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2017 NHL Mock Draft

Gabe Vilardi (Terry Wilson - OHL Images)In less than 24 hours, the opening round of the 2017 NHL Draft will be completed and 31 young prospects will walk away with permanent smiles on their faces wearing fresh new NHL jerseys. As we near the much-anticipated draft, Brendan Ross (Director of Scouting at TheScout.ca) tries his hand at the always-entertaining mock draft process.

Draft Coverage: Check out @RossyYoungblood’s 2017 NHL Draft Ranking

 

Notes:

  • Draft order and transactions provided by CapFriendly
  • The “Team Needs” section was determined based on prospect depth and current NHL rosters. For the most part, NHL teams will operate in the opening round by selecting best player available.
  • The “Other Realistic Fits” are secondary options that could be considered good fits based on team drafting style and team needs.

 

1st Round 

1st New Jersey Devils – Nico Hischier, C (Halifax, QMJHL)

The first two picks are fairly set with the exception of who goes first – Nico or Nolan. Traditionally, Nolan Patrick fits the New Jersey mold – a throwback, well-rounded top prospect who plays a very North American style of game. However, It’s time to add some dynamic talent next to Taylor Hall and company and Hischier will bring some excitement to the Devils lineup.

Team Needs: First-line center

Other Realistic Fits: Nolan Patrick, Cale Makar, Miro Heiskanen

 

2nd Philadelphia Flyers – Nolan Patrick, C (Brandon, WHL)

The Flyers will have the easiest selection of day one at the draft as they simply wait to see who New Jersey leaves them with. GM Ron Hextall has strong roots to the Western League and takes a game-changing pivot in Nolan Patrick from his hometown of Brandon.

Team Needs: Overall depth at all positions

Other Realistic Fits: Nico Hischier, Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar

 

3rd Dallas Stars – Miro Heiskanen, D (HIFK, FIN)

While rumblings are swirling that the Dallas Stars’ are searching for a trading partner for the 3rd overall selection, Jim Nill needs to get full value for this high selection. For our purposes, we assume that Dallas holds onto the pick and takes their highest rated player available in Miro Heiskanen. Not only does he offer up a well-rounded game but he also addresses a major team need.

Team Needs: Defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Gabe Vilardi, Cale Makar, Cody Glass, Casey Mittelstadt

 

4th Colorado Avalanche – Cale Makar, D (Brooks Bandits, AJHL)

Tired of searching for a defenseman through trade, Colorado quickly jumps on the best available blue liner in Cale Makar to help kickstart their never-ending “rebuild”. He’s one of the best skaters in the draft and owns some creative attacking abilities from the back end. Makar is one of three defenders holding down positions in the top tier – joining Miro Heiskanen and Timothy Liljegren.

Team Needs: Top Pairing Defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Miro Heiskanen, Gabe Vilardi, Cody Glass, Casey Mittelstadt

 

5th Vancouver Canucks – Cody Glass, C (Portland, WHL)

Canucks GM Jim Benning receives a lot of criticism from Vancouver’s passionate fan base but he makes a smart selection in selecting Cody Glass from nearby Portland. He’s a intelligent and hard-working pivot who displays strong offensive instincts with the puck on his stick and he’s a player who continued to get better, and better, as the season went along.

Team Needs: Center/Puck moving defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Gabe Vilardi, Casey Mittelstadt, Miro Heiskanen, Cale Makar

 

6th Vegas Golden Knights – Gabe Vilardi, C (Windsor, OHL)

George McPhee has been creative drawing up pre-expansion draft trades and working on ways to cleverly ice the best possible roster for the Vegas Golden Knights. He keeps things simple and realizes that smarts, intelligent hockey instincts and strong possession centerman are hard to come by, making the selection of Gabe Vilardi an easy one. He’s the type of sturdy pivot who can dominate puck time and that’s an attractive young player to build a team around. After the completion of Vegas’ expansion draft, they are certainly in need of a centerman with upside.

