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2011 NHL Draft: Penguins Pick At No. 23; Several Local Players Likely To Be Picked

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the No. 23 overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, which starts on Friday, June 24. Here's a look at the Penguins' picks:

Round 1 - No. 23

Round 2 - No. 54

Round 3 - Traded pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for rights to Dan Hamhuis

Round 4 - Traded pick to Edmonton Oilers with Dany Sabourin and Ryan Stone for Mathieu Garon

Round 5 - No. 144

Round 6 - No. 174

Round 7 - Traded pick to Ottawa Senators for Alex Kovalev

There are several local NHL Draft prospects this year. Stephen Catanese already wrote about Coraopolis forward J.T. Miller and Gibsonia winger Brandon Saad. There's also Whitehall's John Gibson, who is the top goalie in the draft, and Upper St. Clair's Vincent Trocheck.

Here's an old feature on some of these guys from the Post-Gazette.

Here's an ongoing NHL Mock Draft at SBNation.com. The Penguins' pick will come on July 20. They've gotten through 12 picks so far, and none of the local guys have been drafted yet.

For more coverage of the Penguins, check out PensBurgh.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.