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The 2012 NHL Draft and Combine - the Fanpost Almanac

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Dear armchair GMs, prospect enthusiasts, NHL team fanatics, and everyone else who may or may not be somewhat interested in the 2012 NHL Entry draft this summer.

I am writing this post for you.

I know that you want to know more about what's happening. About the draft, the prospects, the suspects, the scouts, the politics, and all the rest. So... I've got a proposal for you...

Below this paragraph is a list of all the players who were ranked in the April 2012 Consensus Draft List, and have cross referenced with the invite list to the Draft Combine. Most of these names at the top are familiar to you, and some of the names further down are as well.

If you are like me, more than half of them are not.

So, to help remedy this, I propose that you go out and pick one that you don't know, and write a post about them. I propose we all go out, and find out what we can about as many of them as we can, just based on the interwebs, and the tidbits that are available on it.

Because I want to know about all of them. I don't have time to research them all. but if each of us (there's at least 20-30 people who are on here daily, no?) does one (or several of us do the same one) I expect we will get some reports done on these guys within a couple weeks!

For me, I am especially interested in the folks at the bottom of the list, who were not in that consensus top 100. I want to know how they beat out the other guys who are at 50, 65, 88 on the consensus list to get that invitation. What earned them the trip to the combine? And as an Oilers fan, if you know our draft history, we draft a lot of the guys who are at the combine, so.. I want to have a handle on who they might pick that I don't know about before the draft, not after.

(Just to clarify, anyone who's name is in capital letters is going to the draft combine. Lower case is not.)

So, that's the deal. If you pick someone, put their name in the comments section, and link the post, once it's done. Good luck guys - I'm looking forwards to see what we can do to shed some light on the more 'obscure' prospects.

