stayinalive December MockDraft
I did a lottery based Mock Draft for the first 3 rounds, feel free to comment and/or ask questions
1 Columbus Blue Jackets Nathan MacKinnon
2 New York Islanders Aleksandr Barkov
3 Minnesota Wild Seth Jones
4 Colorado Avalanche Jonathan Drouin
5 Chicago Blackhawks Sean Monahan
6 Edmonton Oilers Elias Lindholm
7 Calgary Flames Ryan Pulock
8 Anaheim Ducks Hunter Shinkaruk
9 Detroit Red Wings Rasmus Ristolainen
10 Toronto Maple Leafs Darnell Nurse
11 Phoenix Coyotes Adam Erne
12 Carolina Hurricanes Anthony Mantha
13 Boston Bruins William Carrier
14 Philadelphia Flyers Nikita Zadorov
15 Winnipeg Jets Arrturi Lehkonen
16 Florida Panthers Curtis Lazar
17 Buffalo Sabres Frederik Gauthier
18 New Jersey Devils Andre Burakowsky
19 Dallas Stars Max Domi
20 Washington Capitals Josh Morrissey
21 Columbus Blue Jackets Valery Nichushkin (from LAK)
22 Pittsburgh Penguins Anthony Duclair
23 Vancouver Canucks Robert Hägg
24 San Jose Sharks Zach Fucale
25 Tampa Bay Lightning Kerby Rychel
26 Columbus Blue Jackets JT Compher (from NYR)
27 Nashville Predators Jason Dickinson
28 St. Louis Blues Steve Santini
29 Montreal Canadiens Jacob de la Rose
30 Ottawa Senators Ian McCoshen
31 St. Louis Blues Bo Horvat (from OTT)
32 Montreal Canadiens Spencer Martin
33 St. Louis Blues Shea Theodore
34 Montreal Canadiens Morgan Klimchuck (from NSH)
35 New York Rangers Eric Comrie
36 Tampa Bay Lightning Keaton Thompson
37 San Jose Sharks Oliver Bjorkstrand
38 Vancouver Canucks Gustav Possler
39 Pittsburgh Penguins Taylor Cammarata
40 Los Angeles Kings Hudson Fasching
41 Washington Capitals Valentin Zykov
42 Dallas Stars Ryan Kujawinski
43 New Jersey Devils Connor Hurley
44 Buffalo Sabres Pavel Buchnevich
45 Florida Panthers Alexander Wennberg
46 Winnipeg Jets Mirco Müller
47 Philadelphia Flyers Eric Roy
48 Boston Bruins Juuso Ikonen
49 Carolina Hurricanes Madison Bowey
50 Phoenix Coyotes JC Lipon
51 Toronto Maple Leafs Nicolas Petan
52 Detroit Red Wings Vincent Dunn
53 Edmonton Oilers Dillon Heatherington (from ANA)
54 Montreal Canadiens Chris Bigras (from CGY)
55 Edmonton Oilers Nick Sörensen
56 Winnipeg Jets Jan Kostalek (from CHI)
57 Colorado Avalanche Victor Crus Rydberg
58 Minnesota Wild Sergy Tolchinsky
59 Anaheim Ducks Bogdan Yakimov (from NYI)
60 Columbus Blue Jackets Michael Downing
61 Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Hartman
62 New York Islanders Laurent Dauphin
63 Dallas Stars Marc-Oliver Roy (from MIN via PHI)
64 Colorado Avalanche Linus Arnesson
65 Winnipeg Jets Justin Bailey (from CHI)
66 Edmonton Oilers Marcus Högberg
67 Calgary Flames Juuse Saros
68 Anaheim Ducks Ryan Fitzgerald
69 Detroit Red Wings Lucas Wallmark
70 Toronto Maple Leafs Tyler Hill
71 Phoenix Coyotes Luke Johnson
72 Carolina Hurricanes Anton Slepyshev
73 Boston Bruins Samuel Morin
74 Philadelphia Flyers Stephen Harper
75 Winnipeg Jets Tyler Motte
76 New York Rangers Trevor Moore (from FLA)
77 Buffalo Sabres Ville Husso
78 Minnesota Wild Cole Cassels (from NJD)
79 Dallas Stars Vyacheslav Osnovin
80 Washington Capitals Kayle Doetzel
81 Los Angeles Kings Gregory Chase
82 Pittsburgh Penguins Dominik Kahun
83 Vancouver Canucks Michael Guigovaz
84 Minnesota Wild Marko Dano (from SJS)
85 Nashville Predators Maxime Gravel (from TBL)
86 New York Rangers Zach Nastasiuk
87 New York Rangers Mason Geertsen (from NSH)
88 St. Louis Blues Jordan Subban
89 Montreal Canadiens Kurt Etchegary
90 Ottawa Senators Philippe Desroises
Pretty good. I would say Fucale and Morrissey go a bit higher.
