The 2010 NHL Entry Draft concluded yesterday from Los Angeles, California’s Staples Center. The Philadelphia Flyers made six selections, all from rounds 3 through 7. Take a look at their picks (and a blurb on each, courtesy of flyers.com):
THIRD ROUND (89th Overall)
Michael Chaput, Center.
Lewiston – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Chaput was selected by the Flyers in the third round (89th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Born on April 9, 1992 in Ile Bizard, Quebec… 6’2’’, 194-pounds… Shoots left.
Chaput recently completed his first full season, second overall, in the QMJHL with the Lewiston MAINEiacs where he recorded 55 points (28G,27A) and 60 penalty minutes in 68 games. He led the MAINEiacs in goals (28) and finished second on the team in points (55), while finishing fifth in assists (27). He also led the team in power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (4) this past season. He also had one assist in four playoff games with Lewiston.
Over parts of two seasons (2008-09 through 2009-10), Chaput has a total of 65 points (31G,34A) and 94 penalty minutes in 97 games played.
FOURTH ROUND (119th Overall)
Tye McGinn, Left Wing.
Gatineau – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
McGinn was selected by the Flyers in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Born on July 29, 1990 in Fergus, Ontario… 6’2’’, 205-pounds… Shoots left.
In his second season in junior hockey, McGinn more than doubled his point total from his rookie season and averaged over a point per game, recording 62 points (27G,35A) in 50 regular season games with the Gatineau Olympiques. He led the team in all major offensive categories: goals (27), assists (35) and points (62) as well as power-play goals (10) and game-winning goals (8). In addition, he also posted seven points (2G,5A) in 10 QMJHL playoff games.
Over the course of his two seasons of play with Gatineau (2008-09 through 2009-10), McGinn has 92 points (35G,57A) and 75 penalty minutes in 98 games.
FIFTH ROUND (149th Overall)
Michael Parks, Right Wing.
Cedar Rapids – United States Hockey League
Parks was selected by the Flyers in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Born on February 15, 1992 in O’Fallon, Missouri… 5’10”, 188 pounds… Shoots right.
“This past season I think I learned the most on being a complete player and not be so worried about the offensive side of things like I was in midget hockey and before,” said Parks. “I learned to be more responsible in all three zones, not just worry about putting points up, just worry about doing the little things right.”
In his first season in the USHL, Parks played in 51 games with the RoughRiders where he posted 22 points (11G,11A) and 57 penalty minutes. He recorded one assist in five postseason games for Cedar Rapids.
SIXTH ROUND (179th Overall)
Nick Luukko, Defenseman.
Gunnery Prep School
Luukko was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Born on November 29, 1991 in West Chester, Pennsylvania… 6’2”, 185 pounds… Shoots right.
Nick Luukko recently graduated from the Gunnery Prep School in Washington, Connecticut, where in his final year, he posted 25 points (3G,22A) and 20 penalty minutes in 32 games. Over the course of two seasons with Gunnery, Luukko has compiled 40 points (7G,33A) in 65 games played.
SEVENTH ROUND (206th Overall)
Ricard Blidstrand, Defenseman.
Swedish U-20 Team – Swedish SuperElit
Blidstrand was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Born on April 20, 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden… 6’3”, 202 pounds… Shoots left.
During the 2009-10 season, Blidstrand recorded two goals and six assists for eight points, along with four penalty minutes in 33 games, for AIK J-20 in Sweden. He appeared in five games for AIK J-20 in 2008
SEVENTH ROUND (209th Overall)
Brendan Ranford, Left Wing.
Kamloops – Western Hockey League
Ranford was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (209th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Born on May 3, 1992 in Edmonton, Alberta… 5’10”, 182 pounds… Shoots left.
In just his second full season in the WHL, Ranford recorded 65 points (29G,36A) and 83 penalty minutes in 72 games with the Blazers in 2009-10. He finished second on the team in goals (29), assists (36) and points (65) as well as second in goals on the power play (10). He also posted five points (2G,3A) in four WHL playoff games.
Over the course of three seasons in the WHL (2007-08 through 2009-10), all with Kamloops, Ranford has compiled 92 points (42G,50A) and 129 penalty minutes in 141 regular season games, and has averaged a point per game in the playoffs, posting eight points (2G,6A) in eight playoff games.
Ranford is the nephew of former NHL goaltender Bill Ranford, who played 647 games over 14 seasons with Edmonton, Boston, Washington, Tampa Bay and Detroit, winning two Stanley Cups.