Saturday, June 23, 2012

19 Q Players Picked In NHL Draft

A total of 19 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League players were selected in the 2012 National Hockey League Draft. The Quebec Remparts’ Mikhail Grigorenko was the only QMJHL player selected in Friday’s first round (unless you include Stefan Matteau) while the rest were selected in today’s two through seven rounds.

Via Even Strength, here’s who got picked where.

12th overall - Buffalo - Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec)
46th overall - Minnesota - Raphael Bussieres (Baie-Comeau)
48th overall - Chicago - Dillon Fournier (Rouyn-Noranda)
49th overall - Detroit - Martin Frk (Halifax)
57th overall - Vancouver - Alexandre Mallet (Rimouski)
88th overall - Phoenix - James Melindy (Moncton)
101st overall - Tampa Bay - Cedric Paquette (Blainville-Boisbriand)
103rd overall - New York Islanders - Loic Leduc (Cape Breton)
108th overall - Anaheim - Andrew O'Brien (Chicoutimi)
109th overall - San Jose - Christophe Lalancette (Bathurst)
122nd overall - Montreal - Charles Hudon (Chicoutimi)
124th overall - Calgary - Ryan Culkin (Quebec)
146th overall - St. Louis - Francois Tremblay (Val-D'or)
166th overall - Ottawa - Francois Brassard (Quebec)
171st overall - L.A. - Tomas Hyka (Gatineau)
173rd overall - Pittsburgh - Anton Zlobin (Val-D'or)
174th overall - Florida - Francis Beauvillier (Rimouski)
191st overall - Chicago - Brandon Whitney (Victoriaville)
208th overall - Phoenix - Justin Hache (Cape Breton)

99 Canadian Hockey League players were selected in this year’s NHL Draft. 48 were from the Ontario Hockey League, 32 from the Western Hockey League, and 19 from the QMJHL.

The Remparts led the Q with three players picked.

According to the CHL website, “last season, 101 CHL players were taken in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft including 46 from the OHL, 33 from the WHL, and 22 from the QMJHL.”

Not a huge surprise that no members of the Saint John Sea Dogs were picked. A few players will likely receive invites to camps this fall, though.

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