Day 2 Breakdown
Pick-by-pick updates, including audio/video interviews & much more!
Edmonton has selected David Musil (D) 31st, Samu Perhonen (G) 62nd, Travis Ewanyk (LW) 74th, Dillon Simpson (D) 92nd, Tobias Rieder (C) 114th, Martin Gernat (D) 122nd and Frans Tuohimaa (G) 182nd overall today.
DAY 2 MULTIMEDIA:
- VIDEO - IN FOCUS: Tom Gazzola wraps up the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
- VIDEO: Ask an Oiler with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
- VIDEO: David Musil interview
- VIDEO: Tambellini & MacGregor on Musil
- VIDEO: Samu Perhonen interview
- VIDEO: Tobias Rieder interview
- VIDEO: Dillon & Craig Simpson interview
- VIDEO: Keegan & Kevin Lowe
- VIDEO: GM Steve Tambellini recaps the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
- AUDIO: David Musil interview
- AUDIO: Frank Musil discusses the selection of his son
- AUDIO: Tobias Rieder interview
- AUDIO: Samu Perhonen interview
- AUDIO: Dillon Simpson interview
- AUDIO: Kevin Lowe comments on his son Keegan
- AUDIO: GM Steve Tambellini recaps the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
- AUDIO: Stu MacGregor recaps the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
With the 31st overall selection, Edmonton has chosen defenceman David Musil of the WHL's Vancouver Giants. The 6'3", 198-pound blueliner recorded six goals and 25 points in 62 games during the 2010-11 season.
DAVID MUSIL'S PROFILE:
|North American Skater|
|Final Rank:||38||Midterm Rank:||26|
|Born:||APRIL 9, 1993
|Born in:||CALGARY, AB
• In his second Western Hockey League season, Musil recorded six goals and 25 points (6-19--25) in 62 games helping the Giants to 35 wins and a first round playoff appearance.
• He was selected to participate in the 2011 World Junior tournament for the Czech Republic, but an injury ended his chance to compete for a medal. He did compete at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships and despite a disappointing eighth place finish, was voted one of best players on the Czech Republic team.
• His father, Frantisek (38th overall by Minnesota in 1983), had 34 goals and 1,241 penalty minutes in 14 NHL seasons as a defenseman with the North Stars, Flames, Senators and Oilers. His uncle is two-time Stanley Cup champion, Bobby Holik (10th overall by Hartford in 1989), and his grandfather, Jaroslav Holik, was a long-time player and coach in the Czech Republic. His mother, Andrea, was a top tennis player, winning the girls singles title at Wimbledon in 1985 and helping then-Czechoslovakia win the Federation Cup that same year.
• Musil was born in Calgary when his dad was playing for the Flames, and also lived in Ottawa and Edmonton. He moved to the Czech Republic with his family when he was seven and played his youth hockey there until leaving to play in the Western Hockey League.
MORE ON MUSIL:
- NHL team: Edmonton Oilers
- NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk
- Video game: NHL 2011
- Movie: Gladiator
- TV show: Two and a Half Men
- Actress: Megan Fox
- Cartoon: Family Guy
- Website: WHL.com
- Pump-up song: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
- Restaurant: “Tri Vezicky, in my hometown and The Keg in Canada”
- Sport (other than hockey): Tennis
- Breakfast food: Bagel and Cream Cheese
- Superhero: Superman
With the 62nd overall selection, Edmonton has chosen goaltender Samu Perhonen of the Finnish Junior League. The 6'4", 172-pound netminder posted 2.1 goals-against average and .922 save-percentage in 29 games during the 2010-11 season.
SAMU PERHONEN'S PROFILE:
|FINLAND - JR.
|Final Rank:||1||Midterm Rank:||1|
|Born:||MARCH 7, 1993
|Born in:||JAMSANKOSKI, FIN
• Perhonen finished the 2010-11 season with a 2.71 GAA and .922 save percentage in 29 games for Junior A SM-liiga. He led his team to the league championship with a 2.14 GAA and .930 save percentage in seven games and also posted a 2.80 GAA and .918 save percentage in five international contests.
• In four appearances for fifth-place Finland at the Under-18 World Championship, he was 2-2-0 with a 3.52 GAA and .875 save percentage. He made 27 saves in a 5-3 victory over the Czech Republic.
• He grew up in a small town and walking to the rink with his friends was a common activity; he was drawn to the goaltending position because “it's an individual pursuit where you can kind of be your own individual and still be in a team atmosphere. I really liked that and have played goalie ever since."
• Perhonen means 'butterfly’ in Finnish.
With the 74th overall selection, Edmonton has chosen winger Travis Ewanyk of the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings. The 6'0", 178-pound forward produced 16 goals and 27 points in 72 games during the 2010-11 season.
TRAVIS EWANYK'S PROFILE:
|North American Skater
|Final Rank:||66||Midterm Rank:||70|
|Born:||MARCH 29, 1993
|Born in:||NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
With the 92nd overall selection, Edmonton has chosen defenceman Dillon Simpson of the University of North Dakota. The 6'0", 192-pound rearguard recorded two goals and 10 points in 27 games during the 2010-11 season.
DILLON SIMPSON'S PROFILE:
|North American Skater
|NORTH DAKOTA (WCHA)
|Final Rank:||157||Midterm Rank:||115|
|Born:||FEBRUARY 10, 1993
|Born in:||EDMONTON, AB
With the 114th overall selection, Edmonton has chosen centre Tobias Rieder of the OHL's Kitchener Rangers. The 5'10", 173-pound pivot recorded 23 goals and 49 points in 65 games during the 2010-11 season.
TOBIAS RIEDER'S PROFILE:
|North American Skater
|Final Rank:||73||Midterm Rank:||74|
|Born:||JANUARY 10, 1993
|Born in:||LANDSHUT, DEU
With the 122nd overall selection, Edmonton has chosen defenceman Martin Gernat of the Slovakian Junior League. The 6'5", 187-pound blueliner recorded three goals and 18 points in 28 games during the 2010-11 season.
MARTIN GERNAT'S PROFILE:
|Final Rank:||106||Midterm Rank:||104|
|Born:||APRIL 11, 1993
With the 182nd overall selection, Edmonton has chosen Finnish goaltender Frans Tuohimaa of Finland's Junior League. The 6'2", 178-pound netminder posted a 2.14 goals-against average and .931 save-percentage during the 2010-11 season.
FRANS TUOHIMAA'S PROFILE:
|Final Rank:||6||Midterm Rank:||N/A|
|Born:||AUGUST 19, 1991