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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 - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61