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2011 NHL Entry Draft

Location:Excel Energy Center (Saint Paul, MN)Held:June 24-25, 2010
First Overall Pick:Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Oilers)Players With NHL Experience:125

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft was the 49th NHL Entry Draft. It was held on June 24–25, 2011, at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was the first time the Draft was held in the state of Minnesota since the Minnesota North Stars hosted the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. The top three picks consisted of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins going to the Edmonton Oilers, Gabriel Landeskog going to the Colorado Avalanche, and Jonathan Huberdeau going to the Florida Panthers.

The draft was also noteworthy as the venue at which the recently relocated Atlanta Thrashers franchise announced that they would be known as the Winnipeg Jets, making the announcement as they drafted Mark Scheifele with their first pick.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Edmonton Oilers
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Who Are the Biggest Steals of the 2010 NHL Draft?

  • Johnny Gaudreau (104th overall by the Calgary Flames)Two-time 30-goal scorer
    • Two-time 20-goal scorer
    • Scored a career-high 36 goals and 99 points during the 2018-19 season
    • Never has seen a season where he has scored less than 18 goals
  • Nikita Kucherov (58th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning)
    • Scored a career-high 41 goals and 128 points during the 2018-19 season
    • Has hit 100 points twice in his career
    • Four seasons with at least 85 points
    • Two-time 40-goal scorer
    • Three-time 30-goal scorer
  • Ondrej Palat (208th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning)
    • Six seasons hitting double-digits in goals
    • 32 goals in 92 playoff games
  • Ryan Dzingel (204th overall by the Ottawa Senators)
    • Two 20-goal seasons
  • Dylan DeMelo (179th overall by the San Jose Sharks)
  • Josh Manson (160th overall by the Anaheim Ducks)
    • Seven seasons with the Ducks
    • Hit double digits in points four seasons in a row (2015-2019)
  • Andrew Shaw (139th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks)
    • Two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks
    • Six seasons in a row where he scored 10 or more goals (2013-2019)

Who Are the Biggest Busts of the 2010 NHL Draft?

  • Duncan Siemens (11th overall by the Colorado Avalanche)
    • Only played 20 games in the NHL
    • Last seen during the 2018-19 season with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
  • Tyler Biggs (22nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs)
    • Zero NHL games
    • Last seen during the 2018-19 season with the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
  • Zach Phillips (28th overall by the Minnesota Wild)
    • Zero NHL games
    • Last seen during the 2019-20 season with Michalovce Dukla HC (Slovak league)
Duncan Siemens did not pan out as an 11th overall pick (Creative Commons)

Deeper Dive

2011 NHL Draft Selections by Round

First Round

#PlayerNHL Team
1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (C)Edmonton Oilers
2Gabriel Landeskog (LW)Colorado Avalanche
3Jonathan Huberdeau (C)Florida Panthers
4Adam Larsson (D)New Jersey Devils
5Ryan Strome (C)New York Islanders
6Mika Zibanejad (C)Ottawa Senators
7Mark Scheifele (C)Winnipeg Jets
8Sean Couturier (C)Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus)
9Dougie Hamilton (D)Boston Bruins (from Toronto)
10Jonas Brodin (D)Minnesota Wild
11Duncan Siemens (D)Colorado Avalanche (from St. Louis)
12Ryan Murphy (D)Carolina Hurricanes
13Sven Baertschi (LW)Calgary Flames
14Jamie Oleksiak (D)Dallas Stars
15J. T. Miller (LW)New York Rangers
16Joel Armia (RW)Buffalo Sabres
17Nathan Beaulieu (D)Montreal Canadiens
18Mark McNeill (C)Chicago Blackhawks
19Oscar Klefbom (D)Edmonton Oilers (from Los Angeles)
20Connor Murphy (D)Phoenix Coyotes
21Stefan Noesen (RW)Ottawa Senators (from Nashville)
22Tyler Biggs (RW)Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim)
23Joe Morrow (D)Pittsburgh Penguins
24Matt Puempel (LW)Ottawa Senators (from Detroit)
25Stuart Percy (D)Toronto Maple Leafs (from Philadelphia)
26Phillip Danault (LW)Chicago Blackhawks (from Washington)
27Vladislav Namestnikov (C)Tampa Bay Lightning
28Zack Phillips (C)Minnesota Wild (from San Jose)
29Nicklas Jensen (LW)Vancouver Canucks
30Rickard Rakell (RW)Anaheim Ducks (from Boston via Toronto)
Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Second Round

