We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google



BRAD HOLLAND'S MOCK DRAFT

RELATED ITEMS: Roarke | Kimelman | EMAIL: Your thoughts?



1 John Tavares, C, London Knights (OHL)
SKINNY: Crown jewel of the 2009 Entry Draft makes for a giant leap forward in Isles' rebuilding.

2 Victor Hedman, D, Modo Hockey (Sweden)
SKINNY: The Avalanche get the franchise defender they need to complement young forward core.

3 Evander Kane, C, Vancouver (WHL)
SKINNY: Super-scorer doesn't give up anything on defensive side of the puck; franchise winger?

4 Matt Duchene, C, Brampton (OHL)
SKINNY: Scary-talented Duchene could be second only to Tavares in innate hockey sense.

5 Simon Despres, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Rising Coyotes get another top-end talent. Only question: where will they put them all?

6 Jared Cowen, D, Spokane (WHL)
SKINNY: One of 2009's most complete prospects joins one of NHL's most exciting young teams.

7 Nazem Kadri, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY: Senators go to their backyard for top-six forward that knows how to score.

8 Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, RW/LW, Timra (Sweden)
SKINNY: Spectacular speed and nose for net makes the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Swede tough to handle.

9 Brayden Schenn, C, Brandon (WHL)
SKINNY: Younger Schenn more of a game-breaker than big brother, Luke, even if not as NHL-ready.

10 Scott Glennie, C, Brandon (WHL)
SKINNY: Offensively gifted Glennie a natural fit with the rest of the young, skilled Blues.

11 Jordan Schroeder, C, Minnesota (WCHA)
SKINNY: Wild couldn't be happier to get the hometown kid and Team USA World Junior star.

12 Peter Holland, C, Guelph (OHL)
SKINNY: Preds take solid two-way center to play behind future franchise pivot Colin Wilson, last year's first pick.

13 Jacob Josefson, C, Djurgarden (Sweden)
SKINNY: The League's best at developing talent, the Sabres add a future Selke candidate.

14 Landon Ferraro, C, Red Deer (WHL)
SKINNY: NHL legacy, high-end natural ability makes Ferraro a perfect fit for the Oilers.

15 Carter Ashton, RW, Lethbridge (WHL)
SKINNY: First draft pick of post-Brian Burke era fits the old mold -- big, talented, and tough.

16 David Rundblad, D, Skelleftea (Sweden)
SKINNY: Rundblad's high-risk/high-reward type of game just what the Panthers are looking for.

17 Jordan Caron, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Big, two-way center likely grew up idolizing Canadiens; now he gets a chance to be one.

18 Jeremy Morin, LW (USNTDP)
SKINNY: Explosive offensive player would fit in well with a developing Blue Jackets top-six.

19 Ryan Ellis, D, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: Ellis joins Michael Del Zotto (2008) and Bobby Sanguinetti (2006) as blue line future.

20 Dmitry Kulikov, D, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Offensive attack gets a boost from scary-talented, offense-first D-man.

21 John Moore, D, Chicago (USHL)
SKINNY: Missing out on Ellis means Moore, who isn't as dynamic but may be more complete.

22 Zach Budish, RW, Edina High (HS-Minn.)
SKINNY: Season-ending injury for Budish means Canes may have superstar sleeper on their hands.

23 Dylan Olsen, D, Camrose (AJHL)
SKINNY: Hawks' future so bright, they'll have to wear shades.

24 Zack Kassian, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Two-way forward a good fit for hard-hitting, hard-working mentality in Calgary.

25 Louis Leblanc, C, Omaha (USHL)
SKINNY: Stacked top-six in Philly means big-boy Leblanc gets time to develop in NCAA.

26 Philippe Paradis, C, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Two-way play the perfect complement to Caps' high-octane attack.

27 Nick Leddy, D, Eden Prairie (HS-Minn.)
SKINNY: Perennial success in New Jersey means Minnesota's "Mr. Hockey" will be given time to develop.

28 Stefan Elliot, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
SKINNY: Silky-smooth blueliner has 20-goal potential written all over him.

29 Chris Kreider, C, Phillips-Andover Academy (HS-Mass.)
SKINNY: Big, rangy center just what the Wings need; he'll get extra seasoning in the NCAA.

30
N.Y. Islanders (from SJS/OTT)
Kyle Palmieri, C (USNTDP)
SKINNY: Now with Tavares, Islanders' organizational prospects among the games' best; only get more impressive with Palmieri in the fold.