With the third pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the Florida Panthers select center Jonathan Huberdeau.
No one shot up the regular season draft boards faster than Huberdeau, who enjoyed a great regular season to throw his name into top-10 pick contention. A spectacular playoff run placed Huberdeau into top-3 pick contention, as some even projected him going as high as second overall. Huberdeau has great speed and vision, and displays an incredibly accurate shot. He is skilled enough to project as a possible #1 center, but displays the flexibility and skills to easily shift over to wing as well. Though he'll likely need another year to fill out his frame, he should make an immediate impact once he debuts in the NHL.