SB Nation's 2010 NHL Mock Draft, Part Two: The Complete Second Round

Round two of the SB Nation mock draft kicks off with the Edmonton Oilers drafting the 31st overall pick.  Our hockey writers took part in a second round mock draft to familiarize our readers with some of the kids that didn't get as much media attention in the last month. Special thanks to Western College Hockey Blog for helping out - he carried the mail by making a selection for each of our sites that chose not to participate.  

Click the draft pick names to see a full profile of the player from our SB Nation writers.

Pick Player Notes
31 - EDM  Tyler Pitlick, C - Minnesota State Size, speed, a two-way game, faceoffs, and an above-average shot.  The only thing missing is the high-end offense and it might yet come.  Will be a two-way force in Edmonton for years to come.
32 - BOS Charlie Coyle, F - US National Huge scoring winger can handle in traffic or bull his way to the net.  The local kid is the perfect compliment for the play-making Seguin
33 - FLA  Stanislav Gailev, F - Saint John Sea Dogs Galiev is an impressive player who will be ready to make the jump to the NHL before most of the players who will be picked around him, especially for a club like the Panthers who will need offensive talent sooner rather than later.
34 - CBJ Jordan Weal, C - Regina Pats He has the talent - the main question is if he can raise his game against bigger and stronger opponents, and I think it's a gamble that's worth taking, especially considering the organization's weaknesses down the middle.
35 - NYI  Calle Jarnkrok, C - Brynas Fantastic hands, a great head on his shoulders, he skates like the demons of Hell are pursuing him, and he's got a great attitude.  One problem - he's 5'10" 158 lbs.
36 - FLA  Ryan Martindale, C - Ottawa 67s A playmaker who can also score goals, Martindale should make it to the AHL quickly and be ready to move up just as Florida's deal with trade-bait Stephen Weiss is expiring. 
37 - CAR  Ludvig Rensfeldt, F - Brynäs Heavy and difficult to knock off of the puck, puck-battler, good in the faceoff circle, using his size to his advantage and he's an excellent passer with on-ice awareness.
38 - NJD Petr Straka, RW - Rimouski Oceanic A blazing scorer, he battles inconsistency. Must get stronger and learn both ends of the ice before he moves into the professional game.
39 - MIN  Mark Alt, D - Cretin - Derham Hall Two-sport star with enormous size and fantastic feet.  He moves like a much smaller defenseman, and has excellent recovery ability.  Is not physical for his size and has questionable on-ice awareness.
40 - NYR  Kirill Kabanov, F - Moncton Wildcats Possibly the most talented player in the draft.  Tremendous skater, large frame, superior shot, excellent passer, excellet on-ice vision.  Is considered a head case and rumors of an overbearing father have pushed his stock down 35 spots
41 - DAL Brock Beukeboom , D - Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds A blueliner for only two seasons, he's still very raw and learning the position.  He is a physical force with a thunderous shot, but is prone to errors and poor positioning.  Will likely spend four years in the OHL.
42 - ANA  Calvin Pickard, G - Seattle Thunderbirds Not tremendously athletic, Pickard is a positional, technical, and tactical goaltender.  Has above-average hockey sense is considered mentally tough.  Lacks high-end athleticism to be a sure-fire #1 NHL goaltender.
43 - CHI  Justin Faulk, D - US National An offense-first blueliner, he's an excellent passer and moves up-ice quickly.  Huge slap shot and has the ability to move down low for timely goals.  He has little to no defensive game and is not physical.
44 - STL Teemu Pulkkinen, F - Jokerit On pure talent alone, he may be one of the top ten, maybe even five, players in the draft. But it is Pulkkinen's ability to stay on the ice that will be of great concern for NHL teams.
45 - BOS  Brad Ross, LW - Portland Winterhawks Ross is a Grade-A agitator and added a scoring touch this season.  Physical throws his body around and battles all over the ice for the puck.  Concerns that his goal-scoring came about because of two first round linemates.
