So, Who Exactly Did We Draft?

Okay, so obviously the big action happened yesterday, when we traded our #25 pick with Steve Bernier and Michael Grabner to the Panthers for Keith Ballard and Victor Oreskovich.  We also didn't have a 2nd round pick (we traded that for Bernier originally) or a 3rd round pick (traded for Andrew Alberts).  So, in other words, this was a very boring draft for us.  But here's who we did eventually get:

4th round (115th overall): Patrick McNally (D)
Originally from Glen Head, New York, Patrick played for the Milton Academy in Massachusetts last year, earning 35 points.  He plans on attending Harvard either this fall or in 2011.

5th round (145th overall): Adam Polasek (D)
Originally from Ostrava, Czech Republic, he played for the PEI Rockets in the QMJHL last year.  At 6'2 and 194 lb, he played 66 games last year, earning 13 goals and 28 assists for 41 points and getting 91 PIM.

6th round (172nd overall): Alex Friesen (C)
At 5'10 and 187 lb, he has played for the Niagara Ice Dogs in the OHL for the last 3 seasons.  The Niagara-on-the-Lake native had 23 goals and 37 assists for a total of 60 points this year, as well as 94 PIM.

6th round (175th overall): Jonathan Iilahti (G)
Originally from Vaasa, Finland, he played 14 games for the Espoo Blues in the Finnish Junior League last year, with a 2.67 GAA and a .904% sv.  His bronze-medal performance at the U-18 World Championship turned heads this year, and he was ranked 6th overall for European goalies by Central Scouting for this draft.

7th round (205th overall): Sawyer Hannay (D)
Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, he plays for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.  In 54 games last year, he had 6 points, 158 PIM, and a -17.  By the way, those penalties come from the fights that have already earned him a profile page on HockeyFights.com.

Well, looks like Gillis stocked up on young defensemen in the bottom rounds.  That goalie looks like someone to keep an eye on.  Canucks.com has a lot more on the picks, and so does the Province.

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