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Islanders Draft Central Day 3: Jonathan Huberdeau & Jonas Brodin

With 3 days left until the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, help the New York Islanders count down to draft day, where they will have the fifth overall pick.

Wednesday, 06.22.2011 / 12:00 AM / 2011 Draft Central
By Dyan LeBourdais
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Islanders Draft Central Day 3: Jonathan Huberdeau & Jonas Brodin
Jonathan Huberdeau, a center for Saint John of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Jonas Brodin, a defenseman for Farjestad, are ranked third on the Central Scouting Service rankings list.
draft profiles
Jonathan Huberdeau
North American Skater
Saint John, QMJHL
Final Rank:  3
Midterm Rank:  4
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6'1" Weight:  170
Born:  June 4, 1993
Hometown:  Laval, QC, CAN
Jonas Brodin
European Skater
Farjestad, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  3 Midterm Rank:  4
Position:  Defenseman
Shoots:  Left
Height:  6'1" Weight:  169
Born:  July 12, 1993
Hometown:  Karlstad, SWE

Each day as we get closer to the June 24 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN, the Islanders Draft Central will update with a new North American and European player profile. Below, each of the top 30 North American and European prospects will be listed.
May 26, 2011 - 30th in CSS Ranking
Rickard Rakell (North American)
Alessio Bertaggia (European)
May 27, 2011 - 29th in CSS Ranking
Alexander Khokhlachev (North American)
Adam Pettersson (European)
May 28, 2011 - 28th in CSS Ranking
Matthew Puempel (North American)
Sergei Shmelev (European)
May 29, 2011 - 27th in CSS Ranking
Phillip Danault (North American)
Fredrik Claesson (European)
May 30, 2011 - 26th in CSS Ranking
Shane Prince (North American)
Sergei Barbashev (European)
May 31, 2011 - 25th in CSS Ranking
Connor Murphy (North American)
Alexei Marchenko (European)
June 1, 2011 - 24th in CSS Ranking
Scott Mayfield (North American) | VIDEO
Johan Sundstrom (European)
June 2, 2011 - 23rd in CSS Ranking
Jonathan Miller (North American)
Klas Dahlbeck (European)
June 3, 2011 - 22nd in CSS Ranking
Tyler Biggs (North American) | VIDEO
Victor Berglind (European)
June 4, 2011 - 21st in CSS Ranking
Nicklas Jensen (North American)
William Karlsson (European)
June 5, 2011 - 20th in CSS Ranking
Tomas Jurco (North American) | VIDEO
Viktor Arvidsson (European)
June 6, 2011 - 19th in CSS Ranking
Brandon Saad (North American) | VIDEO
Joel Mustonen (European)
June 7, 2011 - 18th in CSS Ranking
Boone Jenner (North American)
Zakhar Arzamastsev (European)
June 8, 2011 - 17th in CSS Ranking
Ty Rattie (North American)
Nikita Kucherov (European)
June 9, 2011 - 16th in CSS Ranking
Mark Scheifele (North American) | VIDEO
Alexander Ruuttu (European)
June 10, 2011 - 15th in CSS Ranking
Zack Phillips (North American)
Karl Johansson (European)
June 11, 2011 - 14th in CSS Ranking
Mark McNeill (North American)
Jeremy Boyce (European)
June 12, 2011 - 13th in CSS Ranking
Jamieson Oleksiak (North American)
Max Friberg (European)
June 13, 2011 - 12th in CSS Ranking
Joseph Morrow (North American) | VIDEO
Victor Rask (European)
June 14, 2011 - 11th in CSS Ranking
Vladislav Namestnikov (North American) | VIDEO
Gregory Hofmann (European)
June 15, 2011 - 10th in CSS Ranking
Duncan Siemens (North American) | VIDEO
Rasmus Bengtsson (European)
June 16, 2011 - 9th in CSS Ranking
Ryan Murphy (North American) | VIDEO
Markus Granlund (European)
June 17, 2011 - 8th in CSS Ranking
Ryan Strome (North American) | VIDEO
Joachim Nermark (European)
June 18, 2011 - 7th in CSS Ranking
Sven Baertschi (North American) | VIDEO
Miikka Salomaki (European)
June 19, 2011 - 6th in CSS Ranking
Sean Couturier (North American) | VIDEO
Oscar Klefbom (European)
June 20, 2011 - 5th in CSS Ranking
Nathan Beaulieu (North American) | VIDEO
Dmitrij Jaskin (European)
June 21, 2011 - 4th in CSS Ranking
Dougie Hamilton (North American) | VIDEO
Joel Armia (European)

Islanders Scout Mario Saraceno
On Jonathan Huberdeau - Huberdeau lead his team in scoring as a 17-year-old and finished second overall in the QMJHL in scoring. He plays a solid two-way game, but also has a nice offensive upside. He can score and make plays while not being afraid of traffic areas. He needs to get bigger and/or stronger in order to become an effective NHL winger.

NHL Central Scouting's Chris Bordeleau
On Jonathan Huberdeau - He's the type of player who can change the outcome of a game suddenly and quickly. He's displayed unbelievably quick hands and an ability to set up and score goals. He definitely has NHL hands and playmaking ability... he's also gritty and does not back down when challenged.

Saint John Sea Dogs head coach Gerard Gallant
On Jonathan Huberdeau - He's still not the fastest, but I'd certainly label him the craftiest on our team. He's a quality, character kid. He competes both ways, battles for those goals around the net and competes hard in every situation. I can put Jonathan on the ice in any situation… the last minute of a game when we're behind by a goal or ahead by a goal. He comes to play every time. His vision is outstanding, he has great puck skills and I think he's the complete package.

Islanders Scout Vellu Kautonen
On Jonas Brodin - Brodin is a very mobile defenseman who can be used in all game situations. He is useful on the power play, but also while killing penalties because of his great hockey sense.
1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Colorado Avalanche
3. Florida Panthers
4. New Jersey Devils
5. New York Islanders
Round 1 - 5th overall
Round 2 -
34th overall
Round 2 -
50th overall
(from Wisniewski deal to Montreal)
Round 3 -
63rd overall
(from 4th round 2010 draft selection dealt to Colorado)
Round 4 -
94th overall
Round 5 -
124th overall
Round 5 -
126th overall
(from two 6th round 2010 draft picks dealt to Atlanta)
Round 7 -
184th overall

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Saint John Sea Dogs

As the most recent Memorial Cup Champions, the Saint John Sea Dogs have quickly become a dominant team, incepted into the QMJHL in 2005. In addition to being Memorial Cup Champions, the Sea Dogs also won the 2011 President’s Cup as champions of the QMJHL. The team has also won two regular season and division titles in its brief history.

If the Islanders select Jonathan Huberdeau, a member of the current Memorial Cup and President’s Cup team, he would be the first player chosen by the Islanders from the Sea Dogs.



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