What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

Filip Forsberg, Teuvo Teravainen upbeat after Draft day falls

Sean Leahy
Puck Daddy

View gallery

.

Getty Images

PITTSBURGH -- Every year there's at least one. This year, Filip Forsberg and Teuvo Teravainen were the two top-rated players who had to wait a little longer than expected to be taken in the first round.

The No. 1 and No. 2 ranked European skaters by NHL Central Scouting, Forsberg landed with the Washington Capitals at No. 11, while Teravainen was selected No. 18 by the Chicago Blackhawks.

According to scouts, Forsberg was one of the better developed forwards in this draft class having played a big role in Sweden's performances at the 2012 World Juniors, 2011 U-18 Worlds and 2011 Ivan Hlinka tournament.

"I would lie if I said I wasn't nervous," Forsberg admitted. "It was a D-man draft this year," he said as eight of the top 10 picks were blueliners.

Teravainen said he will spend next season with Jokerit in Finland and will look to bulk up his 5-foot-11 frame. The 17-year old has dominated playing against those of similar age, and while his production dropped off a bit moving up against men while with Jokerit, another year of developing will help him in the long run.

"Next season is very big for me," he said. "I have always dreamed to get to [the] Draft and now it's true. But I just know that my work has just begun and it's a lot of work I have to do."

One of Teravainen's favorite players to watch is Patrick Kane. After Blackhawks 2011 No. 2 pick and Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad announced the selection, Teravainen received an endorsement from a possible future teammate:

View gallery

.

Twitter

Follow Sean Leahy on Twitter at @Sean_Leahy

View Comments (6)
  • Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

    Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal

    The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal. Under the agreement, … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Cowboys owner Jones has hip replacement, planning another

    Cowboys owner Jones has hip replacement, planning another

    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has undergone left hip replacement surgery. He plans to be with the team as usual when training camp starts in California this week. … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Cowboys release RB Ryan Williams

    IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Ryan Williams, one of the possible replacements for NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray, has been released by the Cowboys. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Packers swap alternate uniforms, bring back another throwback look

    Packers swap alternate uniforms, bring back another throwback look

    One of the best throwback uniforms from the NFL's 75th season belonged to the Green Bay Packers. They were the 1937-49 uniforms of the Don Hutson days. They're back for 2015. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 15 minutes ago
  • Ex-NBA All-Star Vin Baker is training to manage a Starbucks

    Ex-NBA All-Star Vin Baker is training to manage a Starbucks

    After alcoholism derailed his $100 million career, the former Bucks and Sonics star is rebuilding via retail management. …

    Ball Don't Lie - 18 minutes ago