2011 NHL Mock Draft: Who Do The Experts Have Minnesota Taking?

One of the interesting stories in this year's NHL Draft is the lack of any certainty. Other than the consensus top pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, there is no general agreement on what prospect  any team will take. That trickles down to the Minnesota Wild, who have the tenth overall pick. Looking at fifteen different mock drafts, the experts have eight different players slotted at #10. Mika Zibanejad, a center from Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League is the name which comes up more than any other player but other mocks have the Wild taking scoring forwards (an organizational weakness) Sven Bartschi, Sean Couturier and Joel Armia. Others have Minnesota taking the best player available and selecting defensemen Ryan Murphy or Nathan Beaulieu (who comes in second).

The different mock drafts and what player the experts have Minnesota taking at #10

SB Nation Mock Draft  - C Mika Zibanejad

TSN.com -  LW Sven Bartschi

Steven Hoffner (NHL.com) - D Ryan Murphy

Adam Kimelman (NHL.com) - C Sean Couturier

Mike G. Morreale (NHL.com) - Mika Zibanejad

Devin Persuad (NHL.com) - Mika Zibanejad

Hockey's Future - C Joel Armia

Daniel Chan (Hockey Wilderness) - Sven Bartschi

Bryan Reynolds (Hockey Wilderness) - Mika Zibanejad

Kirk Luedeke (New England Hockey Journal/Bruins 2011 Draft Watch) - D Nathan Beaulieu

In Lou We Trust - C Marc McNeil

Litter Box Cats - C Ryan Strome

Jackets Cannon - Mika Zibanejad

My NHL Draft - Nathan Beaulieu

The Hockey Writers - Nathan Beaulieu

 

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