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The top 10 prospects for 2011

Updated: July 1, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By Gare Joyce

The 2010 NHL draft is in the books. With that, we turn our attention to 2011. Here's the early look at our top 10 for next year's NHL draft class.

D Adam Larsson, Skelleftea (Sweden)
Scouts say Larsson is well ahead of Victor Hedman at the same stage of his career. At a little over 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, Larsson's not as physically formidable as Hedman, but his puck skills and reading of the game are better than 2009's No. 2-overall pick. With a late-1992 birthday, Larsson has already played as a double underager at the world juniors. His skills will be in full view at the 2011 under-20s in Buffalo this winter.

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