Eric Staal kept true to his pre-draft promise and picked his buddy, Cam Ward as the first overall pick of the NHL All Star Fantasy Draft. After Ward, alternate captain Mike Green took his teammate Alex Ovechkin, then after splitting up the Sedin twins, Team Staal went after defense and selected Zdeno Chara.
Staal eventually chose his brother Marc, and then a bit later made the home crowd happy by picking the youngest player in the league and the youngest player ever to be selected to a modern era All Star Game, Jeff Skinner.
Skinner was treated like a rock star most of the day at the Fan Fair as he started out signing autographs for over 90 minutes at the Upper Deck booth, then was interviewed by John Forslund in the XM Theater. But it didn't stop there. The youngster was sought after by most of the throng of media attending the event.
The Fan Fair was a tremendous success the first day and drew a huge crowd. I had a busy day and took a lot of video which I'll be sorting out later tonight and tomorrow.
Here are the draft results:
1. Cam Ward, G, Team Staal
2. Steven Stamkos, C, Team Lidstrom
3. Alexander Ovechkin, RW, Team Staal
4. Duncan Keith, D, Team Lidstrom
5. Daniel Sedin, W, Team Staal
6. Henrik Sedin, C, Team Lidstrom
7. Zdeno Chara, D, Team Staal
8. Shea Weber, D, Team Lidstrom
9. Rick Nash, W, Team Staal
10. Tim Thomas, G, Team Lidstrom
11. Henrik Lundqvist, G, Team Staal
12. Daniel Briere, C/W, Team Lidstrom
13. Marc Staal, D, Team Staal
14. Dustin Byfuglien, D, Team Lidstrom
15. Patrick Sharp, LW, Team Staal
16. Jonathan Toews, C, Team Lidstrom
17. Dan Boyle, D, Team Staal
18. Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Team Lidstrom
19. Carey Price, G, Team Staal
20. Jonas Hiller, G, Team Lidstrom
21. Jeff Skinner, C, Team Staal
22. Brad Richards, C, Team Lidstrom
23. Kris Letang, D, Team Staal
24. Keith Yandle, D, Team Lidstrom
25. Claude Giroux, RW, Team Staal
26. Brent Burns, D, Team Lidstrom
27. Erik Karlsson, D, Team Staal
28. Martin Havlat, RW, Team Lidstrom
29. Corey Perry, RW, Team Staal
30. Anze Kopitar, C, Team Lidstrom
Team Staal: Logan Cuture, C; Tyler Ennis, LW; Michael Grabner, RW; Jamie McBain, D; Tyler Seguin, C; P.K. Subban, D.
Team Lidstrom: Evgeny Dadonov, RW; Oliver Ekman-Larsson, D; Cam Fowler, D; Taylor Hall, LW; Kevin Shattenkirk, D; Derek Stepan, C.
31. Patrik Elias, LW, Team Staal
32. Matt Duchene, C, Team Lidstrom
33. David Backes, RW, Team Staal
34. Loui Eriksson, LW, Team Lidstrom
35. Paul Stastny, C, Team Staal
36. Phil Kessel, RW. Team Lidstrom