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2009 NHL Mock Draft: 3.0

by: AnthonyP On  Sunday, April 11, 2010

Victor Hedman & John Tavares

Updated (June 22nd, 2009)

Total Pro Sports – Introducing the Total Pro Sports NHL Mock Draft, version 3.0! It is our intention to add more, more, MORE to this section each week, making TPS your one stop shop for draft analysis.

Changing team needs, player workout results, in-depth film study, character assessments, and all the other “measurables” play significant roles in where players are drafted. As new information becomes available, watch as players move up or down the draft board, possibly landing on your favorite team’s roster.

Leave your comments or questions below and share your thoughts with us, as well as other NHL fans around the globe.

Lets take a look at the 2009 Mock NHL Draft: 3.0

Round 1

Pos Team Player Comments Comparison Change
1 New York Islanders Victor Hedman, MoDo (SWE), D Not too sure what his nickname is, but it could easily be “The Total Package”. Big, physical, smooth skater and great at both ends of the ice. Chris Pronger
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2 Tampa Bay Lightning John Tavares, London (OHL), C Nothing but a pure goal scorer. He doesn’t have the greatest skating ability but can work magic with the puck and has tremendous hockey sense. Mike Bossy Red Arrow1
3 Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene, Brampton (OHL), C Excellent two-way player, explosive speed, great hands and a has a nice quick release. Mike Modano
4 Atlanta Thrashers Evander Kane, Vancouver (WHL), C Great skater and can work magic with the puck with his excellent stick handling ability. Marian Gaborik -
5 Los Angeles Kings Brayden Schenn, Brandon (WHL), C Tough, physical and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves. Terrific at using his body, great playmaker and posses a hard and accurate wrist shot. Brendan Shanahan Green Arrow2
6 Phoenix Coyotes Jared Cowen, Spokane (WHL), D Big, tough, physical d-man who’s great in his own end. What’s even better is that he’s also very disciplined, has lots of character and has quality leadership skills. Derian Hatcher -
7 Toronto Maple Leafs Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, Timra (SWE), LW Very fast and fluid skater, great playmaker and just as good at scoring goals. Has started to finally use his big frame in playing in high traffic areas and driving to the net. Peter Forsberg
Red Arrow2
8 Dallas Stars Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Leksand (SWE), D Very mobile and smooth skater. Also posses great hockey sense, some nice hands and a top notch passer. Tomas Kaberle
Green Arrow1
9 Ottawa Senators Nazim Kadri, London (OHL), C Great speed and playmaking ability. Can also dangle with the best of them and has a great shot. Daniel Briere Red Arrow1
10 Edmonton Oilers Dmitry Kulikov, Drummondville (QMJHL), D Mobile, with some good size and great passing ability. Also has a good shot from the point and is solid in his own end. Sergei Zubov -
11 Nashville Predators Jordan Schroeder, Minnesota (NCAA), RW Small scrappy player with soft hands. Is also a quick skater and has great playmaking ability. Corey Perry -
12 Minnesota Wild Ryan Ellis, Windsor (OHL), D Small but quick offensive d-man. Has a rocket from the point and excellent hockey sense. Also a great passer and has solid positioning in the defensive end to help make up for his lack of size. Brian Rafalski -
13 Buffalo Sabres Simon Despres, Saint John (QMJHL), D Has all the makings of a great power play QB. Big, mobile, great passing and an excellent shot from the point. Rob Blake -
14 Florida Panthers Jacob Josefson, Djurgarden (SWE), C Highly skilled two-way centre. Has very good hockey sense and is also very creative with the puck. More of a playmaker than a scorer. Pavel Datsyuk -
15 Anaheim Ducks Scott Glennie, Brandon (WHL), C/W Very fast and smart offensive player. Posses a great hard and accurate shot and is great at picking off other team’s passes. Mike Gartner -
16 Columbus Blue Jackets John Moore, Chicago (USHL), D Big and mobile d-man who’s been described as a “freakish skater”. Posses great puck handling skills and a hard and accurate shot from the point. Duncan Keith Green Arrow1
