Rakell, Rickard (can go in between 25-40)

Rakell is not the offensive Swede that makes the highlight real every night, but he's a great defensive forward. He backchecks hard and makes smart plays in his own end. In his first OHL season he made a nice offensive impact with Plymouth, but what impressed most was his defensive play and his discipline. He had a total of 14pims. In the 2011 World Juniors he helped out team Sweden with three assists.

Rask, Victor (can go in between 30-45)

Rask has had a generally tough year, going from a highly ranked prospect and now finishing as most likely a second rounder. This kind of year can be tough on a young hockey player but Rask has shown signs of improvement late in the year. The 6 foot 2 Rask spent some time in the top Swedish mens league this year where he played fairly good hockey. He is a big body with a good shot and should not be overlooked for too long.

Rattie, Ty (can go in between 18-32)

Rattie posses explosive speed and very quick release on his shot. He plays on the very stacked Portland Winterhawks team where his role as the offensive super star is diminished. This could be a good thing for him as some players have trouble coming out of Junior when they are no longer the only star on the team. He is not too small considering his speed. Rattie is having a really good playoff so far, averaging over a point per game. His stock keeps rising and falling but he should end up as a late first rounder or else he will be one of the first players picked on day two.

Rieder, Tobias (can go in between 15-30)

The young german is a very creative player who, despite being undersized doesnt get pushed around. He's been named by his peers as having a very sneaky release, and showstopping shiftiness on the ice. The team that drafts him will get a kid who isnt afraid of being physical and forechecks hard, and can also bring you out of your seat.

Saad, Brandon (can go in between 15-30)

Saad made the switch from the USHL to the OHL this season and he has really blossomed into a complete player in Saginaw. He is a powerful skater with soft hand and a quick shot, mix all that together with a strong determination to score and you get a solid player. He plays a physical game, he is a big guy, and he likes to drive hard to the net. He's 6 foot 2,  211 pounds and uses that size very well down low and in front of the net. He very well could play a strong two way game in the NHL and be a strong 2rd or 3rd liner for years to come.

Salomaki, Miikka (can go in between 50-65)

The Finn made his first big impact at the 2011 World Juniors in Buffalo with his two goals and a helper. He is small and speedy and, like all Finns, has a great work ethic. He has played with men in Finland so he experienced in that regard.

Mark Scheifele (can go in between 15-30)

Scheifele is a very lanky guy, 6 foot 3, and is a great team player. He played for the Barrie Colts, one of the worst OHL teams and yet still finished his first ever OHL season with 53 helpers and 22 goals. It is always impressive when there is a rookie playing so well on a bad team, especially when he is making the players around him better not just trying to win games by himself. Scheifele is currently playing in the U18 Tournament and is Canada's top scorer with 5 goals and an assist in three games. Despite what those stats show Scheifele is a pure playmaker and will do great down the road.

Shalunov, Maxim (can go in between 50-65)

Shalunov was a very mysterious player at the beginning of the year as not much was written or captured on video about him. But the buzz was there. Now stats are starting to appear and highlights too and it shows that Maxim has some very good skills. He's fast and shifty and he is 6 foot 3, and he is determined to score goals as often as possible. The one knock on him is that he is Russian and we can't be sure if he's coming to North America or not to play his hockey. One thing is for sure though, he has tremendous skill.

Siemens, Duncan (can go in between 10-20)

Siemens is a tough defensemen who is not afraid to back down to anyone. He gets in to numerous scraps and usually comes out as the winner, and he plays the body very well. He does more then just play rough hockey as he recorded 43 assists this past year. He will become a solid defensemen in the NHL and most likely will keep dropping the gloves, and his adversaries.

St. Croix, Michael (can go in between 30-45)

We've all seen his one handed goal, but there is more to St. Croix then just that trick shot. He is a hard working, high octane player that knows how to create or score goals. Quick skater with even quicker hands, especially in tight, he will be a wanted player come day two at the draft.

Strome, Ryan (can go in between 3-6)

Ryan Strome rose quickly in this draft and now finds himself as a potential top 5 pick. He is a menace any way you look at him, good speed, great dangling ability, amazing shot and a great sense for the game. Strome had a great regular season stats wise, breaking the 100 point plateau and he is continuing his great play in the playoffs where he currently has 6 goals in 10 games. If Strome keeps this up and puts together a good playoff run with Niagara he could maybe find himself vying for the honour of being the first overall selection in the draft.

Trocheck, Vincent (can go in between 30-45)

Trocheck is the other half of the electrifying Saginaw duo (the other half being Saad). Trocheck is a little guy but he plays with a big heart and is not afraid of the occasional fight. He has good speed and plays a generally solid game.

Zibanejad, Mika (Can go in between 6-15)

This young Swede has been climbing up the draft rankings all year long and now he finds himself in a potential top ten spot. He is big and uses his size very well, plays hard along the boards and finishes his hits. He has amazing dangling moves and uses them to get to the net, he can also use his speed. He has a powerful shot and has been beating goalies at all levels he has perfomed at. He is an intelligent player as well and is currently having a great U18 tournament.