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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16. Calgary Flames

Kristian Vesalainen. 16. player. 112. Vesalainen was outstanding at the U18 worlds, recording six goals and 13 points in seven games. Yet, against top competition, he still struggled when he didn’t have the time and space he seems to need to be successful. Are the Flames landing a steal here or are they getting a bottom-six winger?. Left Wing. Frolunda HC, SHL

17. Toronto Maple Leafs

18. Boston Bruins

Center. Owen Sound Attack, OHL. Nick Suzuki. 18. player. 70. A 45-goal scorer that drops to 18th overall? The Bruins will be very happy here. Suzuki is an extremely smart offensive player that has been rising up the rankings and could easily crack the top 15 as well.

19. San Jose Sharks

120. The Sharks need prospects to replace veterans Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski in the foreseeable future, and they take a gamble in making Kostin a part of that plan. The Russian winger missed almost his entire draft year due to injury, has some question marks about his hockey sense and you never know how willing he is to leave the KHL. But, Kostin has the skill set of a top-five pick.. Right Wing. Dynamo Moskva, KHL. Klim Kostin. 19. player

20. Montreal Canadiens

20. player. 152. A 6-foot-6, 214-pound defenseman who can skate and contribute offensively? The Canadiens will be all over him. Hague needs to work on his foot speed to succeed defensively, but he has top-four potential without a doubt.. Defense. Mississauga Steelheads, OHL. Nicolas Hague