2017 NHL Draft: Janik Beichler’s full first-round mock

Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Michael McCleod greets NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected as the number twelve overall draft pick by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Michael McCleod greets NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected as the number twelve overall draft pick by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports /
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11. Los Angeles Kings

HV71, SHL. Lias Andersson. 11. player. 67. The Kings wanted to make the playoffs and they will do everything in their power to get back there immediately. With Lias Andersson they add a pro-ready forward who played an important role in HV71’s SHL championship this year.. Center

12. Carolina Hurricanes

Love him or hate him, but Michael Rasmussen has undeniably promising tools that make him a potential first-line center, which is especially intriguing with his 6-foot-5 frame. The Hurricanes are desperate for a game-changing center, and Rasmussen could be a steal if he falls into their lap. Full profile: <a href=. Center. Tri-City Americans, WHL. Michael Rasmussen. 12. player. 109

13. Winnipeg Jets

player. 30. Will Liljegren be a major steal or was everyone else right in passing up on him? Fact is, the Swede’s stock has fallen considerably since being viewed as the only player who could challenge Patrick for No. 1 at the start of the season. The Jets could be the big winners in this story. Full profile: <a href=. Defense. Rogle, SHL. Timothy Liljegren. 13

14. Tampa Bay Lightning

player. 23. Erik Brannstrom is one of the youngest players of the 2017 class, yet he spent half the season with HV71 in the top-tier SHL. Some may consider this pick a reach, but it could pay off for the Lightning soon enough.. Defense. HV71, SHL. Erik Brannstrom. 14

15. New York Islanders

Center. HC Kometa Brno, Czech Extraliga. Martin Necas. 15. player. 106. Martin Necas could easily be a top-10 pick thanks to his excellent skating and puck skills. The only reason he didn’t make it is that there’s a lot to like about the players picked before him as well. The Islanders will be extremely happy snagging Necas at 15.