On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, four members of the IllegalCurve.com staff (Kyle, Drew, Neil and Ezra) conducted a live First Round Mock NHL Entry Draft on The IllegalCurve.com Radio Show in preparation for Friday’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.
Listed below are the staff picks. Please listen to Wednesday’s radio show in our Archives section to hear all of the analysis and commentary.
Here are the picks.
1. New York Islanders (Neil)- F John Tavares, London Knights (OHL).
2. Tampa Bay Lightning (Drew)- D Victor Hedman, MoDo (Swe).
3. Colorado Avalanche (Ezra)- F Matt Duchene, Brampton Battalion (OHL).
4. Atlanta Thrashers (Kyle)- F Jacob Josefson, Djurgarden (Swe).
5. Los Angeles Kings (Kyle)- F Marcus Paajarvi-Svensson, Timra (Swe).
6. Phoenix Coyotes (Neil)- D Jared Cowen, Spokane Chiefs (WHL).
7. Toronto Maple Leafs (Drew)- F Brayden Schenn, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).
8. Dallas Stars (Ezra)- D Dmitri Kulikov, Drumondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL).
9. Ottawa Senators (Neil)- F Evander Kane, Vancouver Giants (WHL).
10. Edmonton Oilers (Kyle)- F Scott Glennie, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).
11. Nashville Predators (Kyle)- F Zack Kassian, Peterborough Petes (OHL).
12. Minnesota Wild (Ezra)- D John Moore, Chicago (USHL).
13. Buffalo Sabres (Neil)- D David Rundblad, Skelleftea (Swe).
14. Florida Panthers (Kyle)- D Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires (OHL).
15. Anaheim Ducks (Drew)- D Simon Despres, Saint John (QMJHL).
16. Columbus Blue Jackets (Ezra)- D Calvin De Haan, Oshawa Generals (OHL).
17. St.Louis Blues (Neil)- F Nazim Kadri, London Knights (OHL).
18. Montreal Canadiens (Kyle)- F Louis Leblanc, Omaha Lancers (USHL).
19. New York Rangers (Drew)- F Jordan Schroeder, Minnesota (WCHA).
20. Calgary Flames (Ezra)- F Carter Ashton, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL).
21. Philadelphia Flyers (Neil)- D Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Leksand (Swe).
22. Vancouver Canucks (Kyle)- F Chris Kreider, Andover Academy (USHS).
23. New Jersey Devils (Ezra)- D Nick Leddy, Eden Prairie (USHS).
24. Washington Capitals (Drew)- D Tim Erixon, Skelleftea (Swe).
25. Boston Bruins (Neil)- D Stefan Elliot, Saskatoon Blades (WHL).
26. New York Islanders (Kyle)- F Landon Ferraro, Red Deer Rebels (WHL).
27. Carolina Hurricanes (Drew)- F Drew Shore, USA (U.S. NTDP)
28. Chicago Blackhawks (Ezra)- F Kyle Palmieri, USA (U.S. NTDP)
29. Detroit Red Wings (Neil)- F Peter Holland, Guelph (OHL)
30. Pittsburgh Penguins (Kyle)- F Carl Klingberg, V. Frolunda (Swe).
Stay tuned to IllegalCurve.com today and tomorrow as IC writers Richard Pollock and Kyle Kosior bring you up-to-the-minute news and analysis live from the 2009 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.
For IllegalCurve, I’m Ezra Ginsburg.