46 - CAR  Alex Petrovic, D - Red Deer Rebels Big defender that plays well positionally, he's got a mean streak, but isn't as physical as he should or could be.  Is a decent puck-mover with a solid shot.  Reminds many of Alex Plante.
47 - COL  Jason Zucker, LW - US National Two-way player with some offensive ability.  Is not a burner.  Plays with the proverbial "sandpaper'.  Could be a shutdown winger.  Will not likely ever be a reliable scorer.  Will attend Denver.  
48 - EDM  Patrik Nemeth, D - AIK He's a physical force on the ice who moves well and will likely be a shut-down-type defender and penalty killing expert, yet he's going to last well into the second round because he has zero offensive ability.
49 - LAK  Curtis Hamilton, LW - Saskatoon Blades Big body, already 211 lbs and growing.  Decent shot and nose for the puck combine for excellent finishing abilities.  Hamilton hits the weights hard and may add 10-15 pounds.  Excellent in front of the net and in front of his own net.  Glaring lack of agility, but has decent top-end speed once he's moving.
50 - FLA Andrew Yogan, C - Erie Otters He's been praised for his physicality and puck-handling ability, both of which the Panthers need. He could turn into a good second or third-line center will be beyond excited to pull on a Panthers sweater.
51 - DET Johan Larsson, LW - Brynas Powerful player with a superior interior game.  Likes contact and goes to the net hard.  Good on the backcheck.  Excellent defensively and doesn't mind a battle.  Above-average shot.  Below average skating - when he's not all out, he gets lost in traffic.
52 - PHX  Kevin Sundher, C - Chiliwack Bruins He has the size, speed, and strength, to be the complete package, but he remains a work in progress.
53 - CAR  Stephen Johns, D - US National Large, smooth-skating defenseman capable of playing a very well-rounded game. Tremendous size plus skating ability. Will be a bruising, physical defenseman. Capable of making a good first pass, and has a nice shot.
54 - CHI Greg McKegg, C - Erie Otters Fast, finds open ice and can score.  His defensive play is subpar, and he must improve his effort without the puck on offense and defense.  Will need to learn to battle for possession.
55 - CBJ  Philipp Grubauer, G - Windsor Spitfires A German goaltender playing in the OHL, Grubauer led Windsor to the OHL title.  He's not big, but he's good technically and has great recovery ability.  Excellent glove hand.  Needs to improve his rebound control to move to the next level.
56 - MIN  Max Gardiner, F - Minnetonka Large frame though lanky, Gardiner is very physical on the ice.  Lacks footspeed, will need to spend four years working on his skating.  Good hockey sense, nose for the net and the puck.  His shot is suspect.
57 - MTL  Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, D - Rouyn - Noranda Huskies
Good skater with great passing ability and has the ability to get the puck up the ice quickly.  Possesses superior shot.  Lacks physical game, is easily pushed off of the puck.  Defensive zone positioning needs work.
58 - NYI  Bill Arnold, C - US National Defensive center with shutdown capabilities.  Strong on his skates, sneaky speed.  Lacks offensive game and creativity.  Will be an excellent penalty killer.
59 - LAK Gregg Sutch, RW - Mississauga Majors Everything that Raffi Torres should be if Torres was consistent.  Sutch plays his tail off, finishes checks, drops the gloves, can score.  Will go to the net with ferocity.  Was a sure second-round pick until he suffered an ankle sprain, a staph infection and a separated shoulder this season.
60 - CHI Julian Melchiori, D - U-Mass Lowell Excellent skater with great footwork.  Makes great outlet passes and has the ability to join the play.  Fails to step into attackers in his own zone and loses his man at times.  Will need to work on defensive positioning.

 

Click here to view our entire first round, which unfolded with three picks per day over the last week. For more from the real draft in Los Angeles, head over to our StoryStream, updated frequently with highlights from our 14 writers on the ground at Staples Center.

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