Rank Pos First Name Last Name ht wt shoots Team chg League Birthplace
1 RW NAIL YAKUPOV 5'11 180 L SARNIA 0 OHL Nizhnekamsk, Russia
2 C FILIP FORSBERG 6'2 180 R LEKSAND 1 SWEDEN-2 Ostervala, Sweden
3 C MIKHAIL GRIGORENKO 6'2 192 L QUEBEC -1 QMJHL Khabarovsk, Russia
4 D MATHEW DUMBA 6'0 172 R RED DEER 1 WHL Regina, SK, Canada
5 D RYAN MURRAY 6'0 182 L EVERETT -1 WHL Regina, SK, Canada
6 C ALEX GALCHENYUK 6'1 185 L SARNIA 1 OHL Milwaukee, WI, United States
7 D MORGAN RIELLY 6'0 190 L MOOSE JAW -1 WHL Vancouver, BC, Canada
8 D JACOB TROUBA 6'1 183 R USA U-18 0 USHL Rochester, MI, United States
9 LW TEUVO TERAVAINEN 5'10 161 L JOKERIT 25 FINLAND Helsinki, Finland
10 D GRIFFIN REINHART 6'4 202 L EDMONTON -1 WHL North Vancouver, BC, Canada
11 LW PONTUS ABERG 5'11 183 R DJURGARDEN 2 SWEDEN Stockholm, Sweden
12 C ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS 6'1 182 L DUBUQUE -2 USHL Riga, Latvia
13 D CODY CECI 6'2 203 R OTTAWA -1 OHL Ottawa, ON, Canada
14 RW SEBASTIAN COLLBERG 6'0 180 R FROLUNDA -3 SWEDEN Mariestad, Sweden
15 C RADEK FAKSA 6'2 183 L KITCHENER 0 OHL Vitkov, Czech Republic
16 C BRENDAN GAUNCE 6'2 205 L BELLEVILLE -2 OHL Sudbury, ON, Canada
17 D MATTHEW FINN 6'0 197 L GUELPH -1 OHL Toronto, ON, Canada
18 D DERRICK POULIOT 5'11 192 L PORTLAND 0 WHL Estevan, SK, Canada
19 D SLATER KOEKKOEK 6'2 180 L PETERBOROUGH -2 OHL Winchester, ON, Canada
20 D OLLI MAATTA 6'2 198 L LONDON -1 OHL Jyvaskyla, Finland
21 C TOMAS HERTL 6'2 196 L SLAVIA -1 CZREP Prague, Czech Republic
22 RW MARTIN FRK 5'11 190 R HALIFAX -1 QMJHL Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
23 G ANDREI VASILEVSKI 6'3 200 L UFA 2 -1 RUSSIA-JR. Tyumen, Russia
24 LW PHILLIP DI GIUSEPPE 5'11 176 L U OF MICHIGAN -1 CCHA Toronto, ON, Canada
25 D BRADY SKJEI 6'1 183 L USA U-18 2 USHL Lakevill, MN, United States
26 D MICHAEL MATHESON 6'1 175 L DUBUQUE USHL Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada
27 C STEFAN MATTEAU 6'1 188 L USA U-18 9 USHL Chicago, IL, United States
28 LW NICOLAS KERDILES 6'1 183 L USA U-18 -4 USHL Lewisville, TX, United States
29 D DAMON SEVERSON 6'1 188 R KELOWNA -4 WHL Brandon, MB, Canada
30 LW TANNER PEARSON 6'0 192 L BARRIE 1 OHL Kitchener, ON, Canada
31 D DALTON THROWER 6'0 195 R SASKATOON 1 WHL Squamish, BC, Canada
32 D JORDAN SCHMALTZ 6'2 175 R GREEN BAY -3 USHL Madison, WI, United States
33 C/LW JARROD MAIDENS 6'2 170 R OWEN SOUND -5 OHL Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
34 RW THOMAS WILSON 6'4 195 R PLYMOUTH -4 OHL Toronto, ON, Canada
35 LW DANIIL ZHARKOV 6'3 195 L BELLEVILLE -2 OHL St. Petersburg, Russia
36 D LUDWIG BYSTROM 6'0 176 L MODO JR. -1 SWE-JR. Orskoldsvik, Sweden
37 D VILLE POKKA 6'0 187 R KARPAT FINLAND Tornio, Finland
38 C/RW HENRIK SAMUELSSON 6'2 192 R EDMONTON -1 WHL Pittsburgh, PA, United States
39 C/LW ANDREAS ATHANASIOU 6'0 165 L LONDON 0 OHL London, ON, Canada
40 C CRISTOVAL NIEVES 6'2 175 L KENT SCHOOL 3 HIGH-CT Syracuse, NY, United States
