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  • NHL mines Minnesota

  • By Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association 07/01/2013, 7:15pm CDT
  • Draft haul includes 13 players with ties to state high school programs
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  • Hometown team ends wait

  • By Roman Augustoviz, Star Tribune 06/27/2011, 10:17am CDT
  • Wayzata star Mario Lucia didn't get his wish of being drafted in the first round, but the Wild gave him a great memory by dealing to take him in the second.
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WHAT: 2010 NHL Entry Draft
WHERE: Staples Center, Los Angeles
WHEN: Friday, June 25, 6 p.m. (First Round); Saturday, June 26, noon (Rounds 2 through 7).
TV: June 25, Versus, 6 p.m.; June 26, NHL Network, noon
LOCAL FLAVOR: Three Minnesotans, including two who just completed their senior high school seasons, were selected in the first round.

Minnesotans Selected In 2010 NHL Draft

Name High School Pos. Rd. Pick Team Comment
Derek Forbort* Duluth East D 1 15 Los Angeles Kings trade up to ensure pick of big, smooth-skating D
Nick Bjugstad Blaine C 1 19 Florida Panthers get Mr. Hockey with huge frame, huge shot
Brock Nelson Warroad C 1 30 New York Islanders Islanders get player with great size, bloodlines
Tyler Pitlick Centennial C 2 31 Edmonton Oilers get potential linemate for Taylor Hall
Justin Faulk* South St. Paul D 2 37 Carolina Pro scouts love Faulk's offensive instincts
Mark Alt Cretin-Derham Hall D 2 53 Carolina Hurricanes take another St. Paul D man
Justin Holl Minnetonka D 2 54 Chicago Blackhawks get smooth skater with great potential
Max Gardiner Minnetonka C 3 74 St. Louis Blues add yet another Minnesotan to talent pool
Jason Clark* Eden Prairie LW 3 82 New York Islanders Played for Eden Prairie as a sophomore
Max Gaede Woodbury RW 3 88 San Jose Sharks get winger with size, scoring touch
Joe Faust Bloomington Jefferson D 4 114 New Jersey Devils another team with strong Minnesota ties
Caleb Herbert Bloomington Jefferson C 5 142 Washington Capitals get a player with exceptional speed
Tanner Lane Detroit Lakes C 6 160 Atlanta Lakers star was only a junior last season
Zane Gothberg Thief River Falls G 6 165 Boston Bruins could be getting a great one
Nick Mattson* Chaska D 6 180 Chicago Played freshman season at Chaska
Ben Marshall Mahtomedi D 7 201 Detroit Red Wings don't make many scouting mistakes
Christian Isackson St. Thomas Academy RW 7 203 Buffalo Future Gopher has size, scoring knack

* Denotes did not play at the high school level through senior season

Note: Pitlick played at Minnesota State-Mankato last season after completing his high school career at Centennial.