I would love Drouin on the Avs.
I'd re-do it like this
2.) Hartman (Murray doesn't like Russians+Hartman made the WJC camp roster. Should be easy here.)
Would not mind Shinkaruk one bit, but it sucks missing out on Barkov, Monahan, and Lindholm.
Personally I would much rather the leafs draft one of the following over Nurse.
- Curtis Lazar
- Nikita Zadorov (The kid is MASSIVE.)
I don't know what it is but the more I watch Zadorov the more I want him in the Blue and White.
from an Oiler point of view, it would actually make sense if they took Lindholm over Pulock only because they could finally solve the forever elusive 2nd line center problem and i get the feeling the Oilers may believe that with d-men like Klefbom, Musil and Marincin all coming within the next couple of years, they might be able to take a center...probably the only spot left up front that they haven't yet filled....just not convinced Sam Gagner is the long term answer for our 2nd line center needs. also, i firmly believe the Oil would take Mason Geertson with their pick in the 3rd round having known about him from when he was with the Oil Kings, though i too feel that they might take a goalie like Tristan Jarry or Spencer Martin in the 3rd this coming draft. not a bad list!
No way in hell the Sharks pick a goaltender. I like the Bjorkstrand pick though.
But I hope the habs gets better than the 29th pick, we need it! :cry:
no way sens come last. i would say somewhere 10-20
I saw Fitzgerald at the All-American Prospect Game and he was very good in that one(he was named MVP). Him at #68 could turn out to be an amazing steal.
I take Nurse over Zadorov because of Nurse offense, but i really like Zadorov and he could easily become a Top 10 pick in my opinion.
Plus if you look at it you have #29, #32 and #34. Ending up with de la Rose, Martin and Klimchuck is not that bad either.
Solid list, I'd be very happy with Hagg that late in the draft. However I think there's a very good chance we take Lipon in the 2nd round. Gillis has started drafting overagers quite often after the 1st round, an Lipon seems like an ideal candidate for us to take.
From a Yotes POV, it's not bad and would be happy to wind up with #11. If Lazar's still on the board, I imagine they snag him and keep he and Henrik Samuelsson together.
I'd also probably go with Stephen Harper with that 3rd pick instead of Luke Johnson. All in all though, the Yotes would come away pretty satisfied with this mock up.
If the Flyers end up with Zadorov and Roy, I'm a very happy Flyers fan. What a boost to the pipeline those two defenders would be.....
Hartman has first round talent. If he's there I seriously doubt the Ducks pass on him. Even if he's a bit undersized.
pretty good from an Oiler point of view....Lindholm is fine, and though we could take almost anyone in the 2nd round, center Viktor Crus Rydberg and big Tyler Hill are who i would take if they were still there, as for the 3rd round, i'd gamble on Oil King goalie Tristan Jarry....i have seen him play many times, very talented and ultra smooth in between the pipes.
I love that Lazar is falling everywhere, good teams would love a chance to take this kid anywhere from 15-30.
Him falling IMO, is strictly coming from a boxscore scouting sentiment. When you watch him play, you can see why his team is good.
If he wanted he could go end to end whenever, but he's in love with the game and wants to win.
Shane Doan-type game who can play C or RW.
Not a big fan of the Vancouver picks, especially the goalie in 3rd round.
I'd say they'd be more likely to go with Jason Dickinson or JT Compher in the 1st...probably take a Wennberg or Bowey (even though we NEVER seem to go to the WHL...our own backyard).
3rd round, I could see them taking Subban if your draft played out like this.
With 90 names here, it's tough to see who you missed, but all in all good mock.
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