Team Needs: Depth at all positions

Other Realistic Fits: Miro Heiskanen, Cody Glass, Cale Makar, Casey Mittelstadt

 

 

7th Arizona Coyotes – Timothy Liljegren, D (Rogle, SWE)

The new-age Arizona Coyotes have been all about targeting skill under John Chayka and Liljegren would fit the billing, while addressing an organizational need. He was a defender who was pricked and prodded for faults by the scouting community all season long but in the end, he possesses rare offensive tools and skills to become a star puck-moving defenseman that few in this draft do.

Team Needs: Offensive Defenseman/Prospect Goaltender

Other Realistic Fits: Cale Makar, Elias Petterson, Gabe Vilardi, Cody Glass, Casey Mittelstadt, Owen Tippett, Martin Necas

 

8th Buffalo Sabres – Casey Mittelstadt, C (Green Bay, USHL)

With Dallas, Colorado and Arizona scooping up the top tier defenseman ahead of their selection, Jason Botterill uses his first selection as Sabres GM to take high-school standout Casey Mittelstadt. At 8th overall, there should be no qualms about this selection as he offers up potential Top 5 skills. He produced big time numbers against high-school competition and was still able to show star qualities during his USHL stint and World Junior showing as well, which should alleviate concerns about the level of competition.

Team Needs: Offensive defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Cale Makar, Timothy Liljegren, Elias Petterson, Owen Tippett, Nick Suzuki, Martin Necas, Michael Rasmussen

 

9th Detroit Red Wings - Elias Petterson, C (Timra, SWE)

Eighteen years ago, Detroit went to the Timra program in Sweden to grab Henrik Zetterberg in the 7th round. Selecting slick skating, smooth handling Elias Petterson from the same program would be a nice move for the Red Wings. Petterson is a player with silky mitts and elusive skating abilities – showing great long-term upside as he physically matures into his lean frame. 

Team Needs: Offensive defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Cale Makar, Timothy Liljegren, Owen Tippett, Nick Suzuki, Martin Necas, Michael Rasmussen, Eeli Tolvanen

 

Owen Tippett - Terry Wilson/OHL Images10th Florida Panthers – Owen Tippett, RW (Mississauga, OHL)

For a team searching for goal scoring, Owen Tippett is a no-brainer for the Florida Panthers. The slick skating right-shot winger is the best pure sniper available in the draft and will be a threat to opposing goaltenders at the NHL level as a player who could net 35+ goals per season. Tippett scored several highlight reel goals this season and if he lines up next to a quality NHL playmaker, he could rip goaltenders apart ala Phil Kessel.

Team Needs: Goal scoring forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Eeli Tolvanen, Elias Petterson, Nick Suzuki, Martin Necas, Michael Rasmussen, Klim Kostin, Lias Andersson

 

11th Los Angeles Kings – Nick Suzuki, C (Owen Sound, OHL)

The Kings value intelligence and high character players which goes hand-and-hand in them potentially selecting Nick Suzuki. One of the smartest pivots in the draft, Suzuki relies on his instincts, awareness and poised attacking skills to produce rather than sheer speed or flashiness. He’s a fantastic all-around center who should wear a letter on his jersey one day.

Team Needs: Forwards/Goaltender

Other Realistic Fits: Martin Necas, Michael Rasmussen, Klim Kostin, Lias Anderson, Eeli Tolvanen, Owen Tippett

 

12th Carolina Hurricanes – Martin Necas, C (Brno, CZE)

A top 10 talent in my books, Martin Necas is a fantastic offensive player who displays soft hands, creative instincts and the skating ability to make defenders miss. As he fills out his lanky frame, it’s not too far-fetched to see him develop into a player along the lines of Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Team Needs: Top-six forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Elias Petterson, Owen Tippett, Nick Suzuki, Lias Andersson, Martin Necas, Michael Rasmussen, Klim Kostin, Eeli Tolvanen

 

13th Vegas Golden Knights (from WPG – expansion draft trade) - Michael Rasmussen, C (Tri-City, WHL)

After swapping 1st round positions with Winnipeg, Vegas has the chance to sneak into the second tier of prospects and grab another quality prospect. A talked-about potential Top 10 selection, Michael Rasmussen may not be available but his game seems more suited to land in this range than among the first ten selections. He’s a big center who produced big time numbers on the power play but there are many who question his 5-on-5 impact.

