REDRAFTING: 2009 NHL Entry Draft

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HOCKEY GM ADVICE

2009 featured some pretty elite talent, but did teams draft properly? Let’s take a look at what the draft should have looked like in the first round!

# Team Selected Hockey GM Advice Re-draft
1 NY Islanders John Tavares John Tavares (1)
2 Tampa Bay Lightning Victor Hedman Victor Hedman(2)
3 Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene Matt Duchene (3)
4 Atlantha Thrashers Evander Kane Ryan O'Reilly (33)
5 Los Angeles Kings Brayden Schenn Brayden Schenn (5)
6 Phoenix Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson Oliver Ekman-Larsson (6)
7 Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri Nazem Kadri (7)
8 Dallas Stars Scott Glennie Evander Kane (4)
9 Ottawa Senators Jared Cowen Ryan Ellis (11)
10 Edmonton Oilers Magnus Paajarvi Marcus Johansson (24)
11 Nashville Predators Ryan Ellis Nick Leddy (16)
12 NY Islanders Calvin De Hann Tyson Barrie
13 Buffalo Sabres Zack Kassian Kyle Palmieri (26)
14 Florida Panthers Dmitri Kulikov Mike Hoffman (130)
15 Anaheim Ducks Peter Holland Jakob Silfverberg
16 Minnesota Wild Nick Leddy Anders Lee (152)
17 St. Louis Blues David Rundlad Tomas Tatar (60)
18 Montreal Canadiens Louis Leblanc Reilly Smith (69)
19 NY Rangers Chris Kreider Dmitri Orlov (55)
20 New Jersey Devils Jacob Josefson Mattias Ekholm (102)
21 Columbus Blue Jackets John Moore Chris Kreider (19)
22 Vancouver Canucks Jordan Schroeder Craig Smith (98)
23 Calgary Flames Tim Erixon Sami Vatanen (106)
24 Washington Capitals Marcus Johansson David Savard (94)
25 Boston Bruins Jordan Caron Robin Lehner (46)
26 Anaheim Ducks Kyle Palmieri Cody Eakin (85)
27 Carlina Hurricanes Philippe Paradis Erik Haula (182)
28 Chicago Blackhawks Dylan Olsen Richard Panik (52)
29 Tampa Bay Lightning Carter Ashton Casey Cizikas (92)
30 Pittsburgh Penguins Simon Despres Dmitri Kulikov (14)