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NHL Draft 2011 Round One Open Thread

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It's here, folks. Day one, round one. If you are coming out to the X, be loud and let the hockey world know why Minnesota is the best hockey market in the NHL. If you are not, be sure to join the fun on Versus at 6PM central time. No mater where you are, we hope you will join us here for discussion throughout the first round.


Trades, picks, or just making fun of other teams, the Hockey Wilderness community loves to get together for big events. This is one of the biggest. If you aren't excited about this, you may want to move to the Congo. This is the future of the team, no hyperbole needed. 

The Wild, as you should all know by now, hold the 10th overall selection. The Wild will be adding a very good prospect with this pick. Be excited about that. 

To be fully prepared, check out the Hockey Wilderness Draft Page, which includes all of our off-season analysis, profiles on our top thirty prospects, our mock draft, as well as who everyone else thinks the Wild will select. We will update this page as the draft progresses, so stick around.

Also, if you are in town for the draft, be sure to check out the visitor's guide, and if you are in Saint Paul tomorrow, come down to the After Party at Bennett's Chop and Railhouse

After the jump, the order of the first round. Can't wait to see you all here for the first round!



First Round draft order:

1. Edmonton Oilers - Ryan Nugent- Hopkins, Red Deer, WHL
2. Colorado Avalanche - Gabriel Landeskog
3. Florida Panthers - Jonathan Huberdeau
4. New Jersey Devils - Adam Larsson
5. New York Islanders - Ryan Strome
6. Ottawa Senators - Mika Zibanejad
7. Winnipeg - Mark Scheifele
8. Philadelphia Flyers (from Columbus - Jeff Carter trade) - Sean Coutourier
9. Boston Bruins (from Toronto - Phil Kessel trade) - Dougie Hamilton
10. Minnesota Wild - Jonas Brodin
11. Colorado Avalanche (from St. Louis - Erik Johnson trade) - Duncan Siemens
12. Carolina Hurricanes - Ryan Murphy
13. Calgary Flames - Sven Baertschi
14. Dallas Stars - Jamie Oleksiak
15. New York Rangers - JT Miller
16. Buffalo Sabres - Joel Armia
17. Montreal Canadiens - Nathan Beaulieu
18. Chicago Blackhawks - Mark McNeill
19. Edmonton Oilers (from Los Angeles - Dustin Penner trade) - Oscar Klefbom
20. Phoenix Coyotes - Collin Murphy
21. Ottawa Senators (from Nashville - Mike Fisher trade) - Stefan Noesen
22. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim) - Tyler Biggs
23. Pittsburgh Penguins - Joseph Morrow
24. Ottawa Sentors (from Toronto) - Stefen Noesen
25. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Philadelphia - Kris Versteeg trade) - Tyler Biggs
26. Chicago Blackhawks (from Washington) - Phillip Danault 
27. Tampa Bay Lightning - Vladislav Namestnikov
28. Minnesota Wild (from San Jose - Brent Burns trade) - Zack Phillips
29. Vancouver Canucks - Nicklas Jensen
30. Anaheim Ducks (from Toronto Maple Leafs via Boston - Tomas Kaberle trade) - Rikard Rackell