, but he'll be a big player for Niagara moving forward. He certainly showed me WAY more than a guy like Cody Payne this year (who did get drafted).

5. Also a tad surprised to see two players with great bloodlines in Max Iafrate and Alex Gudbranson not get drafted.

6. Love seeing Ryan Rupert get drafted by the Leafs. Size concerns be damned, this guy can play the game.

7. Biggest head scratcher of the day goes to Pittsburgh drafting Clark Seymour. At one point last year, I had him in my top 50, but he ended up being an honorable mention. He didn't get drafted. This year, he has some injury problems and suspension issues, and never really took that step forward in Peterborough (IMO). Yet...he gets drafted. Don't get this one.

What are your thoughts on the draft this year?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you would have told me before the start of the season that Justin Kea would be drafted before Jake Paterson, me and every other Spirit fan would have told you you were crazy. I have to hand it to Kea, he really stepped up his game towards the end of this year.