Team Needs: Depth at all positions

Other Realistic Fits: Eeli Tolvanen, Klim Kostin, Juuso Valimaki, Kristian Vesalainen

 

14th Tampa Bay Lightning – Lias Andersson, C/W (HV71, SWE)

Tampa Bay sits in a nice position with decent depth at all positions, allowing them to take the best player available when their pick comes due at 14th overall. Tabbed as one of the top two-way, versatile forwards in the draft, Lias Andersson meets all of Yzerman’s needs and allows them some flexibility throughout their top nine.

Team Needs: Complete two-way forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Nick Suzuki, Klim Kostin, Kristian Vesalainen, Eeli Tolvanen

 

15th Vegas Golden Knights (expansion trade with NYI)– Klim Kostin, C/LW (Dynamo Moscow, RUS)

In an expansion trade to stay away from the Islanders’ unprotected forwards, Vegas picked up one of several 1st round selections and has a chance to pad their team depth. Adding size and skill is never a bad option and Kostin offers up both in an impressive hockey package. His playing time was limited this season yet he displays enticing high-upside tools to develop into a legitimate star. Kostin plays the game with swagger and Viva Las Vegas would certainly get behind a player like him.

Team Needs: Depth at all positions

Other Realistic Fits: Jusso Valimaki, Kristian Vesalainen, Erik Brannstom, Ryan Poehling, Nic Hague

 

16th Calgary Flames – Eeli Tolvanen, LW (Sioux City, USHL)

Tolvanen is best known for his hair trigger release and elite scoring ability. He’s shown a knack for making teams pay as he attacks on his off-wing. While he snaps a lot of twine, his overall hockey sense is high as well making him a player who competes at a high pace and executes tough passes under intense pressure. Offers up some good grit as well.

Team Needs: Wingers (Playmaking)

Other Realistic Fits: Lias Andersson, Nick Suzuki, Kristian Vesalainen, Martin Necas

 

17th Toronto Maple Leafs – Jusso Valimaki, D (Tri-City, WHL)

While it’s well documented that the Maple Leafs are in need of some defensive help after building a damn impressive young forward core, it’s always in the team’s best interest to draft the best player available. Fortunately for Toronto, Valimaki is still available and allows them to check off both boxes. It wouldn’t be shocking to see him snatched up higher than most think (inside Top 10) but whoever lands him gets an impressive two-way defender who thinks the game well, moves well and impacts all three zones.

Team Needs: Defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Callum Foote, Nicolas Hague, Urho Vaakanainen, Robert Thomas, Kristian Vesalainen, Kailer Yamamoto

 

18th Boston Bruins – Ryan Poehling, C (St. Cloud State, NCAA)

Poehling’s name has been attached to the Bruins a lot prior to the draft and it’s a hard rumour to shake because he would be a great fit. The St. Cloud pivot is a high skilled American and the Bruins always seem to covet those types. A gifted skating stride who works his tail off, Poehling is an attractive commodity because of his ability to play in all areas – using speed in open ice and his range down low in the possession game. He’s a player with promising development left and is just beginning to tap into his long-term package of smarts and skill.

Team Needs: Center

Other Realistic Fits: Eeli Tolvanen, Lias Andersson, Kailer Yamamoto, Josh Norris

 

19th San Jose Sharks – Kristian Vesalainen, LW/RW (Frolunda, SWE)

With an eye on adding forwards, San Jose could easily go best-player available selecting a defender as well given their prospect pool. Big and rangy, Kristian Vesalainen would be an excellent selection at the 19th position as he’s logged some fantastic performances on the international stage, showcasing elite tools from time to time.

Team Needs: Forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Nic Hague, Cal Foote, Kailer Yamamoto, Urho Vaakanainen, Isaac Ratcliffe

 

Robert Thomas (Terry Wilson - OHL Images)20th St. Louis Blues – Robert Thomas, C (London, OHL)

With success drafting high out of the Ontario Hockey League, GM Doug Armstrong returns to the Southwestern Ontario and selects uber-smart London Knights’ pivot Robert Thomas. A player who competes similarly to Blues forward Robby Fabbri, Thomas uses his instincts, skill and control to dissect defences on the fly and under intense pressure situations.

