With the 24th pick in SB Nation's 2012 NHL Mock Draft, our Boston Bruins delegation at Stanley Cup of Chowderselects Dalton Thrower, a defenseman from the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.
Dalton Thrower, D, Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
Thrower models his own game after his favorite player, Kevin Bieksa of the Vancouver Canucks, and Bruins fans would do well to look past the fact that he has poor taste in hockey clubs. There's a good article on his career so far posted on canada.com today which states that scouting reports have him ranked anywhere from 20th to 47th. He put up 18-36=54 totals for the Blades this year; due to injuries on that roster, he often played close to 30 minutes per game on the team's #1 defense pairing with Colorado draft pick Duncan Siemens.