#PlayerNHL Team
31David Musil (D)Edmonton Oilers
32Ty Rattie (RW)St. Louis Blues (from Colorado)
33Rocco Grimaldi (C)Florida Panthers
34Scott Mayfield (D)New York Islanders
35Tomas Jurco (RW)Detroit Red Wings (from Ottawa)
36Adam Clendening (D)Chicago Blackhawks (from Winnipeg)
37Boone Jenner (C)Columbus Blue Jackets
38Magnus Hellberg (G)Nashville Predators (from New Jersey)
39John Gibson (G)Anaheim Ducks (from Toronto)
40Alexander Khokhlachev (C/LW)Boston Bruins (from Minnesota)
41Dmitrij Jaskin (RW)St. Louis Blues
42Victor Rask (C)Carolina Hurricanes
43Brandon Saad (LW)Chicago Blackhawks (from Calgary via Toronto)
44Brett Ritchie (RW)Dallas Stars
45Markus Granlund (C)Calgary Flames (from NY Rangers)
46Joel Edmundson (D)St. Louis Blues (from Buffalo)
47Matt Nieto (LW)San Jose Sharks (from Montreal via Florida)
48Xavier Ouellet (D)Detroit Red Wings (from Chicago via Ottawa)
49Christopher Gibson (G)Los Angeles Kings
50Johan Sundstrom (C)New York Islanders (from Montreal; compensatory)
51Alexander Ruuttu (C)Phoenix Coyotes
52Miikka Salomaki (RW)Nashville Predators
53William Karlsson (C)Anaheim Ducks
54Scott Harrington (D)Pittsburgh Penguins
55Ryan Sproul (D)Detroit Red Wings
56Lucas Lessio (LW)Phoenix Coyotes (from Philadelphia)13
57Tyler Wotherspoon (D)Calgary Flames (from Washington via Carolina and NY Rangers)
58Nikita Kucherov (W)Tampa Bay Lightning
59Rasmus Bengtsson (D)Florida Panthers (from San Jose)
60Mario Lucia (LW)Minnesota Wild (from Vancouver)
61Shane Prince (C)Ottawa Senators (from Boston)
John Gibson Anaheim Ducks
John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Third Round

#PlayerNHL Team
62Samu Perhonen (G)Edmonton Oilers
63Andrey Pedan (D)New York Islanders (from Colorado)
64Vincent Trocheck (C)Florida Panthers
65Joseph Cramarossa (C)Anaheim Ducks (from NY Islanders)
66T. J. Tynan (C)Columbus Blue Jackets (from Ottawa)
67Adam Lowry (LW)Winnipeg Jets
68Nick Cousins (C)Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus)
69Forfeited pickNew Jersey Devils
70Michael Paliotta (D)Chicago Blackhawks (from Toronto)
71David Honzik (G)Vancouver Canucks (from Minnesota)
72Steven Fogarty (C)New York Rangers (from St. Louis)
73Keegan Lowe (D)Carolina Hurricanes
74Travis Ewanyk (LW)Edmonton Oilers (from Calgary)
75Blake Coleman (C)New Jersey Devils (from Dallas)
76Logan Shaw (RW)Florida Panthers (from NY Rangers)
77Daniel Catenacci (C)Buffalo Sabres
78Brennan Serville (D)Winnipeg Jets (from Montreal)
79Klas Dahlbeck (D)Chicago Blackhawks
80Andy Andreoff (C)Los Angeles Kings
81Anthony Camara (LW)Boston Bruins (from Phoenix)
82Nick Shore (C)Los Angeles Kings (from Nashville)
83Andy Welinski (D)Anaheim Ducks
84Harrison Ruopp (D)Phoenix Coyotes (from Pittsburgh via Philadelphia)
85Alan Quine (C)Detroit Red Wings
86Josh Leivo (LW)Toronto Maple Leafs (from Philadelphia)
87Jonathan Racine (D)Florida Panthers (from Washington)
88Jordan Binnington (G)St. Louis Blues (from Tampa Bay)
89Justin Sefton (D)San Jose Sharks
90Alexandre Grenier (RW)Vancouver Canucks
91Kyle Rau (C)Florida Panthers (from Boston)
Jordan Binnington St. Louis Blues
Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Fourth Round

