NHL Mock Draft 2012: Final Selections To Be Made Thursday

We're underway in our 2012 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft. Follow along below. June 11: Oilers, Blue Jackets, Canadiens. June 12: Isles, Leafs, Ducks. June 13: Wild, Hurricanes, Jets. June 14: Lightning, Capitals (from COL), Sabres. June 15: Stars, Flames, Senators. June 16: Capitals, Sharks, Blackhawks. June 17: Lightning (from DET), Flyers, Sabres (from NSH). June 18: Penguins, Panthers, Bruins. June 19: Blues, Canucks, Coyotes. June 20: Rangers, Devils, Kings.

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NHL Mock Draft 2012: Anaheim Ducks Select Mathew Dumba With No. 6 Pick

With the sixth pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Anaheim Ducks delegation at Battle of California selects Mathew Dumba, a defenseman from the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.

Mathew Dumba, D, Red Deer Rebels (WHL)

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Photo Credit: Dave Brunner Photography

Of course, the folks at Battle of California have their unique reasons for picking Dumba. Mostly, he has an awesome name.

Not blessed with outstanding size or agility, Dumbo has an impressive wingspan nevertheless, and he isn't afraid to get his nose dirty every once in a while. No real hands to speak of, but given a little confidence, he can positively fly down the ice. And while his agent is a real rodent, the upside to this prospect is that he will pretty much play for peanuts.

For actual analysis on Dumba, check in with Defending Big D and Matchsticks & Gasoline.

The Minnesota Wild are on the clock as we move on to the No. 7 pick on Wednesday.

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NHL Mock Draft 2012: Toronto Maple Leafs Select Ryan Murray With No. 5 Pick

With the fifth overall pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Toronto Maple Leafs delegation at Pension Plan Puppets selects Ryan Murray, a defenseman from the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League.

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Pension Plan Puppets justified the pick:

He's the top rated draft eligible player from the WHL which is good. The Cannon had a good profile of Ryan Murray as well. This is a pick that might not take as long to develop since he is referred to as the most NHL-ready but after the Leafs' experience with Schenn and Burke's comments about how he would have kept him in Kelowna I'd expect that this pick (and likely any the Leafs make) is not made with an eye towards immediate help.

For more on Murray, check in with a prospect profile from The Cannon. Next up on the clock: the Anaheim Ducks.

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NHL Mock Draft 2012: Montreal Canadiens Select Mikhail Grigorenko With No. 3 Pick

With the third overall pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Montreal Canadiens delegation at Habs Eyes On The Prize selects Mikhail Grigorenko, a center form the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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Despite concerns that have lowered Grigorenko's draft stock, Habs Eyes On The Prize decided he's worth the risk anyway.

Grigorenko's stock took a drop in the rankings when the Remparts were eliminated by the Halifax Mooseheads. He managed just a pair of points in the last four games, but that has been attributed to the fact he was not 100% (suffering from a bout of mono), which also forced him out of the workouts at the 2012 NHL Combine.

Grigorenko has also been cited at times as lazy, unwilling to do the dirty work in the corners defensively and playing when he wants. But given he was willing to play under the weather in the playoffs, and with a bad ankle at the World Junior Championships, you have to think he is a competitor.

Read more on Grigorenko with 2012 NHL Draft Profiles from Hockey Wilderness and The Cannon.

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NHL Mock Draft 2012: Columbus Blue Jackets Select Filip Forsberg With No. 2 Pick

With the second pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Columbus Blue Jackets delegation at The Cannon selects Filip Forsberg, a forward from Leksands IF in Sweden's Allsvenskan.

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The Cannon profiled Forsberg's game earlier this month, discussing his strengths:

The combination of skating speed and puck control in tight spots are among Forsberg's strengths. When you realize that he's performing so well at age 17 is really where you start to take notice of his game. Also not to be overlooked is his effective play on the backcheck. Thoughts of Ryan Callahan come to mind when Forsberg freely blocks shots and is persistent in a forechecking role, trying to induce opponents to cough up the biscuit.

Next on the clock: The Montreal Canadiens. Making their pick will be our bloggers from Habs Eyes On The Prize.

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NHL Mock Draft 2012: Edmonton Oilers Select Nail Yakupov With No. 1 Pick

With the No. 1 pick in our SB Nation 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Edmonton Oilers delegation at The Copper & Blue have selected Nail Yakupov, a right wing from the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Yakupov is the No. 1-ranked skater according to NHL Central Scouting and he's the consensus No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. For more on why the Oilers selected Yakupov, check in with The Copper & Blue.

For more on his credentials, check with a variety of player profiles from around our network at Defending Big D, The Cannon and Hockey Wilderness.

Next on the clock: Our Columbus Blue Jackets bloggers at The Cannon have their selection for the No. 2 overall pick.

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