Eastern Conference Scout Mock Draft
Aaron Ekblad, D, Barrie (OHL)
Sabres add a stud to an already impressive group of young defensemen.
Samuel Bennett, C, Kingston (OHL)
A skilled and gritty competitor; a fit for the Oilers.
Sam Reinhart, C, Kootenay (WHL)
A player you can win with; he's consistent, reliable and quietly efficient.
William Nylander, C/RW, Modo (SWE)
An offensive talent with elite-level skill.
Nicholas Ritchie, LW, Peterborough (OHL)
A dominating physical force who excels at the power game; fits the profile for the Flames.
Leon Draisaitl, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
A big, playmaking center for the Predators.
Michael Dal Colle, C/LW, Oshawa (OHL)
Hurricanes need scoring, and this guy is a sniper.
Jake Virtanen, RW, Calgary (WHL)
Swift-skating, hard-shooting forward; prefers to shoot first and ask questions later.
Brendan Perlini, LW, Niagara (OHL)
Speedy forward has a lightning-quick release.
Jared McCann, C, Sault St. Marie (OHL)
Playmaking center with a big shot.
Nikolaj Ehlers, LW, Halifax (QMJHL)
Dynamic Dane is a perfect fit for the Wings' European mix.
Haydn Fleury, D, Red Deer (WHL)
Stars can use a big (6-foot-2.5, 203), mobile puck mover on the back end.
Dylan Larkin, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
Smart two-way player who plays a complete game.
Kasperi Kapanen, RW, Kalpa (FIN)
Time is right for the Blue Jackets to take a Finn.
Sonny Milano, LW, USA U-18 (USHL)
Great skill and solid character; catalyst-type player who can ignite the offense.
Julius Honka, D, Swift Current (WHL)
Undersized (5-10.75, 180) defenseman plays bigger than his size.
David Pastrnak, RW, Sodertalje (SWE-2)
Czech player producing against men in Sweden; also had a strong World Junior tournament.
Ivan Barbashev, C/LW, Moncton (QMJHL)
Talented Russian plays well on both sides of the puck.
Alex Tuch, C/RW, USA U-18 (USHL)
Big man (6-3.5, 218) plays a heavy game; a load for defenders to handle.
Joshua Ho-Sang, C/RW, Windsor (OHL)
A player with an elite skill set and exciting talent still learning to play within the team structure.
Roland McKeown, D, Kingston (OHL)
Smooth-skating puck mover with good vision and passing ability.
Conner Bleackley, C, Red Deer (WHL)
Solid two-way player and young captain who leads by example.
Robert Fabbri, C, Guelph (OHL)
Explosive and exciting offensive talent; a game-breaker for the Blackhawks' potent offense.
Anthony DeAngelo, D, Sarnia (OHL)
Recent off-ice issues have dropped his stock, but Avalanche coaching staff could get him on track.
Nikolay Goldobin, RW, Sarnia (OHL)
Dynamic offensive talent with a touch around the net.
Adrian Kempe, LW, Modo (SWE)
Solid Swede performing well in Swedish Hockey League; fits the bill for the Sharks.
Nick Schmaltz, C, Green Bay (USHL)
Creative playmaker with a velvet passing touch.
Anton Karlsson, RW, Frolunda Jr. (SWE-JR)
Big (6-1.25, 187), assertive Swede dominates on the boards and in the corners; Bruins fans will like him.
Jakub Vrana, LW/RW, Linkoping (SWE)
Another Czech enjoying success in the Swedish league.
Thatcher Demko, G, Boston College (H-EAST)
A goalie for the future.