2012 Mock Draft/Draft Prospects for the Hurricanes
Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:46 PM
(4th Pick) Carolina Hurricanes Select Filip Forsberg
Weight 176 lbs.
Position: Left Wing
From: Ostervala, Sweden
Filip Forsberg (born August 13, 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Leksands IF in the Allsvenskan. Forsberg was selected by HC Sibir Novosibirsk in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the KHL Junior Draft.
Leksand J18- 38 goals, 28 assists, 66 points, 50 games
Leksand U16- 13 goals, 4 assists, 17 points, 8 games
Dalarna (Rikspucken)- 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points, 9 games
Leksand J20 (Super Elite League)- 21 goals, 19 assists, 40 points, 36 games
Sweden (2011 U18 World Junior Championship)- 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points, 6 games (Silver Medal)
Leksand IF- 1 goal, 1 point, 10 games
Forsberg when he was a kid (only video I could find)
Mike Morreale Mock Draft
(4th Pick) Carolina Hurricanes select Mikhail Grigorenko
Weight: 183 lbs.
From: Khabarovsk, Russia
Mikhail Grigorenko (born May 16, 1994) is a Russian ice hockey player for the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. He was selected by CSKA Moscow in the first round (8th overall) of the 2011 KHL Junior Draft. He is considered one of the top prospects available in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Grigorenko represented Russia at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament where Russia finished second.
Russia (2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge)- 4 goals, 6 assists, 10 points, 6 games
CSKA-Krasnaja Armija Moskva (Minor Hockey League)- 18 goals, 22 assists, 40 points, 53 games (MHL Champions)
Russia (2010 World Junior A Challenge)- 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points, 4 games
Russia (2011 World Junior Championship)- 4 goals, 14 assists, 18 points, 7 games, (Bronze Medal)
Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)- 28 goals, 37 assists, 65 points, 43 games played
Grigorenko with the Remparts
Steve Hoffner Mock Draft
(4th Pick) Carolina Hurricanes select Alex Galchenyuk
Weight: 185 lbs.
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Alex Galchenyuk (born February 12, 1994) is an ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The Sarnia Sting drafted Galchenyuk first overall in the 2010 OHL Priority Selection.
Chicago Young Americans (MWEHL) 44 goals, 43 assists, 87 points, 38 games
Sarnia Sting (OHL) 31 goals, 52 assists, 83 points, 68 games
Alex Galchenyuk highlights
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:08 AM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:53 AM
This draft is two players deep in my estimation. Yakupov and Griegorenko are the two prizes of this class. There are a few defenders like Murray and Dumba that have big time potential but we're not going defense again even if BPA situations dictate we should. If we miss out on the bottom two, which we likely will, and don't win the lottery and pick 3rd or 4th, I think JR goes Forsberg with the pick. JR notoriously has problems with Russians. I would keep an eye on Radek Faksa as a sleeper pick here too. Very strange class this one because there are ZERO North American forwards worth taking in the Top 5 picks and arguably the Top 10 picks. I can't remember the last time that happened.
You are one hundred percent correct, I think he would take a flyer on Grigorenko; or at least I hope he would if he was available but JR is not a huge fan of Russian players. I suspect that he may shop the pick around if the three players mentioned above are off the board when we pick.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:21 PM
We also have Victor Rask, a center, playing for Calgary Hitmen (WHL) and he is playing great. This is his first year playing in North America, he was in Sweden last year. He currently has 46 points in 51 games. He could be in Raleigh next year. Another reason I don't want another center.
Edited by Panther_mountain, 18 February 2012 - 11:01 PM.