#PlayerNHL Team
92Dillon Simpson (D)Edmonton Oilers
93Joachim Nermark (C)Colorado Avalanche
94Josh Shalla (LW)Nashville Predators (from Florida)
95Robbie Russo (D)New York Islanders
96Jean-Gabriel Pageau (C)Ottawa Senators
97Josiah Didier (D)Montreal Canadiens (from Winnipeg)
98Mike Reilly (D)Columbus Blue Jackets
99Reid Boucher (C)New Jersey Devils
100Tom Nilsson (D)Toronto Maple Leafs
101Joseph LaBate (C)Vancouver Canucks (from Minnesota)
102Yannick Veilleux (LW)St. Louis Blues
103Gregory Hofmann (C)Carolina Hurricanes
104Johnny Gaudreau (LW)Calgary Flames
105Emil Molin (C)Dallas Stars
106Michael St. Croix (C)New York Rangers
107Colin Jacobs (C)Buffalo Sabres
108Oliver Archambault (LW)Montreal Canadiens (from Montreal via Winnipeg)
109Maxim Shalunov (RW)Chicago Blackhawks
110Michael Mersch (LW)Los Angeles Kings
111Kale Kessy (LW)Phoenix Coyotes
112Garrett Noonan (D)Nashville Predators
113Magnus Nygren (D)Montreal Canadiens (from Anaheim)
114Tobias Rieder (C)Edmonton Oilers (from Pittsburgh)
115Marek Tvrdon (RW)Detroit Red Wings
116Colin Suellentrop (D)Philadelphia Flyers
117Steffen Soberg (G)Washington Capitals
118Marcel Noebels (LW)Philadelphia Flyers (from Tampa Bay)
119Zach Yuen (D)Winnipeg Jets (from San Jose)
120Ludwig Blomstrand (LW)Vancouver Canucks
121Brian Ferlin (RW)Boston Bruins
Jean-Gabriel Pageau Ottawa Senators
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ottawa Senators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Fifth Round

#PlayerNHL Team
122Martin Gernat (D)Edmonton Oilers
123Garrett Meurs (C)Colorado Avalanche
124Yaroslav Kosov (F)Florida Panthers
125John Persson (LW)New York Islanders
126Fredrik Claesson (D)Ottawa Senators
127Brenden Kichton (D)New York Islanders (from Winnipeg)
128Seth Ambroz (RW)Columbus Blue Jackets
129Blake Pietila (LW)New Jersey Devils
130Tony Cameranesi (C)Toronto Maple Leafs
131Nick Seeler (D)Minnesota Wild
132Niklas Lundstrom (G)St. Louis Blues
133Sean Kuraly (C)San Jose Sharks (from Carolina via Florida and Winnipeg)
134Shane McColgan (RW)New York Rangers (from Calgary)
135Troy Vance (D)Dallas Stars
136Samuel Noreau (D)New York Rangers
137Alex Lepkowski (D)Buffalo Sabres
138Darren Dietz (D)Montreal Canadiens
139Andrew Shaw (C)Chicago Blackhawks
140Joel Lowry (LW)Los Angeles Kings
141Darian Dziurzynski (LW)Phoenix Coyotes
142Simon Karlsson (D)Nashville Predators
143Max Friberg (LW)Anaheim Ducks
144Dominik Uher (C)Pittsburgh Penguins
145Philippe Hudon (C/RW)Detroit Red Wings
146Mattias Backman (D)Detroit Red Wings (from Philadelphia)
147Patrick Koudys (D)Washington Capitals
148Nikita Nesterov (D)Tampa Bay Lightning
149Austen Brassard (RW)Winnipeg Jets (from San Jose)
150Frank Corrado (D)Vancouver Canucks
151Rob O’Gara (D)Boston Bruins
Andrew Shaw Chicago Blackhawks
Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Sixth Round