41 RW SCOTT KOSMACHUK 5'11 185 R GUELPH -1 OHL Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
42 C MIKE WINTHER 5'11 170 R PRINCE ALBERT -1 WHL Olds, AB, Canada
43 C/RW MATIA MARCANTUONI 5'11 185 R KITCHENER -1 OHL Woodbridge, ON, CANADA
44 D HAMPUS LINDHOLM 6'2 180 L ROGLE JR. 13 SWE-JR. Helsingborg, Sweden
45 C COLTON SISSONS 6'0 173 R KELOWNA -1 WHL North Vancouver, BC, Canada
46 C SCOTT LAUGHTON 6'0 174 L OSHAWA 0 OHL Oakville, ON, Canada
47 LW TIM BOZON 6'1 178 L KAMLOOPS 8 WHL St. Louis, MO, United States
48 L Anton Slepyshev 6'2 187 R Novokuznetsk 0
49 C BRADY VAIL 6'1 190 L WINDSOR 9 OHL Hendersonville, NC, United States
50 D Adam Pelech 6'2 200 L Erie Otters 4
51 D PATRICK SIELOFF 6'0 173 L USA U-18 10 USHL Ann Arbor, MI, United States
52 D Nick Ebert 6'0 195 R Windsor Spitfires -7
53 D Gianluca Curcuruto 6'1 187 L SSM Greyhounds -3
54 F Raphaël Bussières 6'0 183 L Baie-Comeau Drakkar -7
55 D Dillon Fournier 6'1 160 L Rouyn-Noranda Huskies -6
56 G MALCOLM SUBBAN 6'0 178 L BELLEVILLE -4 OHL Toronto, ON, Canada
57 G OSCAR DANSK 6'2 183 L BRYNAS JR. -4 SWE-JR. Stockholm, Sweden
58 F Charles Hudon 5'8 165 L Chicoutimi Sagueneens -7
59 LW NIKOLAY PROKHORKIN 6'2 183 L CSKA 2 -3 RUSSIA-JR. Chelyabinsk, Russia
60 RW TOMAS HYKA 5'11 160 R GATINEAU 13 QMJHL Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
61 C GEMEL SMITH 5'11 165 L OWEN SOUND -2 OHL Toronto, ON, Canada
62 F Ryan Olsen 6'2 190 R Saskatoon Blades 1
63 F A.J. Michaelson 6'0 180 L Waterloo Black Hawks 1
64 F Nikita Gusev 5'9 163 R CSKA Moscow 4
65 F Emil Lundberg 6'3 198 L Södertälje -3
66 RW BRIAN HART 6'1 190 R EXETER 4 HIGH-NH Cumberland, ME, United States
67 F Brendan Leipsic 5'9 155 L Portland Winterhawks -2
68 RW BRANDEN TROOCK 6'1 175 R SEATTLE 34 WHL Edmonton, AB, Canada
69 C DANE FOX 6'0 185 L ERIE 14 OHL Chatham, ON, Canada
70 G Matt Murray 6'4" 162 R SSM Greyhounds 23
71 D JAKE MCCABE 6'0 195 L U. OF WISCONSIN -11 WCHA Eau Claire, WI, Unites States
72 D Jaynen Rissling 6'3 215 L Calgary Hitmen -5
73 F Mathew Campagna 5'11 170 L Sudbury Wolves -7
74 G BRANDON WHITNEY 6'5 193 R VICTORIAVILLE 6 QMJHL Centreville, NS, Canada
75 C/LW CHANDLER STEPHENSON 5'9 170 L REGINA -4 WHL Saskatoon, SK, Canada
76 D ESA LINDELL 6'3" 194 L JOKERIT JR. N/A FINLAND-JR. Vantaa, Finland
77 C LUKAS SUTTER 6'0 199 L SASKATOON 13 WHL St. Louis, MO, United States
78 C MARK JANKOWSKI 6'2 170 L STANSTEAD COLLEGE 23 HIGH-QC Hamilton, ON, Canada
79 D Valeri Vasiliyev 6'1 183 L Spartak Moscow -2
80 D CALLE ANDERSSON 6'1 194 R FARJESTAD JR. 28 SWE-JR. Malmo, Sweden
81 D Cody Corbett 6'1 209 Edmonton Oil Kings -12
82 D Dominic Poulin 6'1 185 R Chicoutimi Sagueneens 13
83 F Kalle Torniainen 5'10 172 R Djurgården 13
84 LW CODA GORDON 6'2 174 L SWIFT CURRENT -10 WHL Calgary, AB, Canada
85 C TANNER RICHARD 5'11 182 L GUELPH 13 OHL Markham, ON, Canada
86 F Riley Barber 5'11 180 R Dubuque Fighting Saints 17
