Photos: 2011 NHL draft's first round

 

Friday was a day for big dreams as top NHL prospects took centre stage during the first round of the league's entry draft in St. Paul, Minn.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">(L-R) Third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers and second overall pick Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche pose for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.</div>
 

(L-R) Third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers and second overall pick Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche pose for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.

Photograph by: Bruce Bennett, Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">(L-R) Third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers and second overall pick Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche pose for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.</div>
Vancouver Canucks first-round draft pick Nicklas Jensen poses in a team jersey with Canucks scouts Ron Delorme (left) and Thomas Gradin, plus an unidentified youngster, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday.
First overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers poses for a photo portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Second overall pick Gabriel Landeskog by the Colorado Avalanche stands on the podium for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Third overall pick Jonathan Huberdeau by the Florida Panthers stands at the podium for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesot
Fourth overall pick Adam Larsson by the New Jersey Devils stands at the podium for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota
Fifth overall pick Ryan Strome by the New York Islanders stands at the podium for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Seventh overall pick Mark Scheifele by the Winnipeg Jets stands at the podium for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Ninth overall pick Dougie Hamilton by the Boston Bruins puts on a Boston Bruins jersey at the podium during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Twelfth overall pick Ryan Murphy by the Carolina Hurricanes puts on a Carolina Hurricanes jersey onstage during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Thirteenth overall pick Sven Baertschi by the Calgary Flames stands onstage for a photo during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
Second overall pick Gabriel Landeskog by the Colorado Avalanche poses for a photo portrait during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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