101 CHL Players Selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

 St. Paul, MN – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that 101 CHL players were selected in the seven rounds of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft representing nearly 48% of the 211 drafted players.


The 101 players includes 21 selected in the first round which ties a CHL record set back in 1998 when the first consisted of 27 picks.  Also on Friday night, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Red Deer Rebels became the fifth straight CHL player to be selected first overall when he was chosen by the Edmonton Oilers. 


Of the 101 players selected, the Ontario Hockey League leads the way with 46 players selected matching the 2008 NHL Entry Draft as their highest total since 1999 when 52 players were selected.  This season the Western Hockey League had 33 players, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League had 22 players selected.


The QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs had five players selected including three in the first round, while the OHL’s Oshawa Generals also had five players selected to lead all CHL clubs.  Six different CHL clubs had four players selected including three OHL teams the Plymouth Whalers, the Saginaw Spirit, and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.  Three WHL teams also had four players selected including the Edmonton Oil Kings, the Saskatoon Blades, and the Portland Winterhawks who led the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with eight players selected. 


Every NHL team with the exception of the Washington Capitals selected at least one CHL player with the Detroit Red Wings and the Ottawa Senators leading the way with six CHL players each.


Canada was the top country represented in the draft with 79 Canadian-born players followed by 64 players born in the United States.


In total, there were 72 defencemen selected, followed by 58 players listed at center, 31 listed at left wing, 23 right wingers, and 19 goaltenders, while seven players were unidentified.   


Last season, 107 CHL players were taken in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft led by 43 WHL players, followed by 42 from the OHL, and 22 from the QMJHL.  


The CHL continues to be the number one development league in the world and the leading provider of talent to the NHL.


Here is a complete list of all CHL players selected at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft:

First Round (21 CHL players):

1.       Ryan Nugent Hopkins (Red Deer Rebels) – Edmonton Oilers

2.       Gabriel Landeskog (Kitchener Rangers) – Colorado Avalanche

3.       Jonathan Huberdeau (Saint John Sea Dogs) – Florida Panthers

5.       Ryan Strome (Niagara IceDogs) – New York Islanders

7.       Mark Scheifele (Barrie Colts) – Winnipeg Jets

8.       Sean Couturier (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – Philadelphia Flyers

9.       Dougie Hamilton (Niagara IceDogs) – Boston Bruins

11.   Duncan Siemens (Saskatoon Blades) – Colorado Avalanche

12.   Ryan Murphy (Kitchener Rangers) – Carolina Hurricanes

13.   Sven Baertschi (Portland Winterhawks) – Calgary Flames

17.   Nathan Beaulieu (Saint John Sea Dogs) – Montreal Canadiens

18.   Mark McNeill (Prince Albert Raiders) – Chicago Blackhawks

21.   Stefan Noesen (Plymouth Whalers) – Ottawa Senators

23.   Joseph Morrow (Portland Winterhawks) – Pittsburgh Penguins

24.   Matt Puempel (Peterborough Petes) – Ottawa Senators

25.   Stuart Percy (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors) – Toronto Maple Leafs

26.   Phillip Danault (Victoriaville Tigres) – Chicago Blackhawks

27.   Vladislav Namestnikov (London Knights) – Tampa Bay Lightning

28.   Zack Phillips (Saint John Sea Dogs) – Minnesota Wild

29.   Nicklas Jensen (Oshawa Generals) – Vancouver Canucks

30.   Rickard Rakell (Plymouth Whalers) – Anaheim Ducks


Second Round (15 CHL players):

31.   David Musil (Vancouver Giants) – Edmonton Oilers

32.   Ty Rattie (Portland Winterhawks) – St. Louis Blues

35.  Tomas Jurco (Saint John Sea Dogs) – Detroit Red Wings

37.  Boone Jenner (Oshawa Generals) – Columbus Blue Jackets

40.  Alexander Khokhlachev (Windsor Spitfires) – Boston Bruins

43.  Brandon Saad (Saginaw Spirit) – Chicago Blackhawks

44.  Brett Ritchie (Sarnia Sting) – Dallas Stars

46.  Joel Edmundson (Moose Jaw Warriors) – St. Louis Blues

48.  Xavier Ouellet (Montreal Juniors) – Detroit Red Wings

49.  Christopher Gibson (Chicoutimi Sagueneens) – Los Angeles Kings

54.  Scott Harrington (London Knights) – Pittsburgh Penguins

55.  Ryan Sproul (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Detroit Red Wings

56.  Lucas Lessio (Oshawa Generals) – Phoenix Coyotes

57.  Tyler Wotherspoon (Portland Winterhawks) – Calgary Flames

61.  Shane Prince (Ottawa 67’s) – Ottawa Senators


Third Round (19 CHL players):