Team Needs: Top-six forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Isaac Ratcliffe, Jason Robertson, Kailer Yamamoto, Ryan Poehling

 

21st New York Rangers – Callan Foote, D (Kelowna, WHL)

It has been years since the blue shirts have held a first round selection and it was defenseman Brady Skjei who donned the Rangers jersey on that day. In a position where any positional player would be a welcomed addition. Callan Foote is a sturdy, strong, and productive blueliner with excellent pedigree, making him a defender who can play a ton of minutes in the future.

Team Needs: Depth at all positions

Other Realistic Fits: Urho Vaakanainen, Lias Andersson, Ryan Poehling, Kailer Yamamoto, Eeli Tolvanen, Klim Kostin, Josh Norris

 

22nd Edmonton Oilers – Kailer Yamamoto, RW (Spokane, WHL)

A sparkplug forward who is a pest to defend due to his pressing speed and relentlessness, Kailer Yamamoto is a diminutive productive winger who has exceeded expectations since joining the WHL as a 5th round selection. With 99 points in 65 games this season, Yamamoto showed that even as an undersized player that he is a load to handle on the attack.

Team Needs: Goaltender/Defenseman/Best Player Available

Other Realistic Fits: Jake Oettinger, Nic Hague, Jake Oettinger, Michael DiPietro, Urho Vaakanainen

 

23rd Arizona Coyotes (from MIN) – Jake Oettinger, G (Boston University, NCAA)

With their second of two valuable first round selections, Arizona sits in a great position to take their top-rated player – whomever that is. GM John Chayka cannot resist the urge to add to the Coyotes goaltending position by grabbing the unanimous top ranked goaltender in Jake Oettinger. He excelled in his freshman season with BU and impressed with his natural size and control as he swiftly covered his net with a poised butterfly style of goaltending.

Team Needs: Defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Conor Timmins, Erik Brannstrom, Urho Vaakainen, Henri Jokiharju, Shane Bowers, Kailer Yamamoto

 

24th Winnipeg Jets (expansion trade with VGK, from CBJ originally) – Erik Brannstrom, D (HV71, SWE)

After trading down to protect some of the Jets’ valuable exposed players at the expansion draft, Winnipeg is still able to grab one of the top defenders available in Erik Brannstrom. He’s a visionary puck-moving defenseman with fantastic skating ability and the knack for creating space for his teammates through instinctual passing plays and confident puck control.

Team Needs: Depth at all positions

Other Realistic Fits: Jake Oettinger, Nic Hague, Cal Foote, Kailer Yamamoto, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Jason Robertson, Erik Brannstrom

 

25th Montreal Canadiens – Urho Vaakanainen, D (JYP, FIN)

After dealing away top prospect Mikhail Sergachev and “losing” Alexei Emelin to the Golden Knights, GM Marc Bergevin is left reeling for help on the blue line. Insert Finnish defender Urho Vaakanainen, a fleet footed defender who plays a sound defensive game. While he won’t provide the same offensive punch as Sergachev would have, Vaakanainen offers up an efficient style of play that should see him earn valuable minutes in all situations.

Team Needs: Defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Nic Hague, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Conor Timmins, Isaac Ratcliffe, Henri Jokiharju, Maxime Comtois

 

Conor Timmins - Terry Wilson/OHL Images26th Chicago Blackhawks – Conor Timmins, D (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)

Looking to re-stock their defensive depth, Chicago drafts the right-shot Soo Greyhounds blueliner Conor Timmins. As one of the biggest risers in the draft, Timmins has impressed scouts with his fantastic production (tied for 4th in OHL defensive scoring with 61 points) and his precise puck moving game. As one of the draft’s oldest entries, Timmins is not an overly flashy defenseman and he lacks an obvious standout quality at first glance but his efficiency is off-the-charts and that’s a testament to his smarts in his decision making.

