Arctic Ice Hockey's First Annual NHL Mock Draft: Pick #27

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Brandon Gormley, drafted 13th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hey all! Welcome to Arctic Ice Hockey's first annual NHL Mock Draft. Over the next thirty days, Ryan, Tim and myself will attempt to telepathically channel the minds of NHL General Managers as they complete their final rankings in preparation for the 2012 NHL Draft being held June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA.

In some instances, our analysis will require less insight than others *cough* *Edmonton* *cough*.

So without further adieu, we present our loyal readers with the twenty-seventh overall pick of Arctic Ice Hockey's 2012 Mock Draft.

Don Maloney: With the twenty-seventh overall selection in this years draft, the Phoenix Coyotes are pleased to select...


Tim Bozon

Left Wing / Kamloops Blazers - WHL

6-0

March 24 1994
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Shoots: Left



GP G A P +/- PIM
2011-12 Kamloops Blazers (WHL) 71 36 35 71 27 42

Rankings: CSS (42 NA), ISS (40), TSN (NR), Hockey Prospectus (26)

The Skinny: Bozon can be best described as an anomaly of a prospect. After playing three years in the Swiss junior leagues, he was drafted in the CHL's import draft where he went on to score a point per game for the Kamloops Blazers. Bozon has speed as well as a good scoring touch which will be coveted by teams as the draft progresses into the end of round one and beginning of round two.

Hockey Prospectus:

Bozon is a gifted all-around player who doesn't stand out with high-end possession abilities but does a lot well and certainly has the skill level to project to score at the highest level. He's a good skater who can accelerate quickly and get to a pretty desirable top speed. Bozon shows above-average puck skills displaying creativity, hand-eye coordination, and the ability to make a nice number of skill plays in terms of distributions of making opponents miss. Bozon also has noticeable finishing ability. He potted a large amount of even-strength goals this year, but projects as a good finisher and potentially, even a plus one. He's a gritty player with good intangibles as he will protect the puck well along the boards, pressures well on the forecheck, gets back on defense, and has a bit of an edgy side to his game. Overall, Bozon doesn't have a very noticeable flaw and has enough good traits to make him a safe projection but with scoring upside. - Corey Pronman

AIH Mock Draft

Pick Team Player Pos Nationality Amateur Club
1 Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov LW RUS Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2 Columbus Blue Jackets Mikhail Grigorenko C RUS Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
3 Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk C USA Sarnia Sting (OHL)
4 New York Islanders Ryan Murray D CAN Everett Silvertips (WHL)
5 Toronto Maple Leafs
Filip Forsberg RW SWE Leksands IF (Allsvenskan)
6 Anaheim Ducks Matt Dumba D CAN Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
7 Minnesota Wild Teuvo Teravainen LW FIN Jokerit Jr. (SM Liiga)
8 Carolina Hurricanes Morgan Rielly D CAN Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
9 Winnipeg Jets Radek Faksa C CZE Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Cody Ceci D CAN Ottawa 67's (OHL)
11 Washington Capitals (via COL)
Griffin Reinhart D CAN Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
12 Buffalo Sabres Zemgus Girgensons C LVA Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
13 Dallas Stars Sebastian Collberg RW SWE Frolunda Jr. (SuperElit)
14 Calgary Flames Jacob Trouba D USA USA U-18 (USNTDP)
15 Ottawa Senators Pontus Aberg LW SWE Djurgardens IF (Allsvenskan)
16 Washington Capitals Tomas Hertl C CZE HC Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga)
17 San Jose Sharks Brendan Gaunce C CAN Belleville Bulls (OHL)
18 Chicago Blackhawks Hampus Lindholm D SWE Rogue Jr. (U18 Elit)
19 Tampa Bay Lightning (via DET)

Thomas Wilson RW CAN Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
20 Philadelphia Flyers Olli Maatta D FIN London Knights (OHL)
21 Buffalo Sabres (via NSH) Matt Finn D CAN Guelph Storm (OHL)
22 Pittsburgh Penguins Philip Di Giuseppe LW CAN University of Michigan (CCHA)
23 Florida Panthers Slater Koekkoek D CAN Peterborough Petes (OHL)
24 Boston Bruins Scott Laughton C CAN Oshawa Generals (OHL)
25 St. Louis Blues Derrick Pouliot D CAN Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
26 Vancouver Canucks Colton Sissons C CAN Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
27 Phoenix Coyotes Tim Bozon LW USA Kamloops Blazers (WHL)

Community Draft Board

Pick Team Player Pos Nationality Amateur Club
1 Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov LW RUS Sarnia Sting (OHL)
2 Columbus Blue Jackets Mikhail Grigorenko C RUS Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
3 Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk C USA Sarnia Sting (OHL)
4 New York Islanders Ryan Murray D CAN Everett Silvertips (WHL)
5 Toronto Maple Leafs Filip Forsberg RW SWE Leksands IF (Allsvenskan)
6 Anaheim Ducks Teuvo Teravainen LW FIN Jokerit Jr. (SM Liiga)
7 Minnesota Wild Matt Dumba D CAN Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
8 Carolina Hurricanes Morgan Rielly D CAN Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
9 Winnipeg Jets Radek Faksa C CZE Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
10 Tampa Bay Lightning Cody Ceci D CAN Ottawa 67's (OHL)
11 Washington Capitals (via COL)
Jacob Trouba D USA USA U-18 (USNTDP)
12 Buffalo Sabres Griffin Reinhart D CAN Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
13 Dallas Stars Pontus Aberg LW SWE Djurgardens IF (Allsvenskan)
14 Calgary Flames Olli Maatta D FIN London Knights (OHL)
15 Ottawa Senators Sebastian Collberg RW SWE Frolunda Jr. (SuperElit)
16 Washington Capitals Zemgus Girgensons C LVA Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
17 San Jose Sharks Brendan Gaunce C CAN Belleville Bulls (OHL)
18 Chicago Blackhawks Hampus Lindholm D SWE Rogue Jr. (U18 Elit)
19 Tampa Bay Lightning (via DET)

Matt Finn D CAN Guelph Storm (OHL)
20 Philadelphia Flyers Slater Koekkoek D CAN Peterborough Petes (OHL)
21 Buffalo Sabres (via NSH) Tomas Hertl C CZE HC Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga)
22 Pittsburgh Penguins Thomas Wilson RW CAN Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
23 Florida Panthers Derrick Pouliot D CAN Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
24 Boston Bruins Scott Laughton C CAN Oshawa Generals (OHL)

25 St. Louis Blues Colton Sissons C CAN Kelowna Rockets (OHL)

26 Vancouver Canucks Henrik Samuelsson RW USA Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

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