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With the introduction of its 31st franchise, the National Hockey League is staging two drafts in one week. The first is the Expansion Draft, in which the picks of the Vegas Golden Knights will be revealed during the league's annual Awards ceremony. The second is the more customary NHL Draft, which will take place in Chicago on June 23-24.
The pool of draft eligible prospects, especially those likely to be first-round selections, has been analyzed and dissected for months, and across the media landscape are numerous mock drafts conducted in an attempt to project how things might shake out.
The year's draft class might lack the elite, top-end talent seen in the last two years, but it still figures to be a relatively deep crop. The Carolina Hurricanes hold the 12th overall pick in the first round, and mock draft projections vary wildly, even at the top of the round. We've compiled a collection of mock drafts and prospect rankings below.