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EASTERN CONFERENCE SCOUT'S MOCK DRAFT

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1 John Tavares, C, London Knights (OHL)
SKINNY: The best player in the Draft.

2 Victor Hedman, D, Modo Hockey (Sweden)
SKINNY: A young defenseman to go with last year's young forward, Steven Stamkos.

3 Evander Kane, C, Vancouver (WHL)
SKINNY: A good young forward that could step in next year.

4 Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, F, Timra (Sweden)
SKINNY: Ready to play next year.

5 Matt Duchene, C, Brampton (OHL)
SKINNY: Another good young forward.

6 Brayden Schenn, C, Brandon (WHL)
SKINNY: A young character center to complement their young defense.

7 Zack Kassian, RW, Peterborough (OHL)
SKINNY: Brings the element they're looking for.

8 Dmitry Kulikov, D, Drummondville (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Another young defensemen to go with Erik Karlsson, last year's first pick.

9 Nazem Kadri, C, London (OHL)
SKINNY: Some skill to replace Mike Modano in a few years.

10 Jared Cowen, D, Spokane (WHL)
SKINNY: A big, stay-at-home guy to fit with their smaller forwards.

11 Jordan Schroeder, C, Minnesota (WCHA)
SKINNY: A home-grown guy.

12 John Moore, D, Chicago (USHL)
SKINNY: Might be the best skater in the Draft.

13 Oliver Ekman-Larson, D, Leksand (Sweden)
SKINNY: Some young defense to complement their young forwards.

14 Jacob Josefson, C, Djurgardens (Sweden)
SKINNY: Need some youth up front.

15 Ryan Ellis, D, Windsor (OHL)
SKINNY: An eventual replacement for Scott Niedermayer.

16  Scott Glennie, RW, Brandon (WHL)
SKINNY: Another solid young forward.

17 Richard Panik, RW, Trinec (Czech Republic)
SKINNY: Inconsistent, but has skill.

18 David Rundbland, D, Skelleftea (Sweden)
SKINNY: A big, skilled Swede.

19 Simon Despres, D, Saint John (QMJHL)
SKINNY: A big, mobile defenseman right in their backyard.

20 Kenny Ryan, RW, USNTDP
SKINNY:  A good third-line guy.

21 Jordan Caron, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Gets up and down the ice, with size and some hands.

22 Dylan Olsen, D, Camrose (AJHL)
SKINNY: Good young defenseman from the west.

23 Peter Holland, C, Guelph (OHL)
SKINNY: A big, young center.

24 Edward Pasquale, G, Saginaw (OHL)
SKINNY: The best goalie in the Draft.

25 Nick Leddy, D, Eden Prairie (Minn.) H.S.
SKINNY: Next to Moore, he might move as good as anyone.

26 Charles-Olivier Roussel, D, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
SKINNY: Good, young defenseman to have coming along.

27 Carter Ashton, RW, Lethbridge (WHL)
SKINNY: Some size to complement their skill.

28 Marcus Johansson, C, Farjestad (Sweden)
SKINNY: A good, two-way Swedish forward.

29 Chris Kreider, C, Philips Andover Academy (Mass.)
SKINNY: Good speed and size.

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N.Y. Islanders (from SJS/OTT)
Robin Lehner, G, Frolunda (Sweden)
SKINNY: Isles need a young goalie.