2009 NHL Draft Results

#1 - New York Islanders - John Tavares - C - London
Tavares has been facing huge expectations his entire life. This will not change as he will be expected to take the laughing stock Islanders back to respectability.

#2 - Tampa Bay Lightning - Victor Hedman - D - Modo
The 6'6" defenceman will likely step right onto the Lighting's roster and will be a mainstay on their top defensive pairing for years to come.

#3 - Colorado Avalanche - Matt Duchene - C - Brampton
Easily the most complete player in the draft, Duchene will we a welcome addition in the mile-high city and will make an amazing 1-2 punch along side Paul Stastny.

#4 - Atlanta Thrashers - Evander Kane - C - Vancouver
Size, skill, heart, this kid's got it all. With a skill set along the lines of a Jerome Iginla, look for him to be playing on the top line with Bryan Little very soon.

#5 - Los Angeles Kings - Braydon Schenn - C - Brandon
A future heart and soul player in the mold of Mike Richards, Braydon Schenn will be a welcome addition on an already young and talented Kings core.

#6 - Phoenix Coyotes - Oliver Ekman-Larson - D - Leksand
The best two-way defenseman in the draft, nobody's stock rose higher in this draft than Ekman-Larson. Another high end prospect to add to the stable in Phoenix.

#7 - Toronto Maple Leafs - Nazim Kadri - C - London
A pure sniper with elite level skills, the only knock on Kadri is a perceived level of inconsistancy. It will be up to the the Leafs to mold him into the pure offensive player that he can be.

#8 - Dallas Stars - Scott Glennie - RW - Brandon
A highly skilled finesse player, Glennie in a couple of years will be a huge boost for the offensively challenged Stars.

#9 - Ottawa Senators - Jared Cowan - D - Spokane
A big, hard-nosed, puck moving defenseman. Just what the doctor ordered in the nation's capitol.

#10 - Edmonton Oilers - Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson - LW - Timra
One of the fastest skaters in the draft. Although a couple of years from playing in the NHL he will soon be an impact offensive player for the Edmonton Oilers.

#11 - Nashville Predators - Ryan Ellis - D - Windsor
Don't let his size fool you, this kid proved at the world junior tournament that his puck skills are off the chart. Give him a couple years to fill out and he'll be blasting bombs from the point for the Predators.

#12 - New York Islanders - Calvin DeHaan - D - Oshawa
This kid's got a great skill set including outstanding foot speed, a great first past, and outstanding potential. All he needs is 2 or 3 years to fill out his frame to be NHL ready.

#13 - Buffalo Sabres - Zack Kassian - RW - Peterbourough
Another of the big risers in this year's draft. Kassian is a skilled power forward with a big time mean streak. This kid will run right through you if you're not careful.

#14 - Florida Panthers - Dmitry Kulikov - D - Drummondville
This guy's off the charts talented. If he didn't have a Russian name he would have been picked much earlier.

#15 - Anaheim Ducks - Peter Holland - C - Guelph
A big man with big time skills. The only question is whether this kid's got a tool kit to go along with his tools.

#16 - Minnesota - Nick Leddy - D - Eden Prairie
This year's USHL's Mr. Hockey is a hard skating mobile defenseman. Will he be able to dominate in higher levels than high school?

#17 - St Louis Blues - David Rundblad - D - Skelleftea
Rundblad is this year's Swedish offering of the power play specialist. He moves the puck with confidence and has an incredibly accurate shot.

#18 - Montreal Canadiens - Lous Leblanc - C - Omaha
This smart, skilled centre will be attending Harvard in the fall.

#19 - New York Rangers - Chris Kreider - C - Andover
Hands down the fastest skater in this year's draft, Kreider will be leaving high school and will need to prove himself at a higher level of competition.

#20 - New Jersey Devils - Jacob Josefson - C - Djurgarden
A dynamic two-way player. All-around good skills with the puck, but it's his character that will make him a great proffesional.

#21 - Colombus Bluejackets - John Moore - D - Chicago
An offensive defenceman with outstanding skating ability. This kid was ranked much higher by most accounts.

#22 - Vancouver Canucks - Jordan Schroeder - C - Minnesota
A complete hockey player with great offensive and defensive skills. Schroeder can fill the net with the best of them and although is small by NHL standards, has a powerful core that should carry him far.

#23 - Calgary Flames - Tim Erixon - D - Skelleftea
A smart defensive defensman, he plays a solid game and moves the puck down the ice with authority. His father was an NHL defenseman with the Rangers for a decade.

#24 - Washington Capitols - Marcus Johanson - C - Farjestad
A shifty and technically sound centre. He should round out to be a solid playmaker in the NHL.

#25 - Boston Bruins - Jordon Caron - RW - Rimouski
A big strong winger to complement an already talented forward core in Boston.

#26 - Anaheim Ducks - Kyle Palmieri - RW/C - US18
A smart two-way player, his greatest assets are his drive and tenacity.

#27 - Carolina Hurricanes - Philippe Paradis - C - Shawinigan
A solid offensive player with a wicked shot.

#28 - Chicago Blackhawks - Dylan Olsen - D - Camrose
A physical hard-nosed defenceman with a respectable amount of offensive ability.

#29 - Tampa Bay Lightning - Carter Ashton - RW - Lethbridge
Another 2nd generation NHL'er, he has the size and ability to dominate along the boards. Consistancy can be a bit of an issue.

#30 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Simon Despres - D - St Johns
Great NHL size and mobility. He should develop into a solid all-around defenceman.

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