MacKinnon drafted first overall in Q draft
Jun. 11, 2011
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MacKinnon drafted 1st overall, total 19 Nova Scotia players selected in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Draft
For the fourth time in the past eight years a Nova Scotia born hockey player has been drafted first overall in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) draft. Nathan MacKinnon of Cole Harbour was selected first overall by Bai Comeau in the annual QMJHL entry draft of 15 and 16 year olds. Nathan follows in the footsteps of Sidney Crosby 2003, James Sheppard in 2004 and Alex Grant in 2005. Nathan played this season with Shattuck St. Mary’s and was an assistant captain with the Nova Scotia Canada Winter Games team, finishing 7th at the February, 2011 games.
Nathan was followed in the first round by Ryan Graves of Yarmouth selected 9th overall by the P.E.I. Rocket. Nathan and Ryan accompanied by 17 other Nova Scotia born players who were drafted and now have their sights set on playing in the QMJHL.
Below is a complete list of Nova Scotia players selected in the 2011 QMJHL entry Draft.
Round Overall Player Team Hometown
1 1 Nathan MacKinnon Bai Comeau Cole Harbour
1 9 Ryan Graves P.E.I. Yarmouth
2 23 Bronson Beaton Shawinigan Antigonish
2 34 Zach Taylor Shawinigan Dartmouth
3 45 Adam Stevens Acadie-Bathurst Halifax
3 51 Jacob Fancy Cape Breton Sackville
4 57 Cole Murphy Cape Breton Cole Harbour
4 62 Michael Lyle Acadie-Bathurst Sydney
4 66 Kelly Bent P.E.I. Halifax
5 73 Ryan Falkenham Halifax Halifax
5 82 Jack Flinn Moncton Halifax
7 118 Mitchell Shewfelt Halifax Dartmouth
8 129 Connor Rodgers Cape Breton Sydney
9 151 Jesse MacInnis Rimouski Whycocomagh
9 153 Daniel Perigo P.E.I. Pictou Co.
9 155 Sean Fraser Cape Breton Kingston
9 162 Shawn Jeffery Saint John Louisdale
10 172 Tyler Pyke Gatineau Sydney
12 190 John Walsh Cape Breton Sydney