Location: Excel Energy Center (Saint Paul, MN) Held: June 24-25, 2010 First Overall Pick: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins ( Oilers) Players With NHL Experience: 125
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 (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 (58th overall by the Nikita Kucherov 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 (208th overall by the Ondrej Palat Tampa Bay Lightning) Six seasons hitting double-digits in goals 32 goals in 92 playoff games (204th overall by the Ryan Dzingel Ottawa Senators) 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)
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames ( Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning ( Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) 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
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche ( Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Second Round
# Player NHL Team 31 David Musil (D) Edmonton Oilers 32 Ty Rattie (RW) St. Louis Blues (from Colorado) 33 Rocco Grimaldi (C) Florida Panthers 34 Scott Mayfield (D) New York Islanders 35 Tomas Jurco (RW) Detroit Red Wings (from Ottawa) 36 Adam Clendening (D) Chicago Blackhawks (from Winnipeg) 37 Boone Jenner (C) Columbus Blue Jackets 38 Magnus Hellberg (G) Nashville Predators (from New Jersey) 39 John Gibson (G) Anaheim Ducks (from Toronto) 40 Alexander Khokhlachev (C/LW) Boston Bruins (from Minnesota) 41 Dmitrij Jaskin (RW) St. Louis Blues 42 Victor Rask (C) Carolina Hurricanes 43 Brandon Saad (LW) Chicago Blackhawks (from Calgary via Toronto) 44 Brett Ritchie (RW) Dallas Stars 45 Markus Granlund (C) Calgary Flames (from NY Rangers) 46 Joel Edmundson (D) St. Louis Blues (from Buffalo) 47 Matt Nieto (LW) San Jose Sharks (from Montreal via Florida) 48 Xavier Ouellet (D) Detroit Red Wings (from Chicago via Ottawa) 49 Christopher Gibson (G) Los Angeles Kings 50 Johan Sundstrom (C) New York Islanders (from Montreal; compensatory) 51 Alexander Ruuttu (C) Phoenix Coyotes 52 Miikka Salomaki (RW) Nashville Predators 53 William Karlsson (C) Anaheim Ducks 54 Scott Harrington (D) Pittsburgh Penguins 55 Ryan Sproul (D) Detroit Red Wings 56 Lucas Lessio (LW) Phoenix Coyotes (from Philadelphia) 13 57 Tyler Wotherspoon (D) Calgary Flames (from Washington via Carolina and NY Rangers) 58 Nikita Kucherov (W) Tampa Bay Lightning 59 Rasmus Bengtsson (D) Florida Panthers (from San Jose) 60 Mario Lucia (LW) Minnesota Wild (from Vancouver) 61 Shane Prince (C) Ottawa Senators (from Boston)
John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks ( Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Third Round
# Player NHL Team 62 Samu Perhonen (G) Edmonton Oilers 63 Andrey Pedan (D) New York Islanders (from Colorado) 64 Vincent Trocheck (C) Florida Panthers 65 Joseph Cramarossa (C) Anaheim Ducks (from NY Islanders) 66 T. J. Tynan (C) Columbus Blue Jackets (from Ottawa) 67 Adam Lowry (LW) Winnipeg Jets 68 Nick Cousins (C) Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus) 69 Forfeited pick New Jersey Devils 70 Michael Paliotta (D) Chicago Blackhawks (from Toronto) 71 David Honzik (G) Vancouver Canucks (from Minnesota) 72 Steven Fogarty (C) New York Rangers (from St. Louis) 73 Keegan Lowe (D) Carolina Hurricanes 74 Travis Ewanyk (LW) Edmonton Oilers (from Calgary) 75 Blake Coleman (C) New Jersey Devils (from Dallas) 76 Logan Shaw (RW) Florida Panthers (from NY Rangers) 77 Daniel Catenacci (C) Buffalo Sabres 78 Brennan Serville (D) Winnipeg Jets (from Montreal) 79 Klas Dahlbeck (D) Chicago Blackhawks 80 Andy Andreoff (C) Los Angeles Kings 81 Anthony Camara (LW) Boston Bruins (from Phoenix) 82 Nick Shore (C) Los Angeles Kings (from Nashville) 83 Andy Welinski (D) Anaheim Ducks 84 Harrison Ruopp (D) Phoenix Coyotes (from Pittsburgh via Philadelphia) 85 Alan Quine (C) Detroit Red Wings 86 Josh Leivo (LW) Toronto Maple Leafs (from Philadelphia) 87 Jonathan Racine (D) Florida Panthers (from Washington) 88 Jordan Binnington (G) St. Louis Blues (from Tampa Bay) 89 Justin Sefton (D) San Jose Sharks 90 Alexandre Grenier (RW) Vancouver Canucks 91 Kyle Rau (C) Florida Panthers (from Boston)
Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues ( Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Fourth Round
# Player NHL Team 92 Dillon Simpson (D) Edmonton Oilers 93 Joachim Nermark (C) Colorado Avalanche 94 Josh Shalla (LW) Nashville Predators (from Florida) 95 Robbie Russo (D) New York Islanders 96 Jean-Gabriel Pageau (C) Ottawa Senators 97 Josiah Didier (D) Montreal Canadiens (from Winnipeg) 98 Mike Reilly (D) Columbus Blue Jackets 99 Reid Boucher (C) New Jersey Devils 100 Tom Nilsson (D) Toronto Maple Leafs 101 Joseph LaBate (C) Vancouver Canucks (from Minnesota) 102 Yannick Veilleux (LW) St. Louis Blues 103 Gregory Hofmann (C) Carolina Hurricanes 104 Johnny Gaudreau (LW) Calgary Flames 105 Emil Molin (C) Dallas Stars 106 Michael St. Croix (C) New York Rangers 107 Colin Jacobs (C) Buffalo Sabres 108 Oliver Archambault (LW) Montreal Canadiens (from Montreal via Winnipeg) 109 Maxim Shalunov (RW) Chicago Blackhawks 110 Michael Mersch (LW) Los Angeles Kings 111 Kale Kessy (LW) Phoenix Coyotes 112 Garrett Noonan (D) Nashville Predators 113 Magnus Nygren (D) Montreal Canadiens (from Anaheim) 114 Tobias Rieder (C) Edmonton Oilers (from Pittsburgh) 115 Marek Tvrdon (RW) Detroit Red Wings 116 Colin Suellentrop (D) Philadelphia Flyers 117 Steffen Soberg (G) Washington Capitals 118 Marcel Noebels (LW) Philadelphia Flyers (from Tampa Bay) 119 Zach Yuen (D) Winnipeg Jets (from San Jose) 120 Ludwig Blomstrand (LW) Vancouver Canucks 121 Brian Ferlin (RW) Boston Bruins
Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ottawa Senators ( Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Fifth Round
# Player NHL Team 122 Martin Gernat (D) Edmonton Oilers 123 Garrett Meurs (C) Colorado Avalanche 124 Yaroslav Kosov (F) Florida Panthers 125 John Persson (LW) New York Islanders 126 Fredrik Claesson (D) Ottawa Senators 127 Brenden Kichton (D) New York Islanders (from Winnipeg) 128 Seth Ambroz (RW) Columbus Blue Jackets 129 Blake Pietila (LW) New Jersey Devils 130 Tony Cameranesi (C) Toronto Maple Leafs 131 Nick Seeler (D) Minnesota Wild 132 Niklas Lundstrom (G) St. Louis Blues 133 Sean Kuraly (C) San Jose Sharks (from Carolina via Florida and Winnipeg) 134 Shane McColgan (RW) New York Rangers (from Calgary) 135 Troy Vance (D) Dallas Stars 136 Samuel Noreau (D) New York Rangers 137 Alex Lepkowski (D) Buffalo Sabres 138 Darren Dietz (D) Montreal Canadiens 139 Andrew Shaw (C) Chicago Blackhawks 140 Joel Lowry (LW) Los Angeles Kings 141 Darian Dziurzynski (LW) Phoenix Coyotes 142 Simon Karlsson (D) Nashville Predators 143 Max Friberg (LW) Anaheim Ducks 144 Dominik Uher (C) Pittsburgh Penguins 145 Philippe Hudon (C/RW) Detroit Red Wings 146 Mattias Backman (D) Detroit Red Wings (from Philadelphia) 147 Patrick Koudys (D) Washington Capitals 148 Nikita Nesterov (D) Tampa Bay Lightning 149 Austen Brassard (RW) Winnipeg Jets (from San Jose) 150 Frank Corrado (D) Vancouver Canucks 151 Rob O’Gara (D) Boston Bruins
Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Sixth Round
