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Tyler Seguin and Mikael Granlund are the top ranked North American and European players by Central Scouting Services coming into tonight's NHL Entry Draft.

draft profiles
Tyler Seguin
North American Skater
Plymouth, OHL
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  2
Position:  Center
Shoots:  Right
Height:  6'1" Weight:  172
Born:  January 31, 1992 
Hometown:  Brampton, ON
Mikael Granlund
European Skater
Hifk, Finland
Final Rank:  1 Midterm Rank:  1
Position:  Center
Shoots:  Left
Height:  5'10" Weight:  180
Born:  February 26, 1992
Hometown:  Oulu, FIN

Below, each of the top 25 North American and European prospects are listed. 

June 25, 2010 - 1st in CSS Ranking
Tyler Seguin (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO | TYLER SEGUIN VIDEOS
Mikael Granlund (European)

June 24, 2010 - 2nd in CSS Ranking

Taylor Hall (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO | TAYLOR HALL VIDEOS
Vladimir Tarasenko (European)

June 23, 2010 - 3rd in CSS Ranking

Brett Connolly (North American) | FATHER/SON MOMENT
Evgeny Kuznetsov (European)

June 22, 2010 - 4th in CSS Ranking

Erik Gudbranson (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO | FATHER/SON MOMENT
Calle Jarnkrok (European)

June 21, 2010 - 5th in CSS Ranking

Cam Fowler (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Ludvig Rensfeldt (European)

June 20, 2010 - 6th in CSS Ranking
Brandon Gormley (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Maxim Kitsyn (European)

June 19, 2010 - 7th in CSS Ranking
Mark Pysyk (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Oscar Lindberg (European)

June 18, 2010 - 8th in CSS Ranking
Emerson Etem (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Tom Kuehnhackl (European)

June 17, 2010 - 9th in CSS Ranking
Derek Forbort (North American)
Adam Pettersson (European)

June 16, 2010 - 10th in CSS Ranking

Ryan Johansen (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Martin Marincin (European)

June 15, 2010 - 11th in CSS Ranking

Alexander Burmistrov (North American)
Patrik Nemeth (European)

June 14, 2010 - 12th in CSS Ranking

Nino Niederreiter (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO | WATCH THIS GOAL
Alexei Marchenko (European)

June 13, 2010 - 13th in CSS Ranking
Nick Bjugstad (North American)
Nikita Zaytsev (European)

June 12, 2010 - 14th in CSS Ranking

Austin Watson (North American) PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Joonas Donskoi (European)

June 11, 2010 - 15th in CSS Ranking

John McFarland (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Jonathan Johansson (European)

June 10, 2010 - 16th in CSS Ranking

Tyler Toffoli (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Vladislav Kartayev (European)

June 9, 2010 - 17th in CSS Ranking

Dylan McIlrath (North American)PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Teemu Pulkinen (European)

June 8, 2010 - 18th in CSS Ranking
Tyler Pitlick (North American)
Victor Ohman (European)

June 7, 2010 - 19th in CSS Ranking
Quinton Howden (North American) | PROSPECT PREVIEW VIDEO
Nikita Gusev (European)

June 6, 2010 - 20th in CSS Ranking
Stanislav Galiev (North American)
Mikael Salmivirta (European)

June 5, 2010 - 21st in CSS Ranking

Jonathon Merrill (North American)
Petter Granberg (European)

June 4, 2010 - 22nd in CSS Ranking
Riley Sheahan (North American)
Sergei Barbashev (European)

June 3, 2010 - 23rd in CSS Ranking

Petr Straka (North American)
Mirko Hoefflin (European)

June 2, 2010 - 24th in CSS Ranking

Charlie Coyle (North American)
Bohumil Jank (European)

June 1, 2010
- 25th overall in CSS Ranking
Brock Nelson (North American)
Patrick Cehlin (European)

NHL Central Scouting's Chris Edwards
On Tyler Seguin
- "Tyler Seguin makes things happen every time he is on the ice and he makes his teammates better. He's a skilled forward. He's a guy that's obviously a top-line forward with all kinds of puck skills and playmaking abilities. ... He's an elusive guy in traffic, avoiding checks with the puck.”


Plymouth
Head Coach Mike Vellucci
On Tyler Seguin - "I knew he was a great player, knew he had the skill level to do it. The surprise to me is he has the determination and the heart for it. He never stops moving on the ice, even in practice. He's always moving, trying to get better. That's what surprises me. Surprised by his talent and ability? No, but by how much he wants it.”

Islanders Assistant GM Ryan Jankowski
On Tyler Seguin - "Tyler is a very good all around player. He creates offense on the rush by not only moving the puck but also with his one on one skill."

On Mikael Granlund - "Mikael had a very god year in the Finish Elite League.  He is a competitive player who sees the ice very well and creates chances for both his teammates and himself with his play-making skills."

NHL Director of European Scouting Goran Stubb
On Mikael Granlund - "Saku Koivu clone. He's small, but no one's told him he's small. He has a really good, winning attitude, works very hard. He's tough, and he has very good hockey sense."


North American Net-minders
European Net-minders

Round 1 - 5th overall
Round 2 - 35th overall
Round 2 - 58th overall - San Jose pick  -
(from Sutton deal to Ottawa)
Round 3 - 65th overall
Round 3 - 82nd overall
Round 4 - 95th overall
Round 5 - 125th overall
Round 6 - 155th overall
Round 6 - 160th overall
(from Niemi deal to N.Y. Rangers)
Round 7 - 185th overall
1st Overall Selection
- John Tavares -

Last summer, the Islanders had the top pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.  After a lot of mixed signals from Islanders' General Manager, Garth Snow on who he was going to select, he went with John Tavares.

This past season was Tavares' first in the NHL.  The Mississauga, ON native led the Islanders in scoring last season with 54 points.  He was named to the All-Rookie Team along with Matt Duchene, Tyler Myers, Niklas Bergfors, Michael Del Zotto and Jimmy Howard. 

Tavares tied a single game Islanders' record for points with five (2 goals and 3 assists) in a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.  That same week, Tavares was named the second star. 




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