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First Hockey Mock Draft

I participated in my first mock fantasy hockey draft of the season with many experts from It was a 12-team league that required a starting lineup of 2 goalies, 1 RW, 1 LW, 2 LW or RW, 3 C, 3 D and four bench spots of any players. It was a points league with 3 points per goal scored, 2 per assist, 0.2 per save, -1 per goal allowed, 4 points per goalie win and two points per shutout.

Let's take a quick look at the first two rounds. Goalies were obviously at a premium in this format with two starters. Sidney Crosby was a surprise in the first round with the uncertain timetable for his return from last season's concussion. Nicklas Lidstrom got a big boost from positional scarcity, although defensemen were slow to go off the board.

R1 P1Alex OvechkinLWWAS
R1 P2Steven StamkosCTB
R1 P3Corey PerryRWANA
R1 P4Daniel SedinLWVAN
R1 P5Henrik SedinCVAN
R1 P6Martin St. LouisRWTB
R1 P7Henrik LundqvistGNYR
R1 P8Antti NiemiGSAN
R1 P9Roberto LuongoGVAN
R1 P10Sidney CrosbyCPIT
R1 P11Tim ThomasGBOS
R1 P12Evgeni MalkinCPIT
R2 P1Ryan MillerGBUF
R2 P2Jarome IginlaRWCAL
R2 P3Corey CrawfordGCHI
R2 P4Pekka RinneGNAS
R2 P5Nicklas LidstromDDET
R2 P6Cam WardGCAR
R2 P7Carey PriceGMON
R2 P8Ryan GetzlafCANA
R2 P9Claude GirouxRWPHI
R2 P10Pavel DatsyukCDET
R2 P11Bobby RyanRWANA
R2 P12Jimmy HowardGDET

The top 24 in ADP are sure to change the next few weeks as training camps begin. Happy mock drafting!