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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals
The 18-year-old was rated by many as the top-ranked defenseman, while scouts compare him to Chris Pronger.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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