87 G JON GILLIES 6'5 202 L INDIANA -12 USHL Concord, NH, United States
88 F Eric Locke 5'10 171 L Barrie Colts -16
89 D TREVOR CARRICK 6'2 175 L MISSISSAUGA ST. MICHAEL'S 11 OHL Stouffville, ON, Canada
90 F Logan McVeigh 6'0 179 R Kamloops Blazers 14
91 F Dominik Volek 6'1 180 L Regina Pats -10
92 F Steven Hodges 5'11 165 L Victoria Royals 45
93 C ZACHARY STEPAN 6'0 170 L SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS 14 HIGH-MN Hastings, MN, United States
94 F Troy Bourke 5'10 150 L Prince George Cougars -18
95 D Jesse Graham 5'11 160 R Niagara IceDogs -17
96 F Dalton Sward 6'0 165 R Vancouver Giants 9
97 F Andrew Ryan 6'2 193 L Halifax Mooseheads -15
98 D Marcus McIvor 6'1 204 R Brampton Battalion -19
99 G Daniel Altshuller 6'3 195 L Oshawa Generals -14
100 G FRANCOIS TREMBLAY 6'2 194 L VAL-D'OR -16 QMJHL Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada
C DANIEL O'REGAN ST. SEBASTIAN SCHOOL HIGH-MA Berlin, Germany
C DEVIN SHORE WHITBY OJHL Ajax, ON, Canada
C VYACHESLAV OSNOVIN CHELYABINSK 2 RUSSIA-JR. Russia
C KEVIN ROY LINCOLN USHL Greenfield Park, QC, Canada
C MATTHEW DEBLOUW MUSKEGON USHL Chesterfield, MI, United States
C ROBERT BAILLARGEON INDIANA USHL Springfield, MA, United States
C LOGAN NELSON VICTORIA WHL Coon Rapids, MN, United States
C/LW ARTUR GAVRUS OWEN SOUND OHL Ratichi, Belarus
C/LW BEN JOHNSON WINDSOR OHL Hancock, MI, United States
C/LW FRANCIS BEAUVILLIER RIMOUSKI QMJHL Sorel-Tracy, QC, Canada
C/LW ERIK KARLSSON FROLUNDA JR. SWE-JR. Lerum, Sweden
D MIKKO VAINONEN HIFK JR. FINLAND-JR. Helsinki, Finland
D DYLAN BLUJUS BRAMPTON OHL Buffalo, NY, United States
D MAX IAFRATE KITCHENER OHL Baltimore, MD, United States
D JAMES MELINDY MONCTON QMJHL Goulds, NL, Canada
D RYAN CULKIN QUEBEC QMJHL Montreal, QC, Canada
D BRIAN COOPER FARGO USHL Anchorage, AK, United States
D BRETT KULAK VANCOUVER WHL Edmonton, AB, Canada
D KENTON HELGESEN CALGARY WHL Grand Prarie, AB, Canada
D NICHOLAS WALTERS EVERETT WHL Edmonton, AB, Canada
G MATT TOMKINS SHERWOOD PARK AJHL Edmonton, AB, Canada
G JOONAS KORPISALO JOKERIT JR. FINLAND-JR. Pori, Finland
G ANTHONY STOLARZ CORPUS CHRISTI NAHL Edison, NJ, United States
G FRANK PALAZZESE KITCHENER OHL North York, ON, Canada
G JAKE PATERSON SAGINAW OHL Mississauga, ON, Canada
G ANDREY MAKAROV SASKATOON WHL Kazan, Russia
G PATRIK BARTOSAK RED DEER WHL Novy Jicin, Czech Republik
LW JUJHAR KHAIRA PRINCE GEORGE BCHL Surrey, BC, Canada
LW JIMMY VESEY SOUTH SHORE EJHL Boston, MA, United States
LW BROCK MCGINN GUELPH OHL Fergus, ON, Canada
LW MITCHELL MOROZ EDMONTON WHL Edmonton, AB, Canada
RW CHRIS CALNAN NOBLES HIGH-MA Boston, MA, United States
RW SAMUEL KURKER ST. JOHN'S PREP HIGH-MA Boston, MA, United States
RW JOSH ANDERSON LONDON OHL Burlington, ON, Canada
RW CHRISTOPHE LALANCETTE ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL Roberval, QC, Canada
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