Mock Draft v3.0

After CBJProspects posted his Mock Draft the other day, I figured I should get around to posting the final version of mine. Inspired by his full draft, I picked two full rounds, followed by the remainder of the Blue Jackets picks, and ten bonus players I wouldn’t mind seeing picked by the Jackets. Still no shake-up at the top for me, as I have been pretty set on how I view the top few players for some time now. For comparison, you can check out v1.0 and v2.0. Enjoy!

ROUND 1

Pick Team Player Upside Downside Ht/Wt
1 Edmonton Nail Yakupov RW All Star winger, deadly shooter, good playmaker, has a physical edge Size and injuries are a concern 5’10, 189
2 Columbus Alex Galchenyuk C Top line center with good two way play May not have elite offensive skills, knee injury 6’0, 198
3 Montreal Mikhail Grigorenko C All Star center with good scoring and playmaking skills Effort and consistency have been a problem, huge upside but huge risk 6’3, 200
4 NY Islanders Mathew Dumba D Top powerplay defenseman with a physical edge Decision making needs work 6’0, 183
5 Toronto Ryan Murray D Smooth skating top pairing defenseman Has limited offensive upside and not very physical 6’0, 201
6 Anaheim Filip Forsberg LW Top line power forward Skating needs a lot of work to play first line minutes 6’2, 181
7 Minnesota Jacob Trouba D Excellent two way second pairing defenseman Decision making and discipline are a concern 6’2, 198
8 Carolina Griffin Reinhart D Physical shutdown defenseman, second pair at even strength Consistency is an issue, limited offensive upside 6’4, 207
9 Winnipeg Teuvo Teravainen LW First line playmaking winger Needs to get significantly bigger to handle the NHL 5’11, 165
10 Tampa Bay Morgan Rielly D Top pp defenseman, second pair at even strength Defensive play is suspect, missed most of season with a knee injury 6’0, 190
11 Washington Radek Faksa C Second line power forward Like Forsberg, his skating needs work 6’3, 202
12 Buffalo Zemgus Girgensons C Physical second line center Offensive ability may be limited 6’2, 198
13 Dallas Cody Ceci D Solid two way second pair defenseman Doesn’t have high end offensive or defensive ability, not very physical 6’2, 207
14 Calgary Sebastien Collberg RW Skilled second line winger with playmaking ability Needs to improve strength, consistency and defensive zone play 5’11, 176
15 Ottawa Olli Maata D Stay at home second pair defenseman with a good first pass Skating needs improvement and has limited offensive skills 6’2, 202
16 Washington Brendan Gaunce C Second or third line center, with good size and good all around game Could improve physicality, skating needs work, can improve puck skills 6’2, 215
17 San Jose Pontus Aberg LW Creative, two way second liner with a good shot Needs to get bigger, passing needs work 5’11, 194
18 Chicago Hampus Lindholm D Great skating, two way defender Offensive and defensive upside are question marks, needs to bulk up 6’2, 196
19 Tampa Bay Matt Finn D Hard working second pair, two way defenseman Could get bigger, skating needs to get better, puck skills need work 6’0, 195
20 Philadelphia Derrick Pouliot D Second pairing puck moving defenseman Undersized, suspect defensively, and can be careless with the puck 5’11, 186
21 Buffalo Tomas Hertl C Offensively skilled second liner with decent grit A poor skater and questionable defensively 6’2, 198
22 Pittsburgh Brady Skjei D Good skating, two way second pair defenseman Is inconsistent, not physical, and may be limited offensively 6’3, 200
23 Florida Stefan Matteau C Hard working, intelligent two way second/third liner May not have the offensive skill to play top six 6’2, 210
24 Boston Tom Wilson RW Bruising power forward, probably on the 3rd line, chance of 2nd Skating needs a lot of work, puck skills are limited 6’4, 203
25 St. Louis Scott Laughton C Strong, gritty two way center with a little offensive punch Probably not a top six player, needs to bulk up 6’0, 177
26 Vancouver Scott Kosmachuk RW Hard working, physical second liner with some offensive punch May not have top six skill, size may decrease impact of physical play 6’0, 185
27 Phoenix Slater Koekkek D Big, solid 2nd pair defenseman with decent puck skills Decision making with the puck, skating needs a little work 6’2, 184
28 NY Rangers Mike Matheson D Good skater, offensive minded second pair defenseman Needs to add size and improve skill to be an NHLer 6’1, 178
29 New Jersey Malcolm Subban G Starting goalie, quick pads and glove, solid rebound control Inconsistency and injury concerns 6’1, 188
30 Los Angeles Ludvik Bystrom D Intelligent, mobile, second pair defenseman Not physical, offensive skills need improvement 6’1, 208