Team Needs: Defenseman

Other Realistic Fits: Nic Hague, Erik Brannstrom, Urho Vaakanainen, Henri Jokiharju, Kailer Yamamoto, Filip Chytil

 

27th St. Louis Blues (from WSH) – Isaac Ratcliffe, RW (Guelph, OHL)

Ratcliffe is one of the biggest wildcards in the 2017 draft class which makes him one to watch come Friday night. Realistically, he could get selected as high as Top 15 or fall into the second round. What Ratcliffe does offer up is size and scoring ability and scouts, particularly throwback evaluators, will have a hard time turning those tools down. He’s a great finisher around the crease and can beat goaltenders with his shot release on the rush. The London native also displays good touch with the puck and that element of his game doesn’t get enough recognition. As he fills out and becomes more coordinated, Ratcliffe has the potential to develop into a high-impact NHLer. At 27th overall, St. Louis would be wise to scoop him up.

Team Needs: Top-six forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Urho Vaakanainen, Conor Timmins, Jason Robertson, Aleksi Heponiemi, Josh Norris, Grant Mismash

 

28th Ottawa Senators – Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C (Spokane, WHL)

A late ’99 birthday who showed no signs of filling the net with pucks to the tune of 39 goals in 72 games, Anderson-Dolan would be a nice addition to a Senators team seeking goal scoring. As one of the younger players in this draft class, Anderson-Dolan brings a lot of intrigue as a player who has a great positive development remaining in his game.

Team Needs: Goal scoring forward

Other Realistic Fits: Kole Lind, Jason Robertson, Aleksi Heponiemi, Jesper Boqvist, Filip Chytil, Isaac Ratcliffe

 

Jason Robertson (Aaron Bell OHL Images)`29th Dallas Stars (from ANA) – Jason Robertson, LW (Kingston, OHL)

Under the public microscope, Jason Robertson’s skating ability was most scrutinized and while he will need to polish up his stride, his ability to fill the net with pucks is a trait that cannot be taught. Dallas has drafted well from the OHL in the past and Robertson is good value in this position. He’s competitive and had a strong finish to his season, eclipsing the 40-goal mark with 42 goals and 81 regular season points (68 games). With five goals and 18 points in 11 post-season games, Jason Robertson made NHL scouts take notice.

Team Needs: Top-six forwards/Defensemen

Other Realistic Fits: Isaac Ratcliffe, Nic Hague, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Shane Bowers, Marcus Davidsson, Jesper Boqvist, Filip Chytil, Joni Ikonen

 

30th Nashville Predators – Shane Bowers, C (Waterloo, USHL)

Arguably the best defensive drafting team in the modern NHL era, Nashville can focus on forwards during Friday night action thanks to its established blue line depth. Playing a similar style to captain Mike Fisher, Shane Bowers would be a very ‘Nashville type of player’. He’s smart, works his tail off and shows good playmaking ability. His production doesn’t blow you away but he’s a coach’s player who will do whatever it takes to win.

Team Needs: Top-six forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Kole Lind, Jason Robertson, Maxime Comtois, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Jaret Anderson-Dolan

 

Nic Hague (Terry Wilson - OHL Images)31st Pittsburgh Penguins – Nic Hague, D (Mississauga, OHL)

It will be surprising if Nicolas Hague is still available when Pittsburgh steps up to complete the opening round of drafting on Friday evening but if he is, Jim Rutherford would be shrewd to take a chance on the massive 6-foot-6 blueliner. An uber-smart student of the game, Hague is one of the highest scoring available defenseman in the draft with 18 goals on the season for Mississauga. His range affords him the opportunity to close in on attackers and makes him a strong shutdown defender. His two-way style, size and smarts should see him selected much higher than this slot but if not, a team will walk away extremely happy on opening night.

Team Needs: Top-six forwards

Other Realistic Fits: Aleksi Heponiemi, Filip Chytil, Maxime Comtois, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Josh Norris, Henri Jokiharju

 

 

2nd Round

32nd Colorado Avalanche – Henri Jokiharju, D (Portland, WHL)

33rd Vancouver Canucks – Kole Lind, C (Kelowna, WHL)

34th Vegas Golden Knights – Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D (Charlottetown, QMJHL)

35th Arizona Coyotes – Josh Norris, C (USA U18, USDP)

36th New Jersey Devils – Maxime Comtois, LW (Victoriaville, QMJHL)

37th Buffalo Sabres – Filip Chytil, C (Zlin, CZE)

38th Detroit Red Wings – Dylan Samberg, D (Hermantown, USHS)

39th Dallas Stars – Jesper Boqvist, C/LW (Brynas, SWE)

