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.
|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.
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