The Bruins were unquestionable winners in the 2010 draft when they chose Tyler Seguin with the No. 2 overall pick. However, this year’s draft was a little different.
The Carolina Hurricanes picked left winger Phillip Di Giuseppe with the 38th overall pick in this year's draft. The 18-year-old played 39 games for the University of Michigan last season, tallying 25 points.
Buffalo went with Mikhail Grigorenko for the 12th overall pick. The 6-foot-3 Russian center led all Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies with 45 goals and 85 points. This is a good addition for the Sabres, who missed the playoffs last season, finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia Flyers drafted Scott Laughton with their first round pick. Laughton, drafted 20th overall, is a 6-foot center who played in 64 games for Oshawa of the OHL Amateur League last season, scoring 21 goals with 32 assists.
Washington might also be a draft winner. Filip Forsberg, a 6-foot-2 Swedish center, helped his country win a gold medal at the 2012 Junior World Championships. He scored 21 goals in 36 games for the Leksand Junior team of the Sweden junior league in 2010-11. He could be a great addition to a team that is already stacked with offense. By offense, we mean Alex Ovechkin.
P.K. Subban's younger brother, Malcolm Subban, was drafted by the Bruins with the 24th overall pick. The Bruins needed a goalie after losing Tim Thomas, despite having Tuukka Rask in between the pipes for the majority of the upcoming season. Subban finished fourth in the league with a 2.50 goals against average in his second OHL season. He was 25-14 in 39 games.
Now you know a little bit about the NHL's up-and-coming stars. It might take a season or two for these guys to make their names well-known in the league, but it's time for you to vote on which team made the biggest wave in this year's draft.
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