# Player NHL Team 152 David Broll (LW) Toronto Maple Leafs (from Edmonton) 153 Gabriel Beaupre (D) Colorado Avalanche 154 Edward Wittchow (D) Florida Panthers 155 Andrew Fritsch (RW) Phoenix Coyotes (from NY Islanders) 156 Darren Kramer (C) Ottawa Senators 157 Jason Kasdorf (G) Winnipeg Jets 158 Lukas Sedlak (C) Columbus Blue Jackets 159 Reece Scarlett (D) New Jersey Devils 160 Josh Manson (D) Anaheim Ducks (from Toronto) 161 Stephen Michalek (G) Minnesota Wild 162 Ryan Tesink (C) St. Louis Blues 163 Matt Mahalak (G) Carolina Hurricanes 164 Laurent Brossoit (G) Calgary Flames 165 Matej Stransky (RW) Dallas Stars 166 Daniil Sobchenko (C) San Jose Sharks (from NY Rangers) 167 Nathan Lieuwen (G) Buffalo Sabres 168 Daniel Pribyl (C) Montreal Canadiens 169 Sam Jardine (D) Chicago Blackhawks 170 Chase Balisy (C) Nashville Predators (from Los Angeles) 171 Max McCormick (LW) Ottawa Senators (from Phoenix via Anaheim) 172 Peter Ceresnak (D) New York Rangers (from Nashville) 173 Dennis Robertson (D) Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim) 174 Josh Archibald (W) Pittsburgh Penguins 175 Richard Nedomlel (D) Detroit Red Wings 176 Petr Placek (RW) Philadelphia Flyers 177 Travis Boyd (C) Washington Capitals 178 Adam Wilcox (G) Tampa Bay Lightning 179 Dylan DeMelo (D) San Jose Sharks 180 Pathrik Vesterholm (C) Vancouver Canucks 181 Lars Volden (G) Boston Bruins
Dylan DeMelo, San Jose Sharks, Nov. 28, 2017 ( Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Seventh Round
# Player NHL Team 182 Frans Tuohimaa (G) Edmonton Oilers 183 Dillon Donnelly (D) Colorado Avalanche 184 Iiro Pakarinen (RW) Florida Panthers 185 Mitchell Theoret (C) New York Islanders 186 Jordan Fransoo (D) Ottawa Senators 187 Aaron Harstad (D) Winnipeg Jets 188 Anton Forsberg (G) Columbus Blue Jackets 189 Patrick Daly (D) New Jersey Devils 190 Garret Sparks (G) Toronto Maple Leafs 191 Tyler Graovac (C) Minnesota Wild 192 Teemu Eronen (D) St. Louis Blues 193 Brody Sutter (C) Carolina Hurricanes 194 Colin Blackwell (C) San Jose Sharks (from Calgary via Winnipeg) 195 Jyrki Jokipakka (D) Dallas Stars 196 Zac Larraza (LW) Phoenix Coyotes (from NY Rangers) 197 Brad Navin (C) Buffalo Sabres 198 Colin Sullivan (D) Montreal Canadiens 199 Alex Broadhurst (C) Chicago Blackhawks 200 Michael Schumacher (LW) Los Angeles Kings 201 Matthew Peca (C) Tampa Bay Lightning (from Phoenix) 202 Brent Andrews (LW) Nashville Predators 203 Max Everson (D) Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim) 204 Ryan Dzingel (C) Ottawa Senators (from Pittsburgh) 205 Alexei Marchenko (D) Detroit Red Wings 206 Derek Mathers (RW) Philadelphia Flyers 207 Garrett Haar (D) Washington Capitals 208 Ondrej Palat (LW) Tampa Bay Lightning 209 Scott Wilson (C) Pittsburgh Penguins (from San Jose) 210 Henrik Tommernes (D) Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Dzingel, Ottawa Senators (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Sources
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