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Dallas Stars 2009 Draft Primer

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Dallas Stars 2009 Draft Primer

 
2009 Mock Drafts:

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gifThe Hockey News

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gifTSN-Shane Malloy

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gifNHL.com Adam Kimelman

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif NHL.com Brad Holland

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif ESPN - Gare Joyce

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif MyNHLDraft.com

BOB STURM: Stars Pick at #8 Needs To Count


 
The Dallas Stars have the eighth overall selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, with the first round taking place on Friday, June 26 (VERSUS, 6 pm). Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, June 27 (coverage on NHL Network and NHL.com).

This draft marks the first time for Dallas to have a top-10 pick since 1996 when Dallas selected Richard Jackman with the fifth overall pick. The highest that the Stars have picked in the 12 subsequent drafts since was 25th (twice), selecting Brenden Morrow in 1997 ( VIDEO) and Steve Ott in 2000 ( VIDEO).

Notable No. 8 Overall Picks:
2006    Peter Mueller (Phoenix)
2005    Devin Setoguchi (San Jose)
2002    Pierre-Marc Bouchard (Minnesota)
2001    Pascal LeClaire (Columbus)
1999    Taylor Pyatt (NY Islanders)
1997    Sergei Samsonov (Boston)
1991    Richard Matvichuk (Stars)
1990    Derian Hatcher (Stars)
1988    Jeremy Roenick (Chicago)
1984    Shayne Corson (Montreal)
1981    Grant Fuhr (Edmonton)
1979    Raymond Bourque (Boston)
1973    Bob Gainey (Montreal)
1970    Darryl Sittler (Toronto)

Want to learn more about the top prospects in this year’s draft? One of these players below should be the Dallas Stars’ pick at No. 8. Click on a name to check out their full profiles that include video, pictures and more. These are Central Scouting’s final rankings:

NORTH AMERICAN SKATERS

Rank
Player
Position
Last Amateur Club League
1
Tavares, John
C
London OHL
2
Duchene, Matt
C
Brampton OHL
3
Kane, Evander
C
Vancouver WHL
4
Schenn, Brayden
C
Brandon WHL
5
Schroeder, Jordan
C
U Of Minnesota WCHA
6
Moore, John
D
Chicago USHL
7
Glennie, Scott
RW
Brandon WHL
8
Despres, Simon
D
Saint John QMJHL
9
Cowen, Jared
D
Spokane WHL
10
Kassian, Zack
RW
Peterborough OHL
11
Kulikov, Dmitry
D
Drummondville QMJHL
12
Ashton, Carter
RW
Lethbridge WHL
13
Leblanc, Louis
C
Omaha USHL
14
Kreider, Chris
C
Andover HIGH-MA
15
Kadri, Nazem
C
London OHL


EUROPEAN SKATERS

Rank
Player
Position
Last Amateur Club League
1
Hedman, Victor
D
Modo SWEDEN
2
Paajarvi-Svensson, Magnus
LW
Timra SWEDEN
3
Josefson, Jacob
C
Djurgarden SWEDEN
4
Ekman Larsson, Oliver
D
Leksand SWEDEN-2
5
Erixon, Tim
D
Skelleftea SWEDEN
6
Rundblad, David
D
Skelleftea SWEDEN
7
Klingberg, Carl
LW
Frolunda Jr. SWE-JR.
8
Johansson, Marcus
C
Farjestad SWEDEN
9
Orlov, Dmitri
D
Novokuznetsk RUSSIA
10
Nattinen, Joonas
C
Blues Jr. FINLAND-JR.
11
Rajala, Toni
RW
Ilves Jr. FINLAND-JR.
12
Silfverberg, Jakob
LW/RW
Brynas Jr. SWE-JR.
13
Panik, Richard
RW
Trinec CZREP
14
Tatar, Tomas
C
Zvolen SLOVAKIA
15
Rodin, Anton
LW/RW
Brynas Jr. SWE-JR.


NORTH AMERICAN GOALTENDERS

Rank
Player
Position
Last Amateur Club League
1
Hackett, Matthew
G
Plymouth OHL
2
Roy, Olivier
G
Cape Breton QMJHL
3
Pasquale, Edward
G
Saginaw OHL

EUROPEAN GOALTENDERS

Rank
Player
Position
Last Amateur Club League
1
Lehner, Robin
G
Frolunda Jr. SWE-JR.
2
Koskinen, Mikko
G
Blues FINLAND
3
Holly, Juraj
G
Chomutov Jr. CZREP-JR.

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