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*Draft order as of June 13, and does not reflect unofficial trades or reports

OILERS EDITORIAL MOCK DRAFT

JACK HUGHES

C, USNT (USDP)

The consensus first-overall selection will only make the Devils' offence - which already features players such as Nico Hischier, Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri - that much more potent. - Paul Gazzola

KAAPO KAKKO

RW, TPS (LIIGA)

The Finnish winger - who showed he is more than capable of playing against men - will undoubtedly expedite the rebuild in the Big Apple. - PG

ALEX TURCOTTE

C, USNT (USDP)

Growing up in a Chicago suburb, Turcotte idolized Jonathan Toews and now touts a similar skill-set as a burgeoning draft-eligible prospect. On a stacked USNTDP squad, the explosive young forward was dominant at the centre position boasting a clean stride with loads of hands and vision. - Cait MacPhail

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BOWEN BYRAM

D, VANCOUVER (WHL)

The top defencemen in this year's draft class who plays at another level with incredible skating ability and skill. A nice reward for Colorado at No. 4 thanks to a 2017 trade involving Matt Duchene. - Jamie Umbach

KIRBY DACH

C, SASKATOON (WHL)

A big, skilled, two-way centre that was a driver for his Saskatoon Blades this past season. There's not much Kirby Dach can't do. He can shoot, pass, skate and is reliable defensively. - PG

VASILI PODKOLZIN

RW, SKA ST. PETERSBURG (KHL)

Full of raw skill, this Russian playmaker and talented finisher has turned heads with his natural scoring ability. Touting a wicked release on his wrist-shot and bomb of a one-timer, the powerful winger is expected to be close to NHL-ready but still has two years remaining on his KHL contract with SKA St. Petersburg. - CM

TREVOR ZEGRAS

C, USNT (USDP)

Another explosive USNTDP piece who was heralded by Hughes at the combine as the most-skilled player on the team. That's saying something. Being from New York, it's a good fit for both Buffalo and Zegras with a few former NTDP products also in their system. - JU

DYLAN COZENS

C, LETHBRIDGE (WHL)

A blend of size, speed and skill, the 6-foot-3 centre touts strong skating ability not only for his size, but overall, making him tough to stop up the middle of the ice when combined with his puck-handling abilities, vision and ability to make plays off the rush. - CM

TOBIAS BJORNFOT

D, DJURGARDENS-J20 (SWE)

He won't overwhelm you with offensive ability, but given the opportunity, Tobias Bjornfot can contribute. He could be a reliable two-way option down the road after earning plaudits as one of the best defenders in Sweden's J20 league and even getting seven games at the SHL level with Djurgardens. - JU