40th Florida Panthers – Grant Mismash, C (USA U18, USDP)

41st Los Angeles Kings – Alex Formenton, RW (London, OHL)

42nd Carolina Hurricanes – Joni Ikonen, C/RW (Frolunda, SWE)

43rd Winnipeg Jets – Michael DiPietro, G (Windsor, OHL)

44th Philadelphia Flyers – Nikita Popugayev, LW (Prince George, WHL)

45rd Vegas Golden Knights (from TBL) – Josh Brook, D (Moose Jaw, WHL)

46th New York Islanders – David Farrance, D (USA U18, USDP)

47th Ottawa Senators (from CGY) – Marcus Davidsson, C/LW (Djurgardens, SWE)

48th Tampa Bay Lightning (from TOR) – Morgan Frost, C (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)

49th San Jose Sharks (from BOS) – Aleksi Heponiemi, C (Swift Current, WHL)

50th Anaheim Ducks (from SJS) – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, G (HPK, FIN)

51st St. Louis Blues – Ian Mitchell, D (Spruce Grove, AJHL)

52nd Carolina Hurricanes (from NYR) – Filip Westerlund, D (Frolunda, SWE)

53rd Boston Bruins (from EDM) – Scott Reedy, RW/C (USA U18, USDP)

54th Buffalo Sabres (from MIN) – Eemeli Rasanen, D (Kingston, OHL)

55th Vancouver Canucks (from CBJ) – Nathan Schnarr, C (Guelph, OHL)

56th Montreal Canadiens – Jonah Gadjovich, LW (Owen Sound, OHL)

57th Chicago Blackhawks – Ostap Safin, RW (Sparta, CZE)

58th Montreal Canadiens (from WSH) – Ben Mirageas, D (Bloomington, USHL)

59th Toronto Maple Leafs (from OTT) – Alexei Lipanov, C (Balashikha, RUS)

60th Anaheim Ducks – Antoine Morand, C (Acadie-Bathurst, QMJHL)

61st Nashville Predators – Matthew Strome, LW (Hamilton, OHL)

62nd Vegas Golden Knights (from PIT) – Keith Petruzzelli, G (Muskegon, USHL)

 

3rd Round

63rd New Jersey Devils (from COL) – Luke Martin, D (Michigan, NCAA)

64th Vancouver Canucks – Max Gildon, D (USA U18, USDP)

65th Vegas Golden Knights – Mackenzie Entwistle, LW (Hamilton, OHL)

66th Florida Panthers (from ARI) – Reilly Walsh, D (Proctor Academy, USHS)

67th Carolina Hurricanes (from NJD) – Lukas Elvenes, RW/C (Rogue, SWE)

68th Montreal Canadiens (from BUF) – Stelio Mattheos, C (Brandon, WHL)

69th Arizona Coyotes (from DET) – Markus Phillips, D (Owen Sound, OHL)

70th Dallas Stars – Sam Skinner, G (Lethbridge, WHL)

71st Detroit Red Wings (from FLA) – Jake Leschyshyn, C (Regina, WHL)

72nd Los Angeles Kings – Dmitri Samorukov, D (Guelph, OHL)

73rd Carolina Hurricanes – Adam Ruzicka, C (Sarnia, OHL)

74th Winnipeg Jets – Nicholas Henry, RW (Regina, WHL)

75th Philadelphia Flyers – Ivan Lodnia, RW (Erie, OHL)

76th Tampa Bay Lightning – Gustav Lindstrom, D (Almtuna, SWE)

77th New York Islanders – Zach Gallant, C (Peterborough, OHL)

78th Arizona Coyotes (from CGY) - Jonas Røndbjerg, RW (Vaxjo, SWE)

79th Detroit Red Wings (from TOR) – Alexandre Texier, C (Grenoble, FRA)

80th Philadelphia Flyers (from BOS) – Mikey Anderson, D (Waterloo, USHL)

81st New Jersey Devils (from SJS) – Evan Barratt, C (USA U18, USDP)

82nd Edmonton Oilers (from STL) – Ian Scott, G (Prince Albert, WHL)

83rd Detroit Red Wings (from NYR) – Cayden Primeau, G (Lincoln, USHL)

