NHL Draft 2011 Results: Edmonton Oilers Select Ryan Nugent-Hopkins With First Overall Pick

With the 1st pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers select Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, a center from the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.

Nugent-Hopkins is the top-ranked skater in the draft, as determined by Central Scouting, although he was selected second overall in SB Nation's network-wide Mock Draft. Peter Sullivan of Central Scouting made the almighty Gretzky comparison when talking about RNG, saying that his vision is perhaps the best since No. 99. He dazzles when he has the puck and his passing is perhaps the best in the draft.

Read more on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at our Oilers blog, The Copper And Blue.

For full coverage of the 2011 NHL Draft, stick with this StoryStream and our 2011 NHL Draft hub. You can also find team-by-team coverage around our network of 34 hockey sites, where you can find player profiles, news and rumors. Be sure to check out our network-wide 2011 NHL Mock Draft as well.

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