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Names To Know: A Look At The Prospects Pundits Project At The Preds 9 Draft Picks

Wednesday, 06.20.2012 / 3:25 PM CT / Predators Draft Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Names To Know: A Look At The Prospects Pundits Project At The Preds 9 Draft Picks

The Nashville Predators enter this weekend with nine selections in the 2012 NHL Entry. Today we’ll take a look at those slots and some of the prospects that top draft pundits project to be available around each of Nashville first five selections (through the Preds two fourth round picks).

Please note, Central Scouting creates four final rankings lists – North American Skaters, European Skaters, North American Goaltenders, and European Goaltenders. Because players will be selected from each list, final rankings will likely be better than actual draft selection (ex. since goaltenders and skaters are likely to be selected in the first round, fewer than 30 North American skaters are likely to be selected in the first round, meaning skaters in the top-30 of the final North American skater rankings will still be available at the start of Round 2)

Round 1
No picks (Nashville’s first round selection was traded to Buffalo as part of the Paul Gaustad trade)

Round 2
No. 37 (from TBL – Anders Lindback trade)
  NHL Central Scouting: Forward Daniil Zharkov (NA No. 32), Forward Chandler Stephenson (NA No. 33), Defenseman Jordan Schmaltz (NA No. 34), Forward Jarrod Maidens (NA No. 35), Forward Samuel Kurker (NA No. 36)
  The Hockey News: Forward Tanner Pearson (No. 36), Forward Mark Jankowski (No. 37), Forward Jarrod Maidens (No. 38)
  TSN: Forward Henrik Samuelsson (No. 36), Forward Pontus Aberg (No. 37), Defenseman Jordan Schmaltz (No. 38)

No. 50 (from TBL – Anders Lindback trade)
  NHL Central Scouting: Defenseman Trevor Carrick (NA No. 44), Forward Tomas Hyka (NA No. 45), Forward Dane Fox (NA No. 46), Defenseman Jake McCabe (NA No. 47), Defenseman Damon Severson (NA No. 48)
  The Hockey News: Forward Daniil Zharkov (No. 49), Forward Henrik Samuelsson (No. 50), Forward Anton Slepyshev (No. 51)
  TSN: Defenseman Adam Pelech (No. 49), Forward Tim Bozon (No. 50), Forward Cristoval Nieves (No. 51)

Nashville’s own second round selection was traded to Montreal in the Hal Gill trade


Round 3
No. 66 (from Los Angeles – 2011 Draft Day trade)
  NHL Central Scouting: Forward Francis Beauvillier (NA No. 56), Forward Josh Anderson (NA No. 57), Forward Devin Shore (NA No. 58), Forward Matia Marcantuoni (NA No. 59), Forward Artur Gavrus (NA No. 60)
  The Hockey News: Defenseman Damon Severson (No. 65), Defenseman Brett Kulak (No. 66), Forward Ludvig Nilsson (No. 67)

Nashville’s own third round selection was traded to Ottawa in the Mike Fisher trade


Round 4
No. 112 (Nashville’s own pick)
  NHL Central Scouting: Forward Austin Wuthrich (NA No. 94), Forward Charles Hudon (NA No. 95), Defenseman Nick Ebert (NA No. 96), Forward Matej Beran (NA No. 97), Forward Paul Dejersey (NA No. 98),

The Hockey News and TSN do not release rankings beyond the top-100 overall

No. 118 (from Phoenix – Cal O’Reilly trade)
  NHL Central Scouting: Defenseman Doyle Somerby (NA No. 99), Forward Philip Tot (NA No. 100), Forward Adam Gilmour (NA No. 101), Defenseman Joshua Hanson (NA No. 102), Forward Alexander Gonye (NA No. 103)


Round 5
No. 142 (Nashville’s own pick)

Due to the unpredictability of the draft, few draft pundits speculate past the top 100 selections


Round 6
No. 164 (from Florida – Jerred Smithson trade)
No. 172 (Nashville’s own pick)
No. 179 (from NY Rangers – 2011 Draft Day trade)


Round 7
No picks (Nashville’s seventh round selection was traded to Tampa Bay as part of the Anders Lindback trade)

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36