2015 NHL Mock Draft


The Canuck Way brings you our mock for the 2015 NHL Draft.

Here we are. The 2015 NHL Draft is this Friday. Will there be any big draft-day trades? Who will move up? Who will move down? These questions and more will be answered.

In what might be the surprise of the draft, the Oilers take McDavid. In all seriousness, everything you can say about McDavid has already been said.. Center. Erie (OHL). Connor McDavid. 1. player. 148

12. The Sabres make the expected pick and bring in Eichel, who will form a great one-two punch with Sam Reinhart.. Center. Boston University. Jack Eichel. 2. player

3. player. 121. With Max Domi and Anthony Duclair already in tow, the Coyotes add another high-end forward to improve their dismal offense.. Center. Erie (OHL). Dylan Strome

109. The Hurricanes need help scoring. Carolina, meet Marner. Marner, meet Carolina.. Right Wing/Center. London (OHL). Mitch Marner. 5. player

The Devils take Crouse, who seems to be the enigma of the top-end of the draft. He would look good in the Devils top-six.. Left Wing. Kingston (OHL). Lawson Crouse. 6. player. 85

7. player. 68. Werenski might be the best-all-around defenseman in the draft. With the Flyers problems on defense, he would be a great pick for them.. Defense. Univrsity of Michigan. Zach Werenski

Center. Seattle (WHL). Mathew Barzal. 9. player. 120. With the future of the Sharks forward core in doubt, Barzal could be a good No. 2 center option behind Logan Couture eventually.

Right Wing. TPS (SM-liiga). Mikko Rantanen. 10. player. 103. With the top defenseman off the board, Colorado takes the 6-foot-4 winger who would fit great with eithe Nathan MacKinnon or Matt Duchene.

Right Wing. Halifax (QMJHL). Timo Meier. 11. player. 87. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.

Jason Spezza can’t play forever. Zacha could eventually develop into a No. 2 center to replace him.. Center. Sarnia (OHL). Pavel Zacha. 12. player. 119

13. player. 67. The Kings have cap issues. Might as well take a player that is taking the longer route to the NHL.. Center. Youngstown (USHL). Kyle Connor

70. Merkley proved that he should be drafted in this range with his performance in the 2015 Memorial Cup. Boston could use a player like him.. Right Wing. Kelowna (WHL). Nick Merkley. 14. player

player. 112. The Flames haven’t taken a defenseman in the first round since Tim Erixon in 2009. They need to improve defensive prospect depth and Chabot is the best d-man available.. Defense. Saint John (QMJHL). Thomas Chabot. 15

16. player. 148. The Oilers take a shot here hoping that Samsonov can be their starter in the future. They won’t take the risk of him being available at the 33rd pick. <strong>(Pick Acquired From Pittsburgh)</strong>. Goalie. Magnitogorsk (KHL). Ilya Samsonov

30. The Jets have one of, if not the best prospect depth chart in the NHL. They take the best player available in Konecny.. Center. Ottawa (OHL). Travis Konecny. 17. player

Center. Farjestad (SHL). Joel Eriksson Ek. 18. player. 91. At the highest, Eriksson Ek could be a No. 2 center. At worst, a No. 3. He knows how to play the defensive game, something that shouldn’t be overlooked

98. The Wild love to take home-grown players. Bittner is good enough to validate them selecting him the first round.. Left Wing. Portland (WHL). Paul Bittner. 20. player

12. After nabbing Eichel with the second pick, the Sabres grab a defenseman that knows how to play the physical game. <strong>(Pick Acquired From The New York Islanders</strong>. Defense. Saint John (QMJHL). Jakub Zboril. 21. player

Defense. Sherbrooke (QMJHL). Jeremy Roy. 22. player. 19. Another team that needs to restock their defensive prospect depth, the Capitals take Roy. He could one day quarterback their power play.

23. player. 104. The Canucks haven’t taken a defenseman since they Luc Bourdon in 2005. It’s time that changes. Carlsson could eventually take the role that Kevin Bieksa has right now as the shutdown defenseman.. Defense. Linkoping (Sweden). Gabriel Carlsson

Oliver Kylington. 25. player. 30. They took the best forward available at 17 with Konecny. Now they take the best defenseman available with Kylington.<strong> (Pick Acquired From St. Louis via Buffalo)</strong>. Defense. Farjestad (SHL)

26. player. 152. He might not have the size that the Habs need, but they need offense more than size. Sprong can give them that.. Right Wing. Charlottetown (QMJHL). Daniel Sprong

105. The Ducks always take the best player available. Harkins can play center or the wing and would be given time to develop in the Ducks system.. Center. Prince George (QMJHL). Jansen Harkins. 27. player

Defense. Tri-City (WHL). Brandon Carlo. 28. player. 23. Carlo would give the Lightning a shutdown defenseman after taking a more offensive d-man in 2014 in Anthony DeAngelo. <strong>(Pick Acquired From New York Rangers)</strong>

player. 68. Boeser is set to attend the University of North Dakota this season, which just so happens to be the former coaching job of new Flyers coach Dave Hakstol. <strong>(Pick Acquired From Tampa Bay)</strong>. Right Wing. Waterloo (USHL). Brock Boeser. 29

121. What better way to close out the first round than the Coyotes to continue the tradition of taking the son of a former NHLer. Jake is the son of former NHLer enforcer Louie DeBrusk. <strong>(Pick Acquired From Chicago)</strong>. Left Wing. Swift Current (WHL). Jake DeBrusk. 30. player

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