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Draft Mulligans – 2006 NHL Draft Redo

Jordan Staal, Erik Johnson and Jonathan Toews were the top 3 selections in the 2006 NHL Draft. Eight years later, how would you draft them?

Jordan Staal, Erik Johnson and Jonathan Toews were the top 3 selections in the 2006 NHL Draft. Eight years later, how would you draft them?

In the spirit of the NHL Draft, @RossyYoungblood takes a look at the 2006 draft class and redoes the group that featured Jonathan Toews, Nicklas Backstrom, Claude Giroux, Jordan Staal and Phil Kessel.


Player’s original draft selection in parenthesis


Redo of the 2006 NHL Draft

  1. St. Louis Blues –Jonathan Toews (3rd)   STL originally selected Erik Johnson
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins – Nicklas Backstrom (4th)   PIT originally selected Jordan Staal
  3. Chicago Blackhawks –Claude Giroux (22nd)   CHI originally selected Jonathan Toews
  4. Washington Capitals – Phil Kessel (5th)   WSH originally selected Niklas Backstrom
  5. Boston Bruins – Milan Lucic (50th)   BOS originally selected Phil Kessel
  6. Columbus Blue Jackets –Jordan Staal (2nd)   CBJ originally selected Derick Brassard
  7. New York Islanders –Erik Johnson (1st)   NYI originally selected Kyle Okposo
  8. Phoenix Coyotes – Semyon Varlamov (23rd)   PHX originally selected Peter Mueller
  9. Minnesota Wild – Kyle Okposo (7th)   MIN originally selected James Sheppard
  10. Florida Panthers – Jonathan Bernier (11th)   FLA originally selected Michael Frolik
  11. Los Angeles Kings – Steve Mason (69th)   LAK originally selected Jonathan Bernier
  12. Atlanta Thrashers – Bryan Little (12th)   ATL originally selected Bryan Little
  13. Toronto Maple Leafs – Chris Stewart (18th)   TOR originally selected Jiri Tlusty
  14. Vancouver Canucks – Derick Brassard (6th)   VAN originally selected Michael Grabner
  15. Tampa Bay Lightning – Patrik Berglund (25th)   TBL originally selected Riku Helenius
  16. San Jose Sharks – Brad Marchard (71st)   SJS originally selected Ty Wishart
  17. Los Angeles Kings – James Riemer (99th)   LAK originally selected Trevor Lewis
  18. Colorado Avalanche – Nick Foligno (28th)   COL originally selected Chris Stewart
  19. Anaheim Ducks – Nikolai Kulemin (44th)   ANA originally selected Mark Mitera
  20. Montreal Canadiens – Michael Grabner (14th)   MTL originally selected David Fischer
  21. New York Rangers – Andrew MacDonald (160th)   NYR originally selected Bob Sanguinetti
  22. Philadelphia Flyers – Artem Anisimov (54th)   PHI originally selected Claude Giroux
  23. Washington Capitals – Michael Frolik (10th)   WSH originally selected Semyon Varlamov
  24. Buffalo Sabres – Jiri Tlusty (13th)   BUF originally selected Dennis Persson
  25. St. Louis Blues – Jamie McGinn (36th)   STL originally selected Patrik Berglund
  26. Calgary Flames – Cal Clutterbuck (72nd)   CGY originally selected Leland Irving
  27. Dallas Stars – Michal Neuvirth (34th)   DAL originally selected Ivan Vishnevskiy
  28. Ottawa Senators – Viktor Stalberg (161st)   OTT originally selected Nick Foligno
  29. Phoenix Coyotes – Jamie McBain (63rd)   PHX originally selected Chris Summers
  30. New Jersey Devils – Peter Mueller (8th)   NJD originally selected Matt Corrente


1st round misses: James Sheppard (9th), Riku Helenius (15th), Ty Wishart (16th), Trevor Lewis (17th), Mark Mitera (19th), David Fischer (20th), Bobby Sanguinetti (21st), Leland Irving (26th), Ivan Vishnevskiy (27th), Chris Summers (29th), Matt Corrente (30th)










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