63.  Andrei Pedan (Guelph Storm) – New York Islanders

64.  Vincent Trocheck (Saginaw Spirit) – Florida Panthers

65.  Joseph Cramarossa (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors) – Anaheim Ducks

67.  Adam Lowry (Swift Current Broncos) – Winnipeg Jets

68.  Nick Cousins (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Philadelphia Flyers

71.  David Honzik (Victoriaville Tigres) – Vancouver Canucks

73.  Keegan Lowe (Edmonton Oil Kings) – Carolina Hurricanes

74.  Travis Ewanyk (Edmonton Oil Kings) – Edmonton Oilers

76.  Logan Shaw (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles) – Florida Panthers

77.  Daniel Catenacci (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Buffalo Sabres

80.  Andy Andreoff (Oshawa Generals) – Los Angeles Kings

81.  Anthony Camara (Saginaw Spirit) – Boston Bruins

84.  Harrison Ruopp (Prince Albert Raiders) – Phoenix Coyotes

85.  Alan Quine (Peterborough Petes) – Detroit Red Wings

86.  Josh Leivo (Sudbury Wolves) – Toronto Maple Leafs

87.  Jonathan Racine (Shawinigan Cataractes) – Florida Panthers

88.  Jordan Binnington (Owen Sound Attack) – St. Louis Blues

89.  Justin Sefton (Sudbury Wolves) – San Jose Sharks

90.  Alexandre Grenier (Halifax Mooseheads) – Vancouver Canucks


Fourth Round (12 CHL players):

94.  Josh Shalla (Saginaw Spirit) – Nashville Predators

96.  Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Gatineau Olympiques) – Ottawa Senators

102. Yannick Veilleux (Shawinigan Cataractes) – St. Louis Blues

106. Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings) – New York Rangers

107. Colin Jacobs (Seattle Thunderbirds) – Buffalo Sabres

108. Olivier Archambault (Val d’Or Foreurs) – Montreal Canadiens

111. Kale Kessy (Medicine Hat Tigers) – Phoenix Coyotes

114. Tobias Rieder (Kitchener Rangers) – Edmonton Oilers

115. Marek Tvrdon (Vancouver Giants) – Detroit Red Wings

116. Colin Suellentrop (Oshawa Generals) – Philadelphia Flyers

118. Marcel Noebels (Seattle Thunderbirds) – Philadelphia Flyers

119. Zachary Yuen (Tri-City Americans) – Winnipeg Jets


Fifth Round (13 CHL players):

123. Garrett Meurs (Plymouth Whalers) – Colorado Avalanche

125. John Persson (Red Deer Rebels) – New York Islanders

127. Brenden Kichton (Spokane Chiefs) – New York Islanders

134. Shane McColgan (Kelowna Rockets) – New York Rangers

135. Troy Vance (Victoriaville Tigres) – Dallas Stars

136. Samuel Noreau (Baie-Comeau Drakkar) – New York Rangers

137. Alex Lepkowski (Barrie Colts) – Buffalo Sabres

138. Darren Dietz (Saskatoon Blades) – Montreal Canadiens

139. Andrew Shaw (Owen Sound Attack) – Chicago Blackhawks

141. Darren Dziurzynski (Saskatoon Blades) – Phoenix Coyotes

144. Dominik Uher (Spokane Chiefs) – Pittsburgh Penguins

149. Austen Brassard (Belleville Bulls) – Winnipeg Jets

150. Frank Corrado (Sudbury Wolves) – Vancouver Canucks


Sixth Round (12 CHL players):

152. David Broll (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds) – Toronto Maple Leafs

153. Gabriel Beaupre (Val d’Or Foreurs) – Colorado Avalanche

155. Andrew Fritsch (Owen Sound Attack) – Phoenix Coyotes

156. Darren Kramer (Spokane Chiefs) – Ottawa Senators

159. Reece Scarlett (Swift Current Broncos) – New Jersey Devils

162. Ryan Tesink (Saint John Sea Dogs) – St. Louis Blues

163. Matt Mahalak (Plymouth Whalers) – Carolina Hurricanes

164. Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oil Kings) – Calgary Flames

165. Matej Stransky (Saskatoon Blades) – Dallas Stars

167. Nathan Lieuwen (Kootenay Ice) – Buffalo Sabres

175. Richard Nedomlel (Swift Current Broncos) – Detroit Red Wings

179. Dylan DeMelo (Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors) – San Jose Sharks


Seventh Round (9 CHL players):

183. Dillon Donnelly (Shawinigan Cataractes) – Colorado Avalanche

185. Mitchell Theoret (Niagara IceDogs) – New York Islanders

186. Jordan Fransoo (Brandon Wheat Kings) – Ottawa Senators

190. Garret Sparks (Guelph Storm) – Toronto Maple Leafs

191. Tyler Graovac (Ottawa 67’s) – Minnesota Wild

193. Brody Sutter (Lethbridge Hurricanes) – Carolina Hurricanes

202. Brent Andrews (Halifax Mooseheads) – Nashville Predators

206. Derek Mathers (Peterborough Petes) – Philadelphia Flyers

208. Ondrej Palat (Drummondville Voltigeurs) – Tampa Bay Lightning


For complete results from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft please visit

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