Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mock Draft v1.0

1EdmontonNail YakupovRWAll Star winger, deadly shooter, good playmaker, has a physical edgeSize and injuries are a concern5'10, 189
2ColumbusAlex GalchenyukCTop line center with good two way playMay not have elite offensive skills, knee injury6'0, 198
3MontrealMikhail GrigorenkoCAll Star center with good scoring and playmaking skillsEffort and consistency have been a problem, huge upside but huge risk6'3, 200
4NY IslandersMathew DumbaDTop powerplay defenseman with a physical edgeDecision making needs work6'0, 183
5TorontoRyan MurrayDSmooth skating top pairing defensemanHas limited offensive upside and not very physical6'0, 201
6AnaheimFilip ForsbergLWTop line power forwardSkating needs a lot of work to play first line minutes6'2, 181
7MinnesotaRadek FaksaCSecond line power forwardLike Forsberg, his skating needs work6'3, 202
8CarolinaJacob TroubaDExcellent two way second pairing defensemanDecision making and discipline are a concern6'2, 198
9WinnipegTeuvo TeravainenLWFirst line playmaking wingerNeeds to get significantly bigger to handle the NHL5'11, 165
10Tampa BayMorgan RiellyDTop pp defenseman, second pair at even strengthDefensive play is suspect, missed most of season with a knee injury6'0, 190
11Washington*Griffin ReinhartDPhysical shutdown defenseman, second pair at even strengthConsistency is an issue, limited offensive upside6'4, 207
12BuffaloZemgus GirgensonsCPhysical second line centerOffensive ability may be limited6'2, 198
13DallasCody CeciDSolid two way second pair defensemanDoesn't have high end offensive or defensive ability, not very physical6'2, 207
14CalgarySebastien CollbergRWSkilled second line winger with playmaking abilityNeeds to improve strength, consistency and defensive zone play5'11, 176
15WashingtonBrendan GaunceCSecond or third line center, with good size and good all around gameCould improve physicality, skating needs work, can improve puck skills6'2, 215
16OttawaMatt FinnDHard working second pair, two way defensemanCould get bigger, skating needs to get better, puck skills need work6'0, 195
17Columbus**Pontus AbergLWCreative, two way second liner with a good shotNeeds to get bigger, passing needs work5'11, 194
18San JoseDerrick PouliotDSecond pairing puck moving defensemanUndersized, suspect defensively, and can be careless with the puck5'11, 186
19ChicagoOlli MaataDStay at home second pair defenseman with a good first passSkating needs improvement and has limited offensive skills6'2, 202
20New JerseyHampus LindholmDGreat skating, two way defenderOffensive and defensive upside are question marks, needs to bulk up6'2, 196
21Tampa Bay***Malcolm SubbanGStarting goalie, quick pads and glove, solid rebound controlInconsistency and injury concerns6'1, 188
22PhiladelphiaTom WilsonRWBruising power forward, probably on the 3rd line, chance of 2ndSkating needs a lot of work, puck skills are limited6'4, 203
23Buffalo****Tomas HertlCOffensively skilled second liner with decent gritA poor skater and questionable defensively 6'2, 198
24PittsburghBrady SkjeiDGood skating, two way second pair defensemanIs inconsistent, not physical, and may be limited offensively6'3, 200
25FloridaStefan MatteauCHard working, intelligent two way second/third linerMay not have the offensive skill to play top six6'2, 210
26PhoenixVille PokkaDDefensive oriented second pair defenseman, with a chance of offensive upsideOffensive ability is debatable, skating needs work6'0, 196
27BostonScott KosmachukRWHard working, physical second liner with some offensive punchMay not have top six skill, size may decrease impact of physical play6'0, 185
28St. LouisMike MathesonDGood skater, offensive minded second pair defensemanNeeds to add size and improve skill to be an NHLer6'1, 178
29NY RangersLudvik BystromDIntelligent, mobile, second pair defensemanNot physical, offensive skills need improvement6'1, 208
30VancouverScott LaughtonCStrong, gritty two way center with a little offensive punchProbably not a top six player, needs to bulk up6'0, 177

Honorable mention
Andrei Vasilevski, G, 6'3, 204
Colton Sissons, C, 6'1, 189
Anton Slepyshev, LW, 6'2, 187
Martin Frk, RW, 6'0, 204
Slater Koekkek, D, 6'2, 184
Dalton Thrower, D, 5'11, 189
Phil Giuseppe, LW, 6'0, 176
Damon Severson, D, 6'2, 200
Tanner Pearson, LW, 6'0, 198
Mike Winther, C, 5'11, 175
Nic Kerdiles, LW, 6'2, 201
Chandler Stephenson, LW, 5'10, 192
Erik Karlsson, C, 6'0, 162
Nikolai Prokhorkin, LW, 6'2, 191

* via Colorado
**via Los Angeles
*** via Detroit
**** via Nashville

Note: The draft order reflects the first round seeding. A new version will be posted at the end of each round reflecting the updated draft order.


  1. With LA winning, do you see a possibility that the CBJ use LA's lick on a goalie?

  2. Well the LA pick doesn't drop in the round unless they make the conference finals. But in either case, I could see the CBJ take a goalie. However, that will only happen if they don't trade for a goalie or target someone in free agency.