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What's Left for the 2nd round-NHL Draft

by Bill Placzek on Jun. 25, 2011

As with any draft, there were a few surprises, but with 26 out of our 30 first rounders correctly picked in the first round, it was nothing too crazy.

With day two beginning in an hour, it is a good time to look at some of the players left over that might be able to make an impact with their teams if they are selected on day two. Team GM's know there are still lots of long-term prospects to like as the second round begins, so it should be another exciting day of drafting.

Although Edmonton filled a need at defense with Oscar Klefbom, they may want to take defenseman Scott Mayfield with the 31st pick. Stay at home defender David Musil is another good option for them, as he is left stranded on the board.

If muscle is what a team seeks, they can find it in Brandon Saad or Boone Jenner.

Teams looking for secondary scoring options will be considering Alexander Khokhlachev and diminutive Rocco Grimaldi. They'll also find exceptional options in wings Shane Prince or Dmitri Jaskin.

If skill and handling the biscuit take precedence there is Ty Rattie and Tomas Jurco.

Then there of course is still Victor Rask, once thought of as a high first rounder. Brett Ritchie is another guy who may revive interest in his developing game.

Lest not forget that all the goaltenders that are still there, including John Gibson, Chris Gibson, David Honzik, and Samu Perhonen (which translated means butterfly).

Ready for today to begin?