Picks of note from Day 2
A few other names that stand out:
33rd overall, St. Louis took Basic McRae's son Philip, a big centreman from the London Knights
49th overall, Calgary took Mitch Wahl, a scoring centre from Long Beach, California, who played on the Memorial Cup champion Spokane Chiefs this year
49th overall, Phoenix took the other Staal brother, Jared, who has the size that runs in the family but is seen as more of a project player than Eric, Marc and Jordan
66th overall, the Islanders took Jonathan Toews brother, David, who has put up some pretty good numbers at Shattuck St. Mary's in Minnesota and was certainly worth a flyer
97th overall, Boston took Jamie Arniel, the newphew of former NHLer and current Manitoba Moose coach Scott Arniel
105th overall, Carolina took Michal Jordan, whose parents had a sense of humour
131st overall, Vancouver took Prab Rai, an East Indian centre from Surrey, B.C., who has put up great point totals with Seattle in the WHL
148th overall, the Islanders took Matt Martin, whose jersey junior teammate Steven Stamkos was carrying around the arena all day given he wasn't in attendance to pick it up
153rd overall, Los Angeles took Canadian junior hockey's MVP Justin Azevedo, who while 20 years old, is still quite a talent, even if he is 5 foot 7. Not bad for a sixth-round pick, however, as he had 43 goals and 124 points this season
Feel free to add others you see in the comments.
UPDATE HockeyDB already has its 2008 draft page up.
Labels: 2008 entry draft