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2010 NHL Entry Draft: DUB-Style

The 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft was held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles California. With the first overall pick, the Edmonton Oilers selected forward Taylor Hall.

At DUBNetwork, we’ll supply one of these features from now until Christmas Day, culminating with the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Here’s a look at the Western Hockey League players chosen in the first round, along with a few statistics.

2010 NHL Entry Draft – Round 1
4 Ryan Johansen* Portland Columbus 624 136 289
5 Nino Neiderreiter* Portland NY Islanders 567 130 144
6 Brett Connolly* Prince George Tampa Bay 460 93 84
10 Dylan McIlrath Moose Jaw NY Rangers 66 3 2
23 Mark Pysyk* Edmonton Buffalo 383 15 59
25 Quinton Howden Moose Jaw Florida 97 10 7
29 Emerson Etem Medicine Hat Anaheim 173 22 24
178 Mark Stone* Brandon Ottawa 420 140 212


Ryan Johansen, Nashville Predators

Ryan Johansen was a prolific scorer in junior and joined a young group in Columbus with high expectations. But just a few short seasons later, on January 6, 2016, he was part of an enormous NHL trade that included another Winterhawks alum.

Johansen was sent to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Seth Jones, the fourth overall pick at the 2013 NHL Draft. From a WHL perspective, this came across as a coming out party for the Portland Winterhawks.

Nino Neiderreiter exploded onto the hockey scene at the 2010 World Junior Championship in Saskatoon, where he almost single-handedly led Switzerland to an unlikely semi-final berth that included a quarter-final victory over Russia.

Brett Connelly, Florida Panthers

Surprisingly, Tampa Bay took a chance on Brett Connelly who, due to recurring hip injuries, played only 16 games during his draft year. While he did not light it up early on, he became a key depth contributor to the Washington Capitals during their Stanley Cup championship season.

Forwards Quinton Howden and Emerson Etem were outstanding juniors but were unable to prolong their stay in the NHL.

Defenceman Mark Pysyk has worked his way into the NHL over the years, a steady depth defender. However, rugged blueliner Dylan McIlrath never did deliver on what promise the New York Rangers saw in him.

Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens

Of note at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft are a couple of late round picks — two forwards who continue to perform as impact players.

At 147th overall, Brendan Gallagher has  provided excellent value during is professional career with the Montreal Canadiens. It’s likely he dropped to the later rounds in 2010 due to his diminutive dimensions.

Indeed, Gallagher has played bigger than his frame throughout his days in the WHL and NHL.

Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights

Forward Mark Stone of the Brandon Wheat Kings somehow dropped to 178th, ostensibly due to concerns about his skating.

The Senators were smart enough to overlook this, and Stone proved his hockey IQ and quick release were well worth Ottawa’s consideration.

Unfortunately for the Sens, the parties were unable to secure an ideal arrangement and Stone was dealt to the Vegas Golden Knights on February 25, 2019.

He subsequently signed an eight-year deal in Sin City.

2010 NHL Entry Draft: Rounds 2-7
Round Overall  Player WHL NHL Games Goals Assists
2 36 Alex Petrovic Red Deer Florida 263 5 45
39 Brett Bulmer Kelowna Minnesota 17 0 3
43 Brad Ross Portland Toronto
48 Curtis Hamilton Saskatoon Edmonton 1 0 0
49 Calvin Pickard* Seattle Colorado 204
58 Kent Simpson Everett Chicago 1
3 64 Max Reinhart Kootenay Calgary 23 1 4
66 Radko Gudas* Everett Tampa Bay 451 24 89
70 Jordan Weal* Regina LA 195 27 31
73 Joey Leach Kootenay Calgary
75 Kevin Sundher Chilliwack Buffalo
78 Taylor Aronson Portland Nashville
83 Matt MacKenzie Calgary Buffalo
4 97 Craig Cunningham Vancouver Boston 63 3 5
109 Alex Theriau Everett Dallas
5 121 Tyler Bunz Medicine Hat Edmonton 1
124 Austin Madaisky Kamloops Columbus
133 Michael Ferland* Brandon Calgary 335 60 74
134 Cody Beach Calgary St. Louis
137 Troy Rutkowski Portland Colorado
139 Luke Walker Portland Colorado
147 Brendan Gallagher* Vancouver Montreal 522 165 153
6 155 Kendall McFaull Moose Jaw Atlanta
162 Brandon Davidson* Regina Edmonton 165 9 14
166 Drew Czerwonka Kootenay Edmonton
167 Tyler Stahl Chilliwack Carolina
171 Brooks Macek Tri-City Detroit
178 Mark Stone* Brandon Ottawa 421 140 214
7 182 Josh Nicholls Saskatoon Toronto
186 Teigan Zahn Saskatoon Tampa Bay
189 Dylen McKinlay Chilliwack Minnesota
190 Randy McNaught Saskatoon New York Rangers
191 Mac Carruth Portland Chicago
193 Patrick Holland Tri-City Calgary 5 0 0
208 Riley Boychuk Portland Buffalo
209 Brendan Ranford Kamloops Philadelphia 1 0 0


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(Paul Figler of DUBNetwork contributed to this article)

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