2010 NHL Draft, 8th Pick: Atlanta Thrashers Select Alexander Burmistrov

Okay, that's it. That draft board you made in your room? Throw it away. Tear it up. It's wrong.

You thought a team needed defense? Nope. Through eight picks, just one team has selected a defenseman. Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley are dropping like flies, and could even drop out of the top 10.

The Atlanta Thrashers continued the trend by selecting Alexander Burmistrov from the Barrie Colts of the OHL.

Here's an excerpt from a profile of the eighth pick:

Burmistrov is a talented center with the Barrie Colts of the OHL. He is one of the few Russians who made the jump overseas to play Canadian junior. He had a very good year for the Colts, and solidified himself as a top prospect for this year's draft. I believe Burmistrov is truly committed to North America, he is learning English and doesn't take any shifts off.

Head over to Bird Watchers Anonymous for more.

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