#PlayerNHL Team
152David Broll (LW)Toronto Maple Leafs (from Edmonton)
153Gabriel Beaupre (D)Colorado Avalanche
154Edward Wittchow (D)Florida Panthers
155Andrew Fritsch (RW)Phoenix Coyotes (from NY Islanders)
156Darren Kramer (C)Ottawa Senators
157Jason Kasdorf (G)Winnipeg Jets
158Lukas Sedlak (C)Columbus Blue Jackets
159Reece Scarlett (D)New Jersey Devils
160Josh Manson (D)Anaheim Ducks (from Toronto)
161Stephen Michalek (G)Minnesota Wild
162Ryan Tesink (C)St. Louis Blues
163Matt Mahalak (G)Carolina Hurricanes
164Laurent Brossoit (G)Calgary Flames
165Matej Stransky (RW)Dallas Stars
166Daniil Sobchenko (C)San Jose Sharks (from NY Rangers)
167Nathan Lieuwen (G)Buffalo Sabres
168Daniel Pribyl (C)Montreal Canadiens
169Sam Jardine (D)Chicago Blackhawks
170Chase Balisy (C)Nashville Predators (from Los Angeles)
171Max McCormick (LW)Ottawa Senators (from Phoenix via Anaheim)
172Peter Ceresnak (D)New York Rangers (from Nashville)
173Dennis Robertson (D)Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim)
174Josh Archibald (W)Pittsburgh Penguins
175Richard Nedomlel (D)Detroit Red Wings
176Petr Placek (RW)Philadelphia Flyers
177Travis Boyd (C)Washington Capitals
178Adam Wilcox (G)Tampa Bay Lightning
179Dylan DeMelo (D)San Jose Sharks
180Pathrik Vesterholm (C)Vancouver Canucks
181Lars Volden (G)Boston Bruins
Dylan DeMelo Sharks
Dylan DeMelo, San Jose Sharks, Nov. 28, 2017 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Seventh Round

#PlayerNHL Team
182Frans Tuohimaa (G)Edmonton Oilers
183Dillon Donnelly (D)Colorado Avalanche
184Iiro Pakarinen (RW)Florida Panthers
185Mitchell Theoret (C)New York Islanders
186Jordan Fransoo (D)Ottawa Senators
187Aaron Harstad (D)Winnipeg Jets
188Anton Forsberg (G)Columbus Blue Jackets
189Patrick Daly (D)New Jersey Devils
190Garret Sparks (G)Toronto Maple Leafs
191Tyler Graovac (C)Minnesota Wild
192Teemu Eronen (D)St. Louis Blues
193Brody Sutter (C)Carolina Hurricanes
194Colin Blackwell (C)San Jose Sharks (from Calgary via Winnipeg)
195Jyrki Jokipakka (D)Dallas Stars
196Zac Larraza (LW)Phoenix Coyotes (from NY Rangers)
197Brad Navin (C)Buffalo Sabres
198Colin Sullivan (D)Montreal Canadiens
199Alex Broadhurst (C)Chicago Blackhawks
200Michael Schumacher (LW)Los Angeles Kings
201Matthew Peca (C)Tampa Bay Lightning (from Phoenix)
202Brent Andrews (LW)Nashville Predators
203Max Everson (D)Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim)
204Ryan Dzingel (C)Ottawa Senators (from Pittsburgh)
205Alexei Marchenko (D)Detroit Red Wings
206Derek Mathers (RW)Philadelphia Flyers
207Garrett Haar (D)Washington Capitals
208Ondrej Palat (LW)Tampa Bay Lightning
209Scott Wilson (C)Pittsburgh Penguins (from San Jose)
210Henrik Tommernes (D)Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Dzingel Ottawa Senators
Ryan Dzingel, Ottawa Senators (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)