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2010 NHL Draft Atlanta Thrashers


Just days after pulling off a major trade with the Chicago Blackhawks that landed Minnesota native Dustin Byfuglien along with Ben Eager and Brent Sopel, new Atlanta Thrashers GM Rick Dudley went right back to work on day two of the 2010 NHL Draft.

The Thrashers selected a total of eight players on day two, making a total of nine selections in all over the two-day draft, including the first-round, eighth-overall choice used they used on center Alex Burmistrov.

In addition to Burmistrov, the Thrashers’ selections included defenseman Julian Melchiori (third round, 87th overall), left wing Ivan Telegin (fourth round, 101st overall), goaltender Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel (fifth round, 128th overall), right wing Yassin Cisse (fifth round, 150th overall), defenseman Kendall McFaull (sixth round, 155th overall), center Tanner Lane (sixth round, 160th overall), defenseman Sebastian Owuya (sixth round, 169th overall) and defenseman Peter Stoykewych (seventh round, 199th overall).

Melchiori, 18, appeared in 39 games for the Newmarket Hurricanes of the Central Canadian Hockey League last season, recording 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists). The 6-3, 190-pound defenseman received the B.J. Munro Memorial Award given to the OHA’s top prospect at the end of the season. The Richmond Hill, Ontario, native has committed to attend the University of Massachusetts-Lowell next season.

Telegin, 18, tallied 44 points (26 goals, 18 assists) in 51 games for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League. He also recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in six playoff games. The 6-2, 195-pound left wing tied for second on the team in goals and finished as the runner-up for the OHL’s Rookie of the Year Award. A native of Novokyzneck, Russia, Telegin also represented Russia at the 2010 World Junior Championships.

Petterson-Wentzel, 18, appeared in 37 games with Almtuna in the Swedish junior league posting a 1.85 goals-against average and six shutouts. The 6-1, 170-pound goaltender was ranked second among European goaltenders by the Central Scouting Services. The Uppsala, Finland, native finished the season with a .924 save percentage.

Cisse, 18, tallied 19 points (13 goals, six assists) in 31 games with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. Over two seasons, 6-3, 208-pound right wing has registered 27 points (15 goals, 12 assists) in 49 games for Des Moines and was the only forward for the Buccaneers that finished with a plus-rating at plus-3. A native of Westmount, Quebec, Cisse will attend Boston University next season.

McFaull, 18, played in 62 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League posting 10 points (four goals, six assists). The 6-2, 190-pound defenseman also posted an assist in seven post-season contests this season for the Warriors. Prior to joining Moose Jaw, the Rosetown, Saskatchewan, native appeared in 60 games during the 2008-09 season with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatoon Minor Hockey League recording 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists).

Lane, 17, appeared in 26 games last year with Detroit Lakes High School in his native Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The 6-2, 180-pound center registered 90 points (49 goals, 41 assists) for Detroit Lakes with 64 PIMs.

Owuya, 17, appeared in 60 games last season for Timra Junior U-20 of the Swedish Junior League and tallied 16 points (three goals, 13 assists). The 6-3, 200-pound defenseman also appeared in six games for the Swedish U-19 team and tallied one assist. The Stockholm, Sweden native appeared in 11 games with Timra of the Swedish Elitserien League and was held scoreless.

Stoykewych, 17, appeared in 56 games for Winnipeg South of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League posting 31 points (five goals, 26 assists). Overall, the 6-2, 190-pound defender has recorded 47 points (10 goals, 37 assists) in 109 games over two seasons with Winnipeg South. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native will attend Colorado College.

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