ROUND 2

Pick Team Player Ht/Wt
31 Columbus Martin Frk RW 6’0, 204
32 Edmonton Dalton Thrower D 5’11, 189
33 Montreal Ville Pokka D 6’0, 196
34 NY Islanders Colton Sissons C 6’1, 189
35 Toronto Nic Kerdiles LW 6’2, 201
36 Anaheim Damon Severson D 6’2, 200
37 Nashville Phil Giuseppe LW 6’0, 176
38 Carolina Anton Slepyshev LW 6’2, 187
39 Winnipeg Tanner Pearson LW 6’0, 198
40 Tampa Bay Andrei Vasilevski G 6’3, 204
41 Colorado Tim Bozon LW 6’0, 183
42 Buffalo Jordan Schmaltz D 6’2, 189
43 Dallas Cristoval Nieves C 6’3, 184
44 Buffalo Daniil Zharkov LW 6’3, 197
45 Columbus Oscar Dansk G 6’2, 186
46 Minnesota Mikko Vainonen D 6’3, 205
47 Carolina Jarrod Maidens LW 6’0, 178
48 Chicago Mike Winther C 5’11, 175
49 Detroit Andreas Athanasiou LW 6’0, 179
50 Nashville Patrick Sieloff D 6.0, 198
51 Montreal Mark Jankowski C 6’2, 170
52 Pittsburgh Troy Bourke LW 5’10, 156
53 Florida Chandler Stephenson LW 5’10, 192
54 Washington Nikolai Prokhorkin LW 6’2, 191
55 San Jose Brady Vail C 6’0, 195
56 St. Louis Gemel Smith C 5’10, 160
57 Vancouver Dane Fox C 6’0, 185
58 Phoenix Erik Karlsson C 6’0, 162
59 NY Rangers Lukas Sutter C 6’0, 207
60 New Jersey Tomas Hyka RW 5’11, 160
61 Dallas Calle Andersson D 6’2, 208

Remaining Blue Jackets Picks

Pick Player Pos Statistics & Ranking Team Ht/Wt
62 Jake McCabe D 26 GP, 3 G, 9 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 47th among North American Skaters University of Wisconsin (WCHA) 6’0, 195
95 Chris Calnan RW 38 GP, 37 G, 37 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 69th among North American Skaters Nobles/Cape Cod (Mass Prep/AAA), Committed to Boston College 6’2, 188
117 Nick Ebert D 66 GP, 6 G, 33 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 96th among North American Skaters Windsor Spitfires (OHL) 6’0, 195
152 Collin Olson G 34 GP, 2.50 GAA, .898 SV%; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 21st among North American Goaltenders USA U-18, Committed to Ohio State 6’4, 197
182 Ryan Rupert C 63 PGP, 17 G, 31 A, 120 PIM; Unranked by NHL Central Scouting London Knights (OHL) 5’10, 180

Additional Players I Like

Player Pos Statistics & Ranking Team Ht/Wt
Brandon Whitney G 36 GP, 2.74 GAA, .896 SV%; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 2nd among North American Goaltenders Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) 6’5, 193
Brock McGinn LW 33 GP, 12 G, 7 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 49th among North American Skaters Guelph Storm (OHL) 5’11, 174
Brian Hart RW 29 GP, 32 G, 36 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 54th among North American Skaters Phillips Exeter (Prep), Committed to Harvard 6’2, 216
Matia Marcanuonti C 24 GP, 9 G, 5 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 59th among North American Skaters Kitchener Rangers (OHL) 6’0, 194
Henrik Samuelsson RW 62 GP, 15 G, 24 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 75th among North American Skaters Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)/Modo/Modo Jr./Modo U18 6’2, 211
Mathew Campagna C 45 GP, 8 G, 23 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 158th among North American Skaters Sudbury Wolves (OHL) 5’11, 178
Gianluca Curcuruto D 63 GP, 3 G, 13 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 160th among North American Skaters Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds (OHL) 6’0, 195
Alex Gudbranson D 50 GP, 2 G, 7 A; NHL Central Scouting Rank: 161st among North American Skaters Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) 6’2, 206
Seth Griffith C 68 GP, 45 G, 40 A: Unranked by NHL Central Scouting London Knights (OHL) 5’11, 180
Matt Rupert LW 48 GP, 12 G, 23 A: Unranked by NHL Central Scouting London Knights (OHL) 5’10, 180

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