The St. Louis Blues are set to add a prospect in the first round of this year's NHL draft, which takes place tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Blues bloggers at St. Louis Game Time, in SB Nation's mock draft, mock-selected Nick Bjugstad.
Game Time's choice, however, is Minnesota's 2010 "Mr. Hockey," Nick Bjugstad. He's big at 6'4, 187, and at only 17 years old, probably still has growing and filling out to do. The scouting report on him is that he's a good skater with an excellent shot, decent faceoff skills, and leadership qualities. Personality-wise, he's driven; he accelerated his high school coursework so as to graduate early this year at attend the U. of Minnesota in the fall, which tells us he'll work like a fiend to accomplish a goal.
The Edmonton Oilers, who had the first pick in the draft, selected LW Taylor Hall.