84th Edmonton Oilers – Robin Salo, D (Sport, FIN)

85th Minnesota Wild – Noah Cates, C (Stillwater, USHS)

86th Columbus Blue Jackets - Morgan Geekie, RW/C (Tri-City, WHL)

87th Montreal Canadiens – Cameron Crotty, D (Brockville, CCHL)

88th Detroit Red Wings (from CHI) - Jack Rathbone, D (Dexter, NEDI)

89th Buffalo Sabres (from WSH) – Maxim Zhukov, G (Green Bay, USHL)

90th Chicago Blackhawks (from OTT) – Tyler Inamoto, D (USA U18, USDP)

91st Anaheim Ducks – Mason Shaw, C (Medicine Hat, WHL)

92nd Nashville Predators - Eetu Luostarinen, C (Kalpa, FIN)

93rd Pittsburgh Penguins – Fabian Zetterlund, LW/RW (Farjestad, SWE)

 

4th Round 

94th Colorado Avalanche – Cale Fleury, D (Kootenay, WHL)

95th Vancouver Canucks – Jack Studnicka, C (Oshawa, OHL)

96th Vegas Golden Knights – Mario Ferraro, D (Des Moines, USHL)

97th Minnesota Wild (from ARI) – Pavel Koltygin, C/LW (Drummondville, QMJHL)

98th New Jersey Devils – Artyom Minulin, D (Swift Current, WHL)

99th Buffalo Sabres – Kasper Kotkansalo, D (Sioux Falls, USHL)

100th Detroit Red Wings – Kirill Maksimov, RW (Niagara, OHL)

101st Dallas Stars – Tobias Geisser, D (Zug, SUI)

102nd New York Rangers (from FLA) – Michael Pastujov, LW (USA U18, USDP)

103rd Los Angeles Kings – Lane Zablocki, C (Red Deer, WHL)

104th Carolina Hurricanes – Jarret Tyszka, D (Seattle, WHL)

105th Winnipeg Jets – Emil Bemstrom, C/RW (Leksand, SWE)

106th Philadelphia Flyers – Alex D’Orio, G (Saint John, QMJHL)

107th Philadelphia Flyers (from TBL) – Sasha Chmelevski, C (Ottawa, OHL)

108th Philadelphia Flyers (from NYI) – Brady Lyle, D (North Bay, OHL)

109th Calgary Flames – Ivan Chekhovich, C/LW (Baie-Comeau, QMJHL)

110th Toronto Maple Leafs – Jacob Paquette, D (Kingston, OHL)

111th Boston Bruins – Tommy Miller, D (USA U18, USDP)

112th Vancouver Canucks (from SJS) – Matt Villaltta, G (Sault Ste. Marie, OHL)

113th St. Louis Blues – Matthew Kellenberger, D (Oakville, OJHL)

114th Colorado Avalanche (from NYR) – Olle Eriksson Ek, G (Farjestad, SWE)

115th Edmonton Oilers – Kirill Slepets, RW (Yaraslavl Loko, RUS)

116th Minnesota Wild – Rickard Hugg, C (Leksand, SWE)

117th Columbus Blue Jackets – Bryce Misley, C (Oakville, OJHL)

118th Los Angeles Kings (from MTL) – Noel Hoefenmayer, D (Ottawa, OHL)

119th Chicago Blackhawks – Alexei Toropchenko, RW (Balashikha, RUS)

120th Washington Capitals – Yaroslav Alexeyev, LW (Sherbrooke, QMJHL)

121st Ottawa Senators – Clayton Phillips, D (Fargo, USHL)

122nd Anaheim Ducks – Nate Knoepke, D (USA U18, USDP)

123rd San Jose Sharks (from NSH) – Greg Meireles, C (Kitchener, OHL)

124th Toronto Maple Leafs (from PIT) – Dayton Rasmussen, G (Chicago, USHL)

 

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6.  Cole Perfetti, Vaughan Kings
7.  Lleyton Moore, Toronto Marlboros 
 
8.  Reid Valade, Toronto Marlboros 
 
9.  Jean-Luc Foudy, Toronto Titans
 
10.  Ryan O'Rourke, Vaughan Kings 
 

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