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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 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33