17 St. Louis Blues Zack Kassian, Peterborough (OHL), RW If you look up the word “power forward” in the dictionary you’ll see a picture of this guy beside it. Hits, scores and brings a tonne of energy every shift. Todd Bertuzzi Green Arrow1
18 Montreal Canadiens Landon Ferraro, Red Deer (WHL), RW Quick speedy forward who isn’t afraid to get into the corners and play feisty when need be. Has become one of, if not the, best penalty killer in the WHL. Geoff Sanderson Green Arrow1
19 New York Rangers Peter Holland, Guelph (OHL), C Pure power forward. Big, strong and loves to camp out in front of the net. Is also an excellent skater and very aggressive on the forecheck. Tomas Holmstrom Red Arrow3
20 Calgary Flames Drew Shore, U-18 NTDP (USA), C Big strong center with some good speed. Is very strong on the puck, good hockey IQ, works his butt off every shift and has tonnes of character. Patrick Marleau -
21 Philadelphia Flyers Louis Leblanc, Omaha (USHL), C Feisty player who also has some great skating ability. Great scorer, good passer and is one of the best forwards in one-on-one situations. Rick Nash -
22 Vancouver Canucks Kyle Palmieri, U-18 NTDP (USA), C Potentially the next big clutch player in the NHL. Plays hard, has some good hands and shows great vision on the ice. Has also shown an ability to score key goals when the game is on the line. Steve Thomas -
23 New Jersey Devils Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon (WHL), D Quiet d-man that likes to lead by example. Lets his play do the talking and it shows with his great offensive instincts and is just as solid in his own end. One of the better man-on-man defenders in the draft. Jay Bouwmeester -
24 Washington Capitals Calvin deHaan, Oshawa (OHL), D Great skating d-man with excellent puck control ability. Is great in the defensive end as well and started to throw his body around a lot more in the second half of the OHL season. Niklas Kronwall Green Arrow2
25 Boston Bruins Chris Kreider, Andover (MA-HS), C Very strong skater who uses his body very effectively. Has great hands, hockey sense and is also used on the point during power plays because of his great passing ability and shot. Evgeni Malkin -
26 New York Islanders Ethan Werek, Kingston (OHL), C A great combination of offense and grit. An above average passer who drives to the net hard. Uses his long reach to his advantage as he scores most of his goals around the crease area. Ryan Smyth Red Arrow2
27 Carolina Hurricanes Tim Erixon, Skelleftea (SWE), D Stereotypical European/Swedish offensive defenceman. Smooth skater who puts up points but isn’t flashy. Isn’t great defensively but isn’t a liability either and is improving. Kimmo Timonen Green Arrow1
28 Chicago Blackhawks Carter Ashton, Lethbridge (WHL), LW Another pure power forward. Big, physical, and has good hands down low. Is also an above average skater and oozes of character. Brenden Morrow -
29 Detroit Red Wings David Rundblad, Skelleftea (SWE), D 100% offensive defenceman. Very skilled with the puck, smooth, loves to lead the rush and an okay shot from the point. Sergei Gonchar
30 Pittsburgh Penguins Nick Leddy, Eden Prairie (HIGH-MN), D Seen mostly as an offensive defenceman, he is also very capable in the defensive end. Is a great skater, strong, has a powerful shot and top notch hockey sense. Cam Barker Red Arrow1

Other noteable players to look out for:

  • Jordan Caron, Rimouski (QMJHL), C
  • Ryan O’Reilly, Erie (OHL), C
  • Jeremy Morin, U-18 NTDP (USA), LW
  • Chris Brown, U-18 NTDP (USA), LW
  • Dylan Olsen, Camrose (AJHL), D
  • Carl Klingberg, V. Frolunda Jr (SWE), LW
  • Zach Budish, Edina (HIGH-MN), RW
  • Cody Eakin, Swift Current (WHL), C
  • Charles-Olivier Roussel, Shawinigan (QMJHL), D
  • Toni Rajala, Ilves (FIN JR), RW
  • Tomas Tatar, Zvolen (SVK), C
  • Marcus Johansson, Farjestads (SWE), C
  • Dmitri Orlov, Novokuznetsk (KHL), D
  • Sami Vatanen, JyP Jyvaskyla (FIN JR), D
  • Robin Lehner, Frolunda (SWE), G
  • Matt Hackett, Plymouth (OHL), G
  • Olivier Roy, Cape Breton (QMJHL), G
  • Edward Pasquale, Saginaw (OHL), G
  • Mikko Koskinen, Blues (FIN), G