Top 10 Picks From 2007 NHL Draft
Keaton Ellerby, Florida Panthers
At 6-foot-4, this blueliner won't shy away from contact. In fact, in his last two seasons in the WHL, Ellerby averaged more than 120 penalty minutes.
Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks
In his last two seasons with Ottawa of the OHL, the 18-year-old pivot managed 51 goals and 142 points in 119 games.
Zach Hamill, Boston Bruins
He already owns two-way ability and led the WHL in scoring last season with 93 points. Hamill has the potential to become a first-line center.
Jakub Voracek, Columbus Blue Jackets
The Jackets are hoping lightning strikes twice. Voracek comes from the same hometown (Kladno, Czech Republic) as the Rangers' Jaromir Jagr.
Sam Gagner, Edmonton Oilers
The 17-year-old center, who is the son of former NHLer Dave Gagner, played with Patrick Kane last season and compiled 118 points.
Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals
The 18-year-old was rated by many as the top-ranked defenseman, while scouts compare him to Chris Pronger.
Thomas Hickey, Los Angeles Kings
The Kings surprised many with this pick. Though he got the man he wanted, GM Dean Lombardi tried to move down in the draft.
Kyle Turris, Phoenix Coyotes
The highly touted center who's already committed to play at the University of Wisconsin, shakes hands with Wayne Gretzky after being selected.
James vanRiemsdyk, Philly Flyers
When the Flyers selected vanRiemsdyk second, it was the first time in draft history that Americans were taken first and second overall.
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
For the first time in their storied history, the Blackhawks had the first pick in the draft -- and they used it on possibly the most skilled player available. Kane had 62 goals and 145 points in 58 games with the London Knights last season.