NHL Draft 2011: Prospective top picks

 

Here is the list of top 5 North American skaters and the top Euro skater, as well as the top goalies.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Ryan Nugent-Hopkins talks to the media Thursday at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Top ranked domestic skater by NHL Central Scouting. The Red Deer centre was tied for third in WHL scoring in 2010-11, notching 106 points on 31 goals and a league-high 75 assists</div>
 

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins talks to the media Thursday at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Top ranked domestic skater by NHL Central Scouting. The Red Deer centre was tied for third in WHL scoring in 2010-11, notching 106 points on 31 goals and a league-high 75 assists

Photograph by: Nick Laham, Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Ryan Nugent-Hopkins talks to the media Thursday at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Top ranked domestic skater by NHL Central Scouting. The Red Deer centre was tied for third in WHL scoring in 2010-11, notching 106 points on 31 goals and a league-high 75 assists</div>
Nathan Beaulieu dives to clear the puck during top prospects game in Toronto. Ontario native Is the fifth-ranked domestic skater by NHL Central Scouting and is the second-rated defenseman on that list. Played in 65 games for Sain John of the QMJHL in 2010-11 and posted 12 goals and 33 assists, matching his totals in goals and helpers from the previous year.
Goaltender John Gibson. American is the top-rated domestic goaltender by NHL Central Scouting. Excelled in 17 games for the U.S. NTDP in 2010-11, posting a 2.38 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. Also played in six games while helping backstop the USA's gold-medal team at the 2011 World U-18 Championships
Top-ranked European goalie Samu Perhonen poses for a portrait prior to testing at the 2011 NHL Combine. Finnish netminder is the top-ranked international goaltender by NHL Central Scouting. Played in 29 games for JYP's U-20 Jr. team in 2